Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019)
River Douglas in Arley Wood
Photo: Poet (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
Another good one Poet, I'm sure there's a walkway through the tunnel for maintenance.
Clock correct tonight.
Standish lads would walk through the Dougie tunnel
That's lovely. I can almost hear the river!
Wigan's very own Ol'Man River!
....Tote dat barge, Lif' dat bale,
Git a little drunk, an' you lands in jail ...
I loved that film 'Showboat'.
Excellent photo - never seen that view before.
What is the pipe to the right, progressing into the tunnel?
Gary, the pipe was used to supply compensatory water to the Bleach works whenever water from the river was drawn to fill the Worthington reservoir. The tunnel was built in 1858. Regards.
A group of us walked under this tunnel when we were teenagers, theirs a two foot walkway , it goes right under Arley wood and travels right under the old Bleachworks the source of the river Douglas starts as a trickle very close to the pylons at winter hill, 37miles long ,
Thank you Poet.
It's very much a case of learning something every day.
Great photo, Poet, and it's always nice to see a little bit of turbulence on our woodland's narrow stretches of water, . . . Aye. And your photo doesn't half, also, remind me of the occasion when Robin and Little John met for the first time and fought for right of way on a narrow bridge.
That pipe will transport Gas.
You see many near Railway bridges and embankments.
Arthur, the pipe is connected to the basin of the Adlington reservoir. It is definitely a water pipe.
Pictures from inside the tunnel can be seen by googling 'River Douglas Culvert' on flickr. Regards