Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Soloman's temple

I've been meaning to take the walk up to this for ages, as I had an hour free I decided to give it a whirl

Solomon's Temple, also known as Grinlow Tower, is a Victorian Folly near the spa town of Buxton in the Derbyshire Peak District.
It is said to have been built by Solomon Mycock in the 1890s, paid for by public subscription to provide work for the locally unemployed with assistance of the seventh Duke of Devonshire. The tower was restored in 1998 by public subscription.
The structure is a 20-foot-high (6.1 m), two-storey tower built on top of a Bronze Age barrow, sitting on top of a ridge at a height of 440 metres (1,440 ft) above sea level. From the open top of the tower there are good views over the town and the surrounding countryside and parts of the Peak District.

I went quite late in the day which wasn't the best idea in the world, I got to the folly as the sun was dropping below the horizon. I headed straight to the roof and the view over Buxton was pretty spectacular :)

As it was now getting dark I decided to head down only issue was I couldn't see the route to the bottom of the hill where my car was parked and ended up walking around for an hour until I found the car park :lol:

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Boiler house - Harpur hill

I wasn't going to do a report on this but I have loads of pics so might as well.

This is pretty much all that is left of the Uni

University of Derby College, Buxton is located on Harpur Hill in Buxton, Derbyshire

Formerly known as High Peaks College, it became part of the University of Derby in 1998. The Harpur Hill Campus closed in 2006 as the University moved into their newly refurbished spa facilities at the Devonshire campus in the centre of Buxton.

I had just popped up from a prefab box drain which was devoid of features and decided to give this a shot.

This is behind the site that Harpur Hill university occupied, from the outside it looks to be three stories high but is filled with the incinerators with a ladder to the roof (which was really dodgy when I climbed it)

One of the big incinerators

Monday, 5 December 2011

Coomb reservoir

No rain No drain but no one ever mentioned snow :D

I was actually out looking for a sewer which made redundant last year so should be dry (I found that as I was heading home so will be back this week)

Combs Reservoir is situated near to the village of Combs, just outside Chapel-en-le-Frith in the Derbyshire Peak District. It is used by the local sailing club and fishing is permitted. There is a well signposted footpath which will lead the walker around the perimeter.

access was easy as they come but the outfall is only reasonably short.

It starts with a box prefab section then on to a sexy brick arch with some nice steps at the end

On with the pics

in the arched section

the section is about 7 foot tall, I'm just short

Light orbz at the stairs, yeah I can do that shit

Looking up

:D only short but worth a visit if you driving past