SD9518 : Solomon Cutting below the Pennine Bridleway, Chelburn Moor

taken 8 months ago, near to Summit, Rochdale, Great Britain

Solomon Cutting below the Pennine Bridleway, Chelburn Moor
Solomon Cutting below the Pennine Bridleway, Chelburn Moor
A public footpath follows the water channel for a while, before crossing it and veering to the left.
Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor, Littleborough :: SD9519
This water channel diverts Light Hazzles Clough across a low ridge to Higher Chelburn Reservoir. It was constructed before 1850, when the reservoir supplied water to the summit pound of the Rochdale Canal.

On the ridge there is a pond with a weir on the channel going forward to the reservoir and a higher weir on an overflow channel that drops back down to Light Hazzles Clough, now called the River Roch despite its small size.

Approaching the reservoir there is another overflow controlled by a stop board, which in July 2017 is diverting all flow to the watercourse downstream of the reservoir. Then there is a storage pond with a weir at the outlet, and the channel finally plunges steeply down to the reservoir.

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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Water resources  Moorland 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9531 1867 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.8695N 2:4.3472W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9530 1869
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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