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Default Upper Gwenfro Culvert 31/08/12 - 31-08-2012, 16:23

Explored with myself

Having previously tried this but failed due to low battery in the torch and a flat battery in the camera I gave it a miss.

Never got off to the best start as I reached the outfall to discover I'd left the torch in the car so it was back to the car.

outfall, its a significant stoop


down to the Infall now I've got my torch! a short 6ft box to begin.
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The short, nice looking culvert 5 ft dropping to 3-4 ft.






between the nice section and the boring bit.


the main, boring culvert 4 ft here


3 ft RCP (never went up here) about half way along


A little on was surface access with lots of spiders and providing respite from the stoop. managed to get in sight of the outfall but, water levels had risen to around a ft and with just wellies that was a bit too high! combine that with what felt like a reduction of culvert hight (guessing it was down to 3 ft due to debris) it was here that I turned back, with that previously mentioned surface access being used for a bit of more respite.

Intresting floor though, gravel but seems to be embedded


Illegible poster from the box culvert association at the 6 ft culvert



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Default 31-08-2012, 19:17

What parts did You hit?

I keep planning on hitting up a part I didn't manage with Jim Gillette, but I get all distracted by the underground invites when I have free time, and it's not Hammering it down.

If you fancy doing the whole thing, hit me up, and we'll see what we can organise.


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All under (and next to) Southsea here. Probably going to attempt the Wrexham section one afternoon. but it's usually a spur of the moment desision. Need to get down there as I want to hide one or 2 geocaches in that culvert. And some duct tape to attempt to seal up the waterproofs

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Default 31-08-2012, 20:14

good stuff, looks back breaking though
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good stuff, looks back breaking though
VERY! I have not sat down since!
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All under (and next to) Southsea here. Probably going to attempt the Wrexham section one afternoon. but it's usually a spur of the moment desision.
I can take you to the in fall at the Wrexham section (In 2 parts). I'll have to get a Wetsuit, or just MTFU. It's a long one, and probably a minimum of thigh-deep throughout. I'm more worried about the camera to be honest.

I also know a couple of possibles for hiding your Geocaches. Accessible, but not easily spottable.

Hit me up over PM if you have Thursday or Friday free next week.


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Default 31-08-2012, 22:14

Cool little report. Must be something in the make up of culverteers - the majority seem to do em solo.


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I can take you to the in fall at the Wrexham section (In 2 parts). I'll have to get a Wetsuit, or just MTFU. It's a long one, and probably a minimum of thigh-deep throughout. I'm more worried about the camera to be honest.

I also know a couple of possibles for hiding your Geocaches. Accessible, but not easily spottable.

Hit me up over PM if you have Thursday or Friday free next week.
Ah! that would be at low pipe and shopping trolly central! (well it was when I was last there)

Will give you a shout once I've worked out my plans.
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