In early days people travelled on foot or on horseback. People using the roads, (which were pack-horse tracks laid with causey stones where the nature of the ground demanded it), were usually travelling on business. Long trains of pack-horses or "Galloways" would carry lime from Clitheroe, coal from Cliviger or iron from Bradford. On local market days, our local clothiers would use the packhorse tracks en route to the piece halls at Heptonstall, Halifax or Rochdale. Until the coming of the Turn Pike Roads, the valley tracks were practically nonexistent, except at places where they formed a link between the roads on the opposite hillsides.
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