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The History of Lunedale

Lunedale has a long history of occupation, as evidenced in its landscape, from pre-historic times through to the present day.

Due to the geological significance of the area there has been much exploitation of minerals, ores and stome through the ages.

The agricultural use of the land has included farming of sheep and cattle and maintenance grouse moorland for entertainment of the nobility.

The construction of the two major reservoirs, Grassholme and Selset in the 19th and 20th centuries saw the loss of much agricultural land but the dale continues to thrive into the 21st.