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Worsley Brook Culvert & Greendale Footwash - April 2015
Visited with Dartian
*Worsley Brook Culvert is a fascinating culvert which runs at one point underneath the Bridgewater canal. The Culvert is around 400 metres in length and has numerous interesting features along the way.
A fantastic feat of engineering, and one I am surprised hasn't been reported on a lot. The majority of the culvert is 'balls-deep', so waders are a must, and the section of culvert that runs beneath the canal is rather stoopy.
At the end of the culvert is a chamber with two in-fall pipes; the left hand side pipe was gushing water down in to said chamber, of which I am unsure how deep it is as I carried out the obligatory 'tripod test' and failed.
*Greendale Footwash is a 'locked' overflow chamber from a local dam and runs in to the beginning of Worsley Brook.
On with the pics
On to Greendale Footwash, about 50 metres long - the amount of spray in here was unreal.
Another Chamber that failed the tripod test!
Thanks for looking