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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019)

River Douglas in Arley Wood


River Douglas in Arley Wood
From here the river flows through subterranean darkness for around half a mile before re -emerging near the site of the old bleach works.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
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Comment by: Roy on 2nd October 2019 at 00:41

Another good one Poet, I'm sure there's a walkway through the tunnel for maintenance.
Clock correct tonight.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd October 2019 at 07:02

Standish lads would walk through the Dougie tunnel

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd October 2019 at 09:02

That's lovely. I can almost hear the river!

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd October 2019 at 09:28

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'.

Comment by: Gary on 2nd October 2019 at 11:51

Excellent photo - never seen that view before.
What is the pipe to the right, progressing into the tunnel?

Comment by: Poet on 2nd October 2019 at 14:04

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.

Comment by: A Banks on 2nd October 2019 at 16:01

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 ,

Comment by: Gary on 2nd October 2019 at 18:40

Thank you Poet.
It's very much a case of learning something every day.

Comment by: Philip G. on 2nd October 2019 at 19:08

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.

Comment by: Arthur on 3rd October 2019 at 09:21

That pipe will transport Gas.
You see many near Railway bridges and embankments.

Comment by: Poet on 4th October 2019 at 09:01

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

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