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Report - Red Barn Drain - Chadderton - October 2015

The Lone Ranger

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Red Barn Drain – Chadderton

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This was a pleasant stroll; after various levels of success at other locations Ojay mentioned the magic word ‘DRAINS’ clicked his heels 3 times and we ended up here.

Red Barn drain carries the Wince Brook through Chadderton; the drain got its name from a nearby pub, this has now changed names and masquerades as a bar and restaurant.

As drains go this one has it all, brick work, stone work, concrete sections, interesting formations and the odd side passage. Better still it’s not a welly breacher so you only get wet feet if you have a hole in you boot or I suppose slip over!

Enough of the introduction, it's time to see what lurks beyond the keyhole.

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As you enter the drain you are immediately impressed with the initial brick work section.

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The first section is probably about 400m long with a 7ft diameter, an old pipe sticking out the wall.

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A bit further up is another interesting feature, a couple of small pipes enter the brick drain.

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The further in you get the more interesting the features become and I'm not on about Ojay.

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Nicely coloured deposits on the walls of the drain.

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This section terminates at a nice brick chamber, with a surface water feed from a pipe,

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Looking back down the section of drain we had just come up.

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Now into a short stoopy section, about 4ft in diameter and interesting to see the deformation of the brickwork making this section looked squashed.

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It might be stoopy, but still very nice.

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That section was short lived and soon opens out again into a squashed 7ft section (That's not Ojays waist size these days either).

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Again back to some great colours and formations and transition into a shot stoopy concrete section..

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This soon becomes a very nice deformed brick section.

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Looking back with some great stalactites hanging from the roof.

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Now into a section of egg shaped brick drain.

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This leads you nicely up to the transition to the stone lined section of the drain.

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Probably my favourite section of the whole drain.

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The stone drain then reduces in diameter again to around 4ft and is brick lined again.

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This is more or less the end of the road for us, things were remaining small and was assured it doesn't open up any further up.

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A nice side drain intercepts the drain at this point.

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More or less the end for us, we decided to head about another 100m up the 3ft section just to see who was through the key hole?

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I should have known really, it was an Ojay in his natural environment.

Great drain and an enjoyable day out, a big thanks to Ojay for being my lighting bitch.

Cheers,

TLR.​
 

The Lone Ranger

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Some decent pics, I always mean to get my camera out on revisits here but end up lighting
Cheers Ojay, was a nice stroll. About time I got myself a lighting bitch :D
 

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