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Report - Slop Pail, Bury - March 14

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Moose, Mar 30, 2014.

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  1. Moose

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    Revisit with a better camera.

    A little bit different this time, as the easy access now has a housing estate above it. We have been in the past, but only with a digital camera, I wanted to try and document this amazing and pretty long double culvert better this time round, as its only a 10 minute walk from my house :D

    After choosing probably the worst way in, we dropped in a manhole that was probably 7 feet onto slippy flooring, no ladders at all. Climbing back out was also interesting. A mixture of slippy and steamy but a really fun few hours underground!

    The 'top' of the drain starts with the Walshaw Brook rolling through, down lots of of RCP but with a few brick sections. There are a lot of inspection chambers for a rest, as the sections in between are stoopy. Thankfully it seems to have been cleaned out a bit since they built above it.

    This then reaches a very stoopy section which opens up into amazing stonework, complete with mineral buildup. The Elton Brook infalls from the right, through a short RCP section, and downstream is the bucket on a rope. It soon gets real misty, through a lot of red brickwork sections, eventually leading to a very stoopy coit where we saw a monster perch, but sadly had to end our journey. I apologise for the mist in some of the pictures, but it was picking up some of the torchlight.

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    Elton Brook joining the Walshaw Brook

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    Construction Shaft.. oh how i wish I had a wider angle lens :(

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    We tried to carry the ladders for an easy climb back out but they wouldnt fit round the corners, going upstream :crazy

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    Good to see again, it gets real deep after that last pic as I found out a few year back :D
     
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    I saw the picture haha, you're crazy! I took 2 steps forward, and started sinking into the silt rather quickly :p
     
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    ^ yeah for some stupid reason I kept going
     
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