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Report - Majestic Culverts - Oldham - June 14

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Stopford_lad, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Stopford_lad

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    Majestic Culverts - Oldham


    It's been a long time since I last wadered up, so a balmy summers evening seemed to ideal
    opportunity to meet up with Marsden and Madeye to take a look at a few nice culverts in Waterhead.

    Last time out, the water levels were pretty low, and the flow was non existant, not so this
    time as a heavy downpour meant I got to dip the crown jewels to cool off

    We started downstream next to Majestic Mill, and headed up through the silt,
    and debris, pausing every so often to admire the fish.

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    Looking back towards the outfall from the concrete box section

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    fairly soon it opens up into some nice looking brickwork, its slippy as fook underfoot

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    an unexpected surprise which I smelt coming from 200 yards away...sewer fresh :D

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    downstream from the mouth of the in-fall showing the mix of brick and variety of structure

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    the overflow from the river above, a bit too slippy to climb but very picturesque nonetheless

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    the second section of culvert runs underneath the remnants of Orb Mill, demolished in 2004
    brick built and containing a few interesting bits and pieces left over from the mill, water
    levels were much higher this time round and there were some evil looking drain spiders

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    this culverts a fair old trek, not ankle breaking, but uneven, stoopy and slippy in places

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    It eventually opens out into a jungle of nettles, bramble and ferns, thankfully its easy
    enough to climb up the bank and out behind the school

    3 blokes dressed in rubber, hanging round the back of a school with cameras..
    whats the worst that could happen ? :eek: thanks for looking :thumb
     
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  2. Marsden1002

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    Good report fella and was good to get out! Madeye wants to go out some more so we will have to set another date up!
     
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    Very nice and good to see the Majestic Tunnels again :thumb
     
  4. Nickindroy

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    Excellent stuff mate, love the waterfall. :thumb
     
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    Brilliant set mate!
    The overflow/waterfall from the river looks awesome :thumb
     
  6. Stopford_lad

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    Cheers chaps. Its a nice set of culverts with some nice features, there is another stoopy little blighter further up river that we didn't manage due mostly to the local arachnids and Marsdens ability to wedge his 6ft 4 frame into the outfall...we shall return, eh Marsden ?

    Props to Ojay and TLR for the original report btw !
     
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    Good to see again, some interesting changes in construction down there
     
  8. Stopford_lad

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    I'm guessing the academy hadn't been built when you visited ?
     
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    Was under construction, more like foundations and derp
     
  10. stranton

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    nice work there
     
  11. Marsden1002

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    Yes we will return, hopefully I'll be able to press on through rather than fall over :-/
     
  12. Stopford_lad

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    weathers looking good for next week ;)
     
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