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Report - Red Barn Drain - Chadderton - October 2015

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by The Lone Ranger, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. The Lone Ranger

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    Red Barn Drain – Chadderton

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    This was a pleasant stroll; after various levels of success at other locations Ojay mentioned the magic word ‘DRAINS’ clicked his heels 3 times and we ended up here.

    Red Barn drain carries the Wince Brook through Chadderton; the drain got its name from a nearby pub, this has now changed names and masquerades as a bar and restaurant.

    As drains go this one has it all, brick work, stone work, concrete sections, interesting formations and the odd side passage. Better still it’s not a welly breacher so you only get wet feet if you have a hole in you boot or I suppose slip over!

    Enough of the introduction, it's time to see what lurks beyond the keyhole.

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    As you enter the drain you are immediately impressed with the initial brick work section.

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    The first section is probably about 400m long with a 7ft diameter, an old pipe sticking out the wall.

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    A bit further up is another interesting feature, a couple of small pipes enter the brick drain.

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    The further in you get the more interesting the features become and I'm not on about Ojay.

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    Nicely coloured deposits on the walls of the drain.

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    This section terminates at a nice brick chamber, with a surface water feed from a pipe,

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    Looking back down the section of drain we had just come up.

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    Now into a short stoopy section, about 4ft in diameter and interesting to see the deformation of the brickwork making this section looked squashed.

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    It might be stoopy, but still very nice.

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    That section was short lived and soon opens out again into a squashed 7ft section (That's not Ojays waist size these days either).

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    Again back to some great colours and formations and transition into a shot stoopy concrete section..

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    This soon becomes a very nice deformed brick section.

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    Looking back with some great stalactites hanging from the roof.

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    Now into a section of egg shaped brick drain.

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    This leads you nicely up to the transition to the stone lined section of the drain.

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    Probably my favourite section of the whole drain.

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    The stone drain then reduces in diameter again to around 4ft and is brick lined again.

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    This is more or less the end of the road for us, things were remaining small and was assured it doesn't open up any further up.

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    A nice side drain intercepts the drain at this point.

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    More or less the end for us, we decided to head about another 100m up the 3ft section just to see who was through the key hole?

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    I should have known really, it was an Ojay in his natural environment.

    Great drain and an enjoyable day out, a big thanks to Ojay for being my lighting bitch.

    Cheers,

    TLR.​
     
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    Some really Great shots and lovely colours! :)
     
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    Some decent pics, I always mean to get my camera out on revisits here but end up lighting
     
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    Cheers Ojay, was a nice stroll. About time I got myself a lighting bitch :D
     
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    Beltin' that chaps. :thumb
     
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    Nice report and got some cracking photos too!
     
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    Great pictures there mate :)
     
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    Shit, this is a lovely place but this shot really does it for me :)
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    Really liking that. Cheers :thumb
     
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    About my fav drain I've done this, nice.
     
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  11. The Lone Ranger

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    Cheers all, a grand culvert and well worth a visit.

    It is a good one and enjoyed seeing your report while researching, not you usual haunt, but some cracking photos as usual :thumb
     
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    Some of the images later in this series are pretty amazing- they have an abstract quality with amazing colours
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    Does anyone know what causes such a beautiful site? Is it just the continuous darkness, wet conditions and stale air?
     
  15. Stevo1980

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    Hi great pics, where is this.
     
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