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Report - Worsley Brook Culvert & Greendale Footwash - April 2015

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  1. Kenni

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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

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    On to Greendale Footwash, about 50 metres long - the amount of spray in here was unreal.

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    Oh no.....

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    Oh Yeahhhhh.......

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    Another Chamber that failed the tripod test!

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    Thanks for looking :thumb






     

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  2. Punk

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    Lovely stuff :thumb cheers for sharing
     
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    Very nice report, those pics are amazing :thumb
     
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  4. Snake Oil

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    bang on that mate, looks deeper than when me n Stu went :eek:
     
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  5. Kenni

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    Ha yes - and I remember saying to you that I'd do it in wellies :D
     
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    Take some Timotei :D
     
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  7. Kenni

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    Herbal Essences ftw :D
     
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  8. dartian

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    It might have been balls deep for kenni but for me it was nipples deep. Although they are begining to sag a little with age etc. Oh well. Great pics though.
     
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    great stuff
     
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  10. FreshFingers

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    Nice one Kenni :thumb

    Now that is my style of underground goodiness, a nice bit of viewing before bed :sleep

    The mixture of brick, concrete, stone, wood and iron is lovely. It fascinates me to think of the skilled workers building the structures and then to explore the sights umpteen decades, dare I say centuries later in the case of the sandstone cut sections. It makes you wonder if in the future, will people be exploring the new structures that are being built now with the same fascination.

    I bet that waterfall section was damn noisy?
     
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  11. Kenni

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    Cheers FF :thumb - and hell yeah it was extremely noisy!
     
  12. FreshFingers

    FreshFingers Choose life, choose tunnels
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    There's a similar fall in a section near me. Bloody thunderous, and due to the falling water, it has carved a hidden bowl under the surface, sweat at the thought of slipping into it and filling waders up :eek:
     
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    That's one of the most impressive culverts I've seen yet, awesome photos as well :thumb
     
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    It certainly is a hidden gem!

    Thank you :thumb
     
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    Looks great, especially where it opens out. I wonder what used to connect in at the bricked up pipe near the outfall.
     
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