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Default Going into the abyss - 19-06-2011, 17:56

Scammonden dam bell mouth

Visited today with reddood and andyj, thanks to andy for the use of the rope and the *cough Cough* rigging

When andy and reddood told me this is what they had in mind i wasn't really too enthusiastic. My thoughts where just a big absiel into a concrete pipe, but ive got to say it was a lot of fun and a lot better than i thought and im glad i went along.

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Scammonden Dam carries the M62 motorway over Deanhead Valley in the Pennines. It is the first — and so far only — British reservoir embankment to carry a motorway, and combines the dual functions of water supply and highway infrastructure. Construction was hampered by terrible weather and the dam's location close to a peat bog.

The overflow bellmouth, which discharges through a tunnel in the valley side, is more than 9.75m below the top of the embankment and 4m below the floor of an access underpass through the dam. It lies next to the valve shaft superstructure, which is connected to the reservoir’s east bank by a footbridge supported on a second tower.

The target when under construction and as it is now.

On with trip

smoke me a kipper ill be back for breakfast
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Default 19-06-2011, 18:59

a few of mine.

A great day out too, I've been wanting to do one of these for ages, i liked this one due to the drop into it, you're free hanging all the way down.

and again, thanks to AndyJ for the **cough cough** rope and rigging

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Default 19-06-2011, 19:07

Nice one guys, it's quite a drop this one, getting out the other end is fun too

....Take pictures and leave ONLY
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Default 19-06-2011, 19:21

good styles.

photos here too
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Default 19-06-2011, 19:42

wow good stuff guys
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Default 19-06-2011, 20:28

This looks fandidilytastic

It's Dark and Hell is Hot........
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Default 19-06-2011, 21:45

Now that looks fun! Nice one.

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Default 19-06-2011, 21:46

WOW just WOW
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Default 19-06-2011, 22:06

Grand stuff, like the before & after pics
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