So yeah, this is an overspill for the Errwood reservoir. More commonly known as a plughole similar to the one in your bath, when the water level at the top reaches a certain height it floods over the walls and down into the Fernilee reservoir.
Three from Morse
After clipping in I was just over the railings as Nick said to me that they were driving back, I didnt hear much after that except that they had stopped and had asked for the kit to be removed & names to be taken.
We headed under, popped out of the bottom and gathered all of our gear expecting a police presence at the top. Luckily they had gone and had been fine with the other guys, next time we’ll get all 7 of us down.
A cheeky big mac and a strawberry milkshake got us back on the road but Bigjobs, Nick, Sho and Stacey had said their farewells. After racking our brains and the internet for something to do that wasn’t outside, myself, Morse and Millhouse ended up here. Woodhead Tunnel.
Back in the 1960s a couple of blokes figured instead of building pylons and stretching the cables out over the moors which was hard enough in itself, they would bring them through the empty Victorian rail tunnels.
I don’t really like reading the facts behind this one as 400,000 volts run through each of those black hefty cables, if I’m not wrong some of them are also oil cooled.
Got home and near enough hung myself up to dry, that was some hard rain!