What does remain is the weirs, pipes, goits and mill lodges that were constructed to provide water to the works.
Part of the pipe can be seen in this photo.
To support the pipe which runs for several hundred yards, walls have been constructed along most of the very steep far bank.
The pipe eventually appears, to start the goit.
The goit now is very over grown but still holds water, but not from the pipe and weir.
The goit was constructed to allow water to flow into The Bunk as well as continuing to the bottom end of The bunk.
Where it was piped on to supply water to three other lodges and maybe direct to the works.
The pipe disappears into the hill side.The Bunks bank is just on the left of the picture.
The bunk is a quite large deep lodge and is used by Bolton Anglers
The houses at the bottom end are part of Firwood Fold.
Although, as I said the water from the goit is piped away, I can not see how water from the lodge got to the lower lodges or the bleach works. Must be a pipe somewhere.
Leaving The Bunk to go to the other lodges one passes Firwood Fold the birth place of Samuel Crompton 1753- 1827 one of the forefathers of the Industrial Revolution.
The fold dates back to the eighteenth century, more info on google.
Two of the remaining lodges are still clear water and are used again by Bolton Angling whilst the third still has water but is full of trees and reeds.
These are known as Firwood Lodges.
Behind the fishermen is the third lodge with all the trees in it.