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Gledhow Valley, lake area

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Gledhow Valley, lake area
5th April 1956. View of the Gledhow Valley Lake area. At this time the lake was being drained for maintenace work. The water is possibly the course of Gledhow Beck which feeds Gledhow Valley Lake. In the background a woman pushing a pram and a small child can be seen on the footpath.

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Phill Davison

This is the old course the stream used to take. The photo is taken near the bottom of Gledhow Valley Road on the opposite side to the Spa Bath. Old maps show the stream crossed under Gledhow Valley Road after it emptied out of the lake. It seems the beck was put into pipes after it left the lake circa 1956. Water always finds it's own course, and incredibly to this day water can still be seen collected in this same area, 50+ years since the stream was diverted away from here and through the pipes on the other side of the road. The area is very overgrown with trees today, but the boggy remains of this old stream can still be seen, even in the dry summer months.


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