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  1. Lenston

    Ebbw Vale Culvert ( Dunkin Donuts ) Wales - Dec - 2017

    A bit of a revisit to see if anything had changed since my last visit in 2014   Well worth a look if your passing.    Some History    The Culvert in Ebbw Vale is along the River Ebbw Fawr, a stretch of just over a mile of the river was Culverted in 1937 to accommodate expansion of the...
  2. WildBoyz

    Worsley Brook Culvert (Old Worsley), Manchester - December 2016

    History Once part of Lancashire, Worsley is a small town in Greater Manchester, England. It is first mentioned in the Great Rolls of the Pipe (a collection of financial records maintained by the English Exchequer) in 1195, when it was known as Werkesleia, meaning, in the language of the...
  3. WildBoyz

    Faverdale Black Path, Darlington - December 2016

    History Faverdale is a northern suburb of Darlington in County Durham, and is well known for being the site of a large industrial estate. Although the area was rural until the twentieth century, when a large wagon works was established in the 1920s, there is evidence of prehistoric, iron age...
  4. WildBoyz

    Tanfield Culvert (Boardwalk), Durham - May 2016

    History Tanfield culvert was built in 1723 as owners of nearby coal mines needed a way of moving material from their pits to the Tyne (see Tanfield Railway). From the river it could then be loaded onto ships and transported to large industrial cities in the South. As the surrounding land was...
  5. WildBoyz

    Gunner's Regret, Wellington - March 2016

    History Johnsonville, otherwise known as J’ville, is a large suburb of the city of Wellington, New Zealand. Originally, J’ville was the site of an old Maori track which stretched from Wellington to Porirua and ran through a dense native forest; no native inhabitants resided there until European...
  6. WildBoyz

    Kaiwharawhara, Wellington - March 2016

    History The Kaiwharawhara stream and its tributaries, which are located on New Zealand’s north island, drain from an area of steep land from Ngaio in the north and the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary in the south. The natural catchment has, however, been altered considerably in recent years as...
  7. WildBoyz

    Two by Four, Gosforth (Newcastle) - March 2016

    History Being a flood hazard every year in Newcastle Upton Tyne, several culverted sections of the Ouseburn have had major work done to them in recent years. Many of the smaller tributaries, such as the one in this report, have also had their flow diverted or restricted to prevent it from...
  8. WildBoyz

    Newburn Culvert, Newburn - February 2016

    History   Newburn Culvert, located underneath a block of flats known as Spencer Court, was originally built on land owned by the Duke of Northumbria sometime in the mid-1800s. The culvert was a traditional brick Victorian structure. On the 17th May 2012, after heavy rainfall, a large 6 metre...
  9. WildBoyz

    Ouseburn Culvert/Shelter, Newcastle - January 2016

    History The Ouseburn Culvert provides an interesting counterpoint to the nearby Victoria Tunnel, for while the latter was described during the Second World War as the worst air raid shelter in Britain, the Ouseburn Culvert was considered by some one of the best, thanks to its dryness...
  10. Punk

    Purse Culvert, Loughborough - Oct '15

    Explored with Lost Explorer History Winding through the middle of Loughborough is Woodbrook. Since 1870, Woodbrook has mainly been below ground. This was following a Cholera outbreak in 1848. This section of the brook starts after Bridge Street and eventually flows beneath the canal. This is...
  11. WildBoyz

    Buttonhole Culvert, Leicester - August 2015

    History “If you hear water coming, grab a chain and hope for the best†– Punk. After the Second World War, like most other major towns and cities across Britain, Leicester was widely redeveloped; these were partly reconstruction efforts, alongside the much wider movement to improve the...
  12. WildBoyz

    River Sherbourne Culvert, Coventry - July 2015

    History The River Sherbourne, whose name is said to have stemmed from the term ‘Scir Burna’ (meaning clear stream) in the Medieval Ages, flows through the centre of Coventry, England. Essentially, Coventry originated owing to its close proximity to the river, and it depended heavily on it...
  13. WildBoyz

    Markeaton Interceptor (Flo Selecta), Derby - July 2015

    History “The area used to flood quite regularly until the corporation carried out work to improve the drainage system. The water used to come up through the drains after heavy rainfall as there was nowhere else for it to goâ€. Markeaton Brook, which runs through the centre of Derby, has been...
  14. Rik

    River Gade Flood Culvert - Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - Jan 2015

    My visit Got a tip off from a fellow 28DL forum member Northern Ninja, (unsure if they are on OS) and a lot of information regarding this little local explore right on my doorstep from him, so big thanks to him for that. Off I went to order some waders as at the end it was indeed waist deep as...
  15. Lenston

    Dunkin Donuts Culvert - Wales - May 2014

    The Culvert in Ebbw Vale is along the River Ebbw Fawr, a stretch of just over a mile of the river was culverted in 1937 to accommodate expansion of the steel works. The tunnel was originally a brick lined concrete arch for its entire length. In places it has raised walkways on either side, it is...
  16. C

    Lavant Culvert, Chichester, Sept 14

    I can't find much information on these tunnels unfortunately, except a suggestion that they were built in the 1800s. The river is a winterbourne, so it is dry through the summer months and available to explore. This was my first underground explore, also my first solo explore. Thoroughly...
  17. woody

    River Grom culvert - Sept 2014

    visited with alanmowbs82 and captain_kid this culvert runs for about a mile and half, it has three different build techniques, prefab concrete rings, round victorian and egg shaped, I'm assuming that the downstream half of the culvert was changed from victorian brick to the concrete to accept an...
  18. Camera Shy

    Alden Brook Culvert - Helmshore (Nov 2013)

    Whilst chasing up a couple of leads i thought it would be rude not to stop and have a look at a couple of the many culverts this part of the world has to offer, plus it's been a good while since i did anything underground. With the recent rain there was quite a flow in parts, that plus the...
  19. Paulpowers

    Big Humpty & Medlock Culvert, Manchester -Sept 2013

    For the first time in a long while I was able to take my break in Manchester and as I was just on top of it I nipped down to Big Humpty and the Medlock Culvert. Big Humpty is a victorian brick culvert and to be honest that's pretty much all there is to it, the culvert section is relatively...
  20. Paulpowers

    Great Britain Chaddesden Culvert, Derby - July 2013

    It's been a scorcher of a day with temperatures reaching 30 C I was on my way back for a job in Luton and a combination of the heat and my sweat had my balls sticking in my inside leg, I needed to head underground where I could be cool for half an hour. I've been in the major drains around...

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