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Report - River Rea - Birmingham - March 2020


MOONTODUST

28DL Member
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My first UK explore after moving here a year ago, happy to be here, lots of exciting places to explore. I've done a lot of urbexing in the past, but this is my first time in the UK!

Sorry about the bad oversaturated quality, we kind of just stumbled upon an access route and didn't initially plan to take pictures so my phone camera had to make do.

The river is quite interesting, it's an interesting juxtaposition of the remains of industrial Birmingham and the new. It's incredibly quiet down at the river. Be mindful of the needles and excrement.

We had a lot of time, but there's so many things to cover about the various drains that they're worth their own explores on their own.

It's quite slippery, so I do recommend a helmet (as you can see us wearing!) and a torch for the dark sections.

Pictures below, but they're resized, you can find the originals on my: Flickr


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stranton

subterranean explorer
Regular User
it's like Sheepcar beck, Leeds with all the graffiti
 
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TheVicar

Loyal to the Drain
Regular User
Nice to see someone new taking an interest in this kind of thing. :thumb
Did anybody walk over the pedestrian bridge (in your tenth pic) while you were down there?
 

MOONTODUST

28DL Member
28DL Member
water level is high in that first bit, has it dammed up under the canal bridge?
It has, so we couldn't get to the big underground bit easily, which is why we went the other way.

Nice to see someone new taking an interest in this kind of thing. :thumb
Did anybody walk over the pedestrian bridge (in your tenth pic) while you were down there?
Yes, 2 guys walked down there. Didn't seem to notice us though!
 

jewelleryquartergirl

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
One of the oldest parts of Brum, where industry began. There have been many plans to open out the river and create an urban oasis (as part of Digbeth and South Side redevelopment schemes) but presumably they will come to nothing if there is a post-coronavirus recession.
 

Speed

Got Epic?
Regular User
Trouble is 'urban oasis' dont really work when they are covered in turds and jam rags as soon as it rains a bit! The Rea is filthy.
 

KCM

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Good set of pics. Great looking at our history. Thank you for posting.
 

Rosary_Boy

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
My first UK explore after moving here a year ago, happy to be here, lots of exciting places to explore. I've done a lot of urbexing in the past, but this is my first time in the UK!

Sorry about the bad oversaturated quality, we kind of just stumbled upon an access route and didn't initially plan to take pictures so my phone camera had to make do.

The river is quite interesting, it's an interesting juxtaposition of the remains of industrial Birmingham and the new. It's incredibly quiet down at the river. Be mindful of the needles and excrement.

We had a lot of time, but there's so many things to cover about the various drains that they're worth their own explores on their own.

It's quite slippery, so I do recommend a helmet (as you can see us wearing!) and a torch for the dark sections.

Pictures below, but they're resized, you can find the originals on my: Flickr


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always best do this when the waters lower say mid summer, but you need to go towards Duddeston theres more tunnels and the Dark half hour tunnel much better
great photos of our river rea ;)
 

chills

• Chief Noob Wrangler •
28DL Full Member
water level is high in that first bit, has it dammed up under the canal bridge?
I cleared some of the blockage the other week to bring the level down a bit but there’s a huge tree under one of the arches. I took a wander last weekend and part has been properly cleared but the tree is still there. As you walk further down there’s blockages under each bridge so water level will remain high for the foreseeable.
 

pastybarm

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
The river named after the actor, do hope to see it one day, and those big outfalls at the sides.
 

Rosary_Boy

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
I cleared some of the blockage the other week to bring the level down a bit but there’s a huge tree under one of the arches. I took a wander last weekend and part has been properly cleared but the tree is still there. As you walk further down there’s blockages under each bridge so water level will remain high for the foreseeable.
yeah going towards Duddeston it can be abit deep cos of the blockages, but when its hot like last few days is the time too go and have a good look
 

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