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Report - Withycombe Brook, Exmouth - September 2014

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Oxygen Thief, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Oxygen Thief

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    [video=youtube;mcN3i4PvA9A]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcN3i4PvA9A[/video]

    After Exmouth was severely flooded in 1960, various flood defences were put in place to defend from the sea, the estuary and the brook.

    A sunny afternoon out with Styru and The Queen...

    We entered just a few metres from the outfall to the sea...

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    and headed inland up a very large concrete channel...

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    Had a chat with a local, who reminds me a lot of Bob Fleming...

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    There's some surprisingly big structures for what appears to be a small amount of water...

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    Vehicle access...

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    Of course we had to go down here...

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    Out of there, and carry on further inland...

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    At this point there's public access and it's maintained by the council, it seems...

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    But what's this ahead... a little bridge? Someone walking across with a pint? A little pub sign seemingly placed for people wading up the brook?

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    Bonus ! Freezing cold pint of cider...

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    Always a welcome cold one after a day in drains, interesting flood system :thumb
     
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    Good one!
    Nice part of the country is Exmouth.
    Looks like a good chilled out stroll.
    That bloke really is a dead ringer for Bob Fleming, it's been a while since I heard some of his folking folk singles :)
     
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