Situated at the bottom of a steep sided valley boosting easy walking access to a wide variety stunning landscapes including moorland, woodland and open county side. Neighbouring Jerusalem Farm and Wade Wood Nature Reserve, Jowler Mill is set in 6 acres of woodland and has it’s own mill pond, waterfall and brook. Built around 1812 the cotton mill has had interest history with amazing stone work features now largely obscured by nature, as it is slowly reclaimed it from it’s industrial pass. Now it is the haunt of a variety of woodland birds such as Nuthatches, Tree Creepers, Goldfinch, Jays, Woodpeckers and Herons. Quiet visitors may catch a sight of deer. The Calderdale Way passes though the woods which crosses the Pennine Way about 5 miles away.
Wade Wood Nature Reserve Walk
Take time out to explore the local woods. Cross the wooden bridge, keep Caty Well Brook to you left hand side as you take the path to the wooden outdoor play area. Carrying on a little further you will see a river island surrounded on three sides by Caty Well Brook and Luddenden Brook. Turn back keeping Luddenden Brook on your left hand side and you will come to some stepping stones. Cross the stones and turn left for the pond dipping platforms. See the red line on the map below
If you want to leave such a tranquil setting, there is plenty to keep you occupied within a five mile radius including:
Calderdale Way – 50 mile loop around Calderdale
Hardcastle Crags – Amazing walking area set around Gibson Mill owned by the National Trust
Keithley & Worth Valley Railway – Steam Railway – Jump on at Oxenhope and get off at Haworth
Pennine Way – Walk the Calderway for 5 miles to join the Pennine Way