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Report - Harrop Brook Culverts - Bollington - Feb 15

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Stopford_lad, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Stopford_lad

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    Harrop Brook - Bollington

    Following on from an earlier dip in the brook, JM Rodwell had rekindled my interest in this
    small section of river, and as I was passing by anyway, I thought I may as well wet the
    waders, and It was well worth the effort.

    Harrop Book is a tributary of the River Dean in Bollington, and this part meanders
    downstream from a small weir towards Bollington recreation grounds, passing through a
    number of small tunnels and bridges, as well as numerous well kept back gardens and
    summer houses along the way.


    I took the difficult option and headed up-stream, attempting not to break my ankles or
    take my customary dip :rolleyes:

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    The first culvert known locally as 'the rat tunnel' fairly shallow but with evil craters

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    Looking back towards Bollington recreation grounds and some rather nice brickwork

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    Out of the rat tunnel and under the first bridge as it becomes a bit more un-even

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    moving upstream and passing under another small bridge directly under the main road

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    I was rather excited to find a fast flowing run-off coming from a large concrete and
    steel girder reinforced box section, partially hidden behind a wall of greenery

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    Nice and shallow, and a great sound as the water rushed downstream towards town

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    Now this felt more like proper 'drain' territory with some aging looking brickwork

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    this section reminds me of Hyde Falls, it's full of massive pot-holes just ready to swallow
    all your gear, and is a real ankle breaker of a slog

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    Moving upstream and into the last of the small culverts and towards what sounds like a roar

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    Which turns out to be this small waterfall from the weir above, and that's as far as I went...

    Thanks for looking :thumb
     
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  2. Snake Oil

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    thats proper nice, love the waterfall at the end :) My feet are killing me just looking at all that rubble in the water!
     
  3. Stopford_lad

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    No stoops though lad...that's the important thing :thumb
     
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    Lovely stuff :thumb I particularly like pics 2 and 9 :thumb
     
  5. tweek

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    Is this Bollington near Macclesfield? If so, wish I'd have clocked this before I stayed there at the weekend, would've packed the waders.
     
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    Certainly is Tweek, there's a few decent bits and pieces to go at round there, none of it's hardcore drainz..but well worth a paddle nonetheless :thumb
     
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    What a cool place, I love the last pic of the waterfall :thumb
     
  8. Marsden1002

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    Looks a decent culvert that !
     
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    Must have missed this one, looks interesting :thumb
     
  10. Stopford_lad

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    I was pleasantly suprised tbh..The box section is definately worth a look
     
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