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Report - Captain Birdseye Flo Selecta (Markeaton Interceptor Storm Relief Culvert) - Nov 2012


paulpowers

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Captain Birdseye Flo Selecta (Markeaton Interceptor Storm Relief Culvert)


I said I'd never head back down this one as the best bit is the unusual infalls but I was passing so dropped in.

Once you find a way over, under or around the rather large spikey fence you then have to get down to the entrance

so entry can be an arse when you then consider that it's in Derby's number one dogging spot (and they go at it night and day)

when you do make it in you have the brilliant infall followed by half a mile of straight drain, I'll save everyone the long straight tunnel pics


The Markeaton Interceptor Storm Relief Culvert also known as "The Flow Selecta" and "The Markeaton Interceptor" is a storm relief culvert running under Markeaton park taking water from the Markeaton basin across through Derby city center, and out into the River Derwent. The culvert was constructed in 1938 in response to the 1932 flooding of the area; with various improvements made in 2006. For the most part the culvert is of concrete and brick construction and approximately 12ft high. Access points can be found at regular intervals, the largest of which rises up by 8 floors. The culvert is almost one and a half miles in length and takes water from the Markeaton basin across Derby and out into the River Derwent.
Right here are the pics

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First I checked out the side pipe
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time to go
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