Grindlow from Hucklow Edge
Grindlow in the snow
Grindlow is a hamlet of a dozen or so houses and farmsteads and lies just to the south east of Great Hucklow. It is a familiar stop for groups of walkers passing through from Foolow, Wardlow and Abney.
At its centre lies Grind Low, a small limestone knoll surmounted by a few trees. There are also two bronze age burial mounds near the footpath to Foolow.
Grindlow was a mining village for many centuries. After the demise of mining, agriculture remained as the principal form of income. Today with with demand for rural property Grindlow finds renewed prosperity but only a handful of residents depend on agriculture and the lead mines are of course long gone.
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