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Kenni 02-04-2011 22:07

Holy Well - Barrow Bridge - Bolton 02/04
 
This is a bit of a strange one as its not quite a full report its more of a recce. I have been looking for this site for a while and after a full day "mothers day shopping" I decided to see if I could find it once and for all. The only problem was, it was going dark, I was on my own and I didn't really have the correct gear on (it was very wet), but I managed to go a few feet in. I took a few pics and so I am looking at going visiting it properly if anybody with tunnelling experience fancies it. (Its quite cramped).. anyway the history and info can be found at - http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/pla...shire/england/
On to the pics, sorry about the quality.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0626.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0625.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0628.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0629.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0634.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0630.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0631.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0632.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0635.jpg

The water flows from the spring down to the river
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0643.jpg

View of the Barrow Bridge Chimney
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...l/DSCF0622.jpg

Thanks for looking and if anybody fancies it let me know.........

sallybear 02-04-2011 22:18

Looks interesting, not heard of this place at all. Any idea how far it goes on for?

Kenni 02-04-2011 22:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by sallybear (Post 137892)
Looks interesting, not heard of this place at all. Any idea how far it goes on for?

Not really, on the link there is a map of the area and the people who went inside in 2008 went halfway but it goes further..who knows??.......;)

Snake Oil 02-04-2011 23:05

count me in!

NewStuff 03-04-2011 00:14

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Originally Posted by Snake Oil (Post 137895)
count me in!

Having done an epic crawl a week ago... Kneepads FTW!

Oh, and painkillers afterwards... your back is going to hate you with a passion ;)

buddah 03-04-2011 10:24

Nice so ho far in did you go? there was way to much water coming out when i went to it so didnt bother.

Kenni 03-04-2011 10:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by buddah (Post 137906)
Nice so ho far in did you go? there was way to much water coming out when i went to it so didnt bother.

Didn't go too far I was on my own and yeah there was water coming out but not that much, would be ballsy to see where it goes

Kenni 03-04-2011 10:32

Its supposed to come out at the spring in moss bank park, ive had a look for it but could'nt find it

Gibbo 03-04-2011 11:41

That's really cool. I used to take my little 'un to Moss Bank Park a lot when I lived in Tyldesley.

The-Village-Idiot 03-04-2011 14:43

This is a great place, I have been right to the end. Believe me it gets even more cramped. My buddy couldn't even get his cam out towards the end and it was difficult to turn round.

Might be best to go in just one at a time, the water crashing down at the end can be amazing. It does look dangerous with the water pouring down through the brickwork.

I was a member of the team who took the picture on the website posted above. We did this and "old smokey" on the same day as they are both short and both so close. Do old smokey first and then was all the soot off in the well :)


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