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Report - Slop Pail, Bury (Walshaw Brook) - June 2016

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Bolts, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Bolts

    Bolts 28DL Regular User
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    Slop Pail (the Walshaw Brook section)

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    This culvert is actually 2 culverts in one. The Walshaw Brook infalls from the North and is joined by the Elton Brook further down the line, before carrying on underground until the brook emerges into the sunlight. Visited with @TunnelMon and spent a good few hours stooping around down here.

    We dropped in at the Elton Brook infall and proceeded down the short stretch of RCP to the junction. TM decided that we'd go left in the direction of the Walshaw Brook, vowing to "come back for the good bit" later. After much stooping, we found ourselves at the stretch of RCP that led to the Walshaw Brook infall - it was here that we started taking pictures. The next two shots show the brick section just after the infall; the first picture is facing downstream and the second is looking back the other way.

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    The brick section didn't last for long and we were soon back to RCP, which carried on for a fair distance.

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    The next part of the brook was extremely stoopy, but this was where things started to get interesting. A very short section of brick soon gave way to a large stone arch section with lots of twists and turns to keep you entertained, so I took the opportunity to fiddle about with my camera settings.

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    After a lot of clambering over rocks I was almost on the home run back to the Elton Brook infall, and all that lay between me and the junction was a stretch of mineral-infused brick tunnel that was barely tall enough for me to stoop through, although it was by far my favourite bit of the Walshaw Brook section.

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    From here it was a short distance back to the junction, however due to the crazy amount of mist in the culvert we had to stop to clean our camera lenses constantly and replace the batteries in my head-torch. A small stone arch soon opened up into a tunnel that I could almost stand up in.

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    Due to the mist and the time we had to call it a day here. Just before we left we took a short look at the Elton Brook section where the legendary bucket sits, and made it to the large construction shaft that lies just downstream. We will return for more... :D

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  2. WildBoyz

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    Looks like a proper back-breaker. Really good shots though. The random bucket is an interesting find.
     
  3. KM_Punk

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    Nicely done, great to see some brickwork :thumb




    Loving the stoop​
     
  4. MrDevla

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    Some cracking photos there, good work! Is this near the near the cricket pitch and monkey bridge @Bolts ?
     
  5. Miss Mayhem

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    cracking stuff, lovely brick work :thumb
     
  6. Bolts

    Bolts 28DL Regular User
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    It was a good un, there were a few opportunities to stand up and give your back a rest but the majority of it was crazy squatting or hands-and-knees crawling
    It's one of few drains in Bury with brickwork but it's a good one...there's supposedly even more of it in the Elton Brook section so I've got that to look forward to hahah
     
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    Not a clue unfortunately, send me a PM and I'll give you directions :thumb
     
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