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‘Otterspool’ is derived from the Old English name Otirpul or Oterpol. Otir was the Old English for otter and the location was so named because of the otters which inhabited the tidal creek and freshwater pools formed where a stream joined the River Mersey. The stream feeding Otterspool was known as Osklesbrok but was later renamed the River Jordan by a community of puritans who leased smallholdings around the stream. In 1743, 44 varieties of fish were noted in the river, including sturgeon, and it was reputed to have been the best salmon fishery in the area.

The stream and pool were fed by two brooks known as the Upper Brook and the Lower Brook. The Lower Brook rose near Edge Lane and flowed through Toxteth Park Cemetery before meeting the Upper Brook in Sefton Park. The Upper Brook rose near Sandown in Wavertree and flowed into Greenbank Park and then into Sefton Park where it was channelled into the boating lake to meet the Lower Brook. From Sefton Park the stream was culverted until it re-emerged in Otterspool Park . Before modifications were made to the flow of the stream, ‘Osklesbrok’ was a vigorous watercourse with good quality fishing and contained a number of cascades along its course as it flowed through woodland before joining the Mersey.


these are just a handfull of pics taken underground in this vast culvert,after a day of some serious draining this was the last port of call and to be honest by the time we had found this the last thing i wanted to do was walk well over a mile in the crouched position after doing it for most of the day.

there is a collapse in the middle of this meaning its now split into 2 halfs with major flooding at the end of the first half.the first half we left it was the second half we done and by the time we came out and was going to do the first section we was just too fucked to even bother with it so a re-visit is deffo in order to complete the full tunnel when we are fresh faced.

im no expert on these kind of things but this is vast with mainly walking crouched over and very little room to even attempt to stand up but it is fun just to stop for a minute and see fish trying to swim back upstream after getting swept away from sefton park lake.


visited with kevsy21 and tcci (although he didnt venture in thanks for lending me your spot beam)














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Good effort, i hate stooping


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Default 30-12-2010, 02:33

That looks great, Well done man!
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Default 30-12-2010, 11:10

What a cool looking place if a little of a back breaker!


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Default 30-12-2010, 12:06

Looked at this ages ago and decided it was too stoopy for my liking. Good on yer fella, it was worth a mooch after all.
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Nicely done. Looks like it's been surveyed quite recently.


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Yeah good on you, i could not be bothered with all that stooping. nice shots.


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Default 30-12-2010, 15:56

Marvellous! I saw this and the Alt mentioned in my Underground Liverpool book!


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Default 30-12-2010, 18:11

I took robbo down there last year where he proceded to drop his wallet in the drink.
The dank air and rooty collapse put us off.
I just wish one of us could find the parrallel one to the river, all i came across was a load of gay porn !! The stuff at the bottom of the field by the police social centre looks promising ?

Close to the red buddha ox


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I took robbo down there last year where he proceded to drop his wallet in the drink.
The dank air and rooty collapse put us off.
I just wish one of us could find the parrallel one to the river, all i came across was a load of gay porn !! The stuff at the bottom of the field by the police social centre looks promising ?

Close to the red buddha ox
didnt you guys do a different one that was accessed via a manhole or is it the same one
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