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Report - Moss Brook, Manchester - July 2013

paulpowers

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I'm on call all weekend which means parking up somewhere and waiting for work

I had a job nearby and decided to wait on an industrial estate near Manchester City Centre

Looking at Google I spotted I was a couple of hundred foot from a culvert so I popped on my wellies and headed off to have a look

Whalley Range.

Drainage difficulties are a feature of the area, as it was crossed by a large number of streams, some being notable as open sewers.[4] Many roads are in fact culverts, notably Upper Chorlton Road and Brantingham Road. As late as the 1930s significant drainage work had to be carried out in the Manley Road area.[5] Clarendon Road was built on the site of clay pits, and needed remedial work on gable-ends due to subsidence in the 1980s. Even today the remaining open streams are regularly worked on to prevent flooding.
The culvert started off well being about 7 foot high but it was rocky under foot
the mineral deposits and stalactites were quite different

Soon I reached thestoopy arch which was about 4 foot tall which made for an interesting scramble as the ground was now just rubble so I put my camera away to save it a soaking

I doubt I'll ever walk straight again


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