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Healey Dell is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology. The River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands through thousands of years, creating delightful scenery and spectacular waterfalls which once powered ancient corn, wool and cotton mills.
A disused 1800s railway line is now a nature trail with magnificent views from a 100ft high viaduct.
The Education Section provides a range of educational information and activities for all ages from Key Stage 1 upwards. It also contains background information about the history and folklore of The Dell which is of interest to all. Also, have a look at the Information Centre on the website for maps, factsheets about flora and fauna, scientific, archaeological and sociological reports and more.
The Information Centre is a central area where you can access the whole library of images, documents, links and bulletin entries. Key features of the Dell include the Broadley Wood Mill, Fairies Chapel, Lodges and Waterways, Railways and Viaduct, Stone Rubbing Mill, Th’Owd Mill l’th Thrutch, and the Twin Bridges.
Healey Dell also provides a cycle route along the disused railway line through the centre of the Nature Reserve.