A carpet of Bluebells at Calder Vale in Lancashire
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Location: Calder Vale, Lancashire
Calder Vale is a village which was founded by Quaker brothers Richard and Jonathan Jackson in 1835. The brothers built two mills, including the now-ruined Low Mill and the four-storey Lappet Mill which still works 24 hours a day producing the red, black and white checked cloth which is much in demand from Arab countries. The brothers also built terraced houses close to the mills and these are still lived in today and include Victoria Terrace, Primrose Cottages and the well-named Long Row.
During springtime, the woodland between the village of Calder Vale and St John’s Church is a carpet of bluebells and spring wildflowers. It’s a haven for many species of birds, so remember to take both the binoculars and the camera! There’s a little seat part way up the steep hill where you can rest for a while and take in the fantastic scent before you go on your way.
Technical SpecificationsCanon EOS 10D, canon 24-85 lens, 1 second @f11, ISO 100, no filter
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