Marsden is a mill town on the northern edge of the Peak District, located near the head of the Colne Valley. The modern village has all the delights of the countryside to explore, as well as a rich industrial heritage and array of shops, pubs and cafes.
Surrounded by popular rambling routes, Marsden is the perfect town for lovers of the outdoors. Walkers can discover the National Trust Marsden Moor estate, climb Pule Hill for a spectacular 360-degree view, explore Wessenden Valley and its neighbouring reservoirs and visit the ancient monument Eastergate Bridge, which was once used to help carry packhorses over the Pennines to market.
After a hike in the hills, visitors can wind down with a pint of real ale by the riverside or a mouth-watering slice of cake. The town is made up of rows of beautiful gritstone cottages, an extravagantly large church and several mills, some of which remain active today. There’s plenty for visitors to see, including its small but attractive shopping centre built near Marsden’s Victorian Town Hall.
The Riverhead Brewery Tap,