The Torrs Trail
Location 6 - Rock Mill Weir

The weir here, which was once much higher, had the same purpose as that at Torr Vale Mill, providing a supply of water for a water-wheel via a head-race tunnel. The entrance of the tunnel is below the stone wall next to the railings (though not visible from this side of the river). On the opposite bank of the river is a fine natural outcrop of a sandstone known geologically as the Woodhead Hill Rock which forms the walls of the gorge. On the way to the next location, on the left by a wall half-way up the slope, you pass what is thought to be the remains of an engine bed in Rock Mill.

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