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Medlock Culvert - Manchester
Now I must have been down here a dozen times with various members, but still no report..so at a loose end I decided to take another poke.
Medlock Culvert sits just down river from big Humpty, along the 'red river' so called because of the red bricked channel that meanders its way
through Philips park, although sadly the council are in the process of ripping the whole thing out.
The culvert itself is a fair old size and runs directly under the council owned City of Manchester stadium (Etihad)
which is where it smells faintly of s**t
She boasts a few nice features including a big poo chute and an overflow from the canal where the water cascades down stone steps.
Fairly unassuming exterior as the culvert cuts under the main road, but it soon turns into good old victorian brickwork
grippers on either side, meant wellies would have sufficed...however I like the smell of waders in the morning :)
Looking back towards the in-fall from the small poo processor
Poo-chute which leads through to a small overflow, nowt exciting
thought i'd have a play with the torches
This is my favourite feature, nice and steady flow today, but I've seen torrents in the past
Down river towards the outfall, it gets really deep and silted past here, I should know as I took a swim last time out
One of my favourite strolls and well worth a wander if you're in the area...Ta for looking
Oh and if you do fancy a look, drop me a message, there's something else round here worth a gander