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Report - Harrop Brook Culverts - Bollington - Feb 15

Stopford_lad

foul-mouthed oaf
28DL Full Member
#1
Harrop Brook - Bollington

Following on from an earlier dip in the brook, JM Rodwell had rekindled my interest in this
small section of river, and as I was passing by anyway, I thought I may as well wet the
waders, and It was well worth the effort.

Harrop Book is a tributary of the River Dean in Bollington, and this part meanders
downstream from a small weir towards Bollington recreation grounds, passing through a
number of small tunnels and bridges, as well as numerous well kept back gardens and
summer houses along the way.


I took the difficult option and headed up-stream, attempting not to break my ankles or
take my customary dip :rolleyes:

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The first culvert known locally as 'the rat tunnel' fairly shallow but with evil craters

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Looking back towards Bollington recreation grounds and some rather nice brickwork

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Out of the rat tunnel and under the first bridge as it becomes a bit more un-even

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moving upstream and passing under another small bridge directly under the main road

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I was rather excited to find a fast flowing run-off coming from a large concrete and
steel girder reinforced box section, partially hidden behind a wall of greenery

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Nice and shallow, and a great sound as the water rushed downstream towards town

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Now this felt more like proper 'drain' territory with some aging looking brickwork

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this section reminds me of Hyde Falls, it's full of massive pot-holes just ready to swallow
all your gear, and is a real ankle breaker of a slog

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Moving upstream and into the last of the small culverts and towards what sounds like a roar

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Which turns out to be this small waterfall from the weir above, and that's as far as I went...

Thanks for looking :thumb
 

tweek

meek
Regular User
#5
Is this Bollington near Macclesfield? If so, wish I'd have clocked this before I stayed there at the weekend, would've packed the waders.
 

Stopford_lad

foul-mouthed oaf
28DL Full Member
#6
Is this Bollington near Macclesfield? If so, wish I'd have clocked this before I stayed there at the weekend, would've packed the waders.
Certainly is Tweek, there's a few decent bits and pieces to go at round there, none of it's hardcore drainz..but well worth a paddle nonetheless :thumb
 

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