National Trust Sickle hydro marching down the mountain.

Stickle Ghyll...early start, misty, drizzly and a little cold...but better than a spread sheet! Autumn is here!

Stickle Ghyll…early start, misty, drizzly and a little cold…but still, better than a spread sheet! Autumn is here!

Autumn is upon us and today was another Lake district day. Looking at the progress of the 100kw Stickle Ghyll hydro and then off to do something with spread sheets and budgets. I was up the mountain early this morning but the contractors had beaten me. I could hear the tell take sounds of ‘pipe installation’ 5 mins up the mountain i saw the completed weir which was resplendent with is new stone cladding. Looking good and looking as though it had been there for years. Three diggers were busy installing the 360mm pipe and another set of lads were down by the pub shuttering for the turbine base and power house floor. all very busy and a nice tidy job. couple of months more and we can turn some of the wet stuff falling out of the sky into KW’s

It was still a bit dark when i got up to the weir point. It was looking good and the new structure was fading into the background.

It was still a bit dark when I got up to the weir point. It was looking good and the new structure was fading into the background.

good to see the 500m of pipe being installed

good to see the 500m of pipe being installed

really good turbine building site. it will be almost invisible from the road.

really good turbine building site. It will be almost invisible from the road.

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