Edenfield’s surroundings by Richard Bishop | Posted on February 3, 2018 East Lancs Railway in the valley bottom at Lumb below Edenfield. The rear of properties on Bury Roadd Edenfield, viewed from the A56 Link Road Valley up to the Scout Moor Reservoir The green grassy dam at the head of the valley can be seen. Beyond this is Scout Moor Reservoir. The old tram line’s route can be clearly seen along the right-hand side of the valley. Downstream leads to Dearden Clough and the remains of Plunge Mill.Graveyard at Edenfield Parish Church.Feeding Time A farmer tends to his sheep just below Fecit Farm next to the A680 Rochdale Road.Michael Wife Lane, near Edenfield, Lancashire. An unusual name for this bridleway leading northwards from the A680 Edenfield C of E Primary SchoolStubbins Primary School, south of the A56. Dearden Brook, known locally as “The Plunge” runs between Scout Moor and Edenfield Waugh’s Well. This monument was originally built on the site of a spring in 1866 to honour Rochdale-born Edwin Waugh (1817-1890), one of Lancashire’s finest poets. It was rebuilt in 1966 in memory of Ward Ogden, a local naturalist and rambler. It makes for a fine contemplative viewpoint and resting place on the Rossendale Way.
Re: Waugh’s Well.
I was walking up at Waugh’s Well on Wednesday, 18th April 2018 and rather sadly noticed that the head relief sculpture of EW has been removed from the well wall. Does anyone know what’s happened to EW’s head?
I think that it was damaged by frost and has been removed for repair. There’s an article about it here:
Thanks for the link to the Rochdale Online article re: Waugh’s Well and the missing/damaged head of EW. It’s comforting to know that it’s been taken away for repair and will, hopefully, soon be back on the wall. Btw I enjoyed your photos. Cheers.
Good news posted by the Rossendale Harriers Twitter account, the monument at Waugh’s Well has been repaired.