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Report - Stanford Reservoir - April 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by UrbanCaving, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. UrbanCaving

    UrbanCaving Sewer Rat
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    Explored with JuJu

    The area around my self seem to have quite a number of little reservoirs. Most of them the overflow is clearly visible on satellite view. But that did not deter myself and JuJu from taking a casual drive around on a sunny Saturday afternoon in the off-chance that we would find at least a small shitty draw off tunnel.

    We ended up looking at only 3 before it starting pissing it down and only one of them had something slightly exciting to offer...

    Stanford Reservoir:
    This took us a good amount of walking to get too. in hindsight we should have just dumped the car outside of the house at the end of what appeared to be a private driveway. As not to be too bait we parked some distance away... we knew it was worth it as we saw a big gaping hole!

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    So a pleasant walk around the reservoir, and we bump into an angler, who tells us that were only allowed to be near the reservoir with a permit issued by Severn Trent. Oh well.. so we carry on our quite muddy and probably more effort than needed walk.

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    This walk seems to go on for quite some time, I think I massively underestimated the distance between the portal and the car. But it wasn't too long after the fisherman that we heard the rushing of a weir which formed part of the reservoirs overflow.

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    A couple of little bridges to cross and we get to the overflow channel which runs behind the reservoirs wall..

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    We eventually get to the portal that is photographed further up this report and make our way into quite a spacious 250M long tunnel, that has a left turn inside of it.

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    As you notice on the inside of the tunnel, and close to the draw off tower it is gated. I don't quite understand why they would gate the tunnel that far in when they could have gated up the portal.

    And here is the draw off tower it self.

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    We opted a slightly different walk back, over an old disused railway line, and on the way back we met one of the strangest guys... on a field in the middle of nowhere, a key chewing, could hardly understand a word he said type of bloke appeared and started asking us about the reservoir and once again telling us we need a permit to be there. He must have also walked a very long way, but what a strange bloke.
     
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  2. The Wombat

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    Nice work Pom
    Good to see you back
     
  3. UrbanCaving

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    He he thank you. I never left lol just been a bit busy with life. Which has meant a lot of time to research :)
    I have plenty of new finds coming this year ;)
     
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