Gibraltar Weir - Apethorn, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 26.461 W 002° 05.537
30U E 560293 N 5921714
Quick Description: This is one of three weirs on the River Tame in Tameside on the Trans Pennine Trail.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/17/2018 2:00:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMYZZY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
During the industrial revolution a number of water powered mills were built alongside the River Tame. In order to mange the water flow each mill had its own associated weir built.

"Gibraltar Weir was built to power Gibraltar Mill, which was a cotton mill built on the left bank of the river Tame in Apethorn, Hyde, between Apethorn and Haughton Dale. It was built in the late 18th century and it was demolished in the 1960s." link

The Trans Pennine Trail is a national trail that crosses the UK from Southport to Hornsea. The trail is a combined cycle way, footpath and bridle path for horses. It makes use of many river path, canals, converted railways and other paths wherever possible. At this point it is following the route of the River Tame.
Location of the waterfall:
Trans Pennine Trail on west bank of River Tame
Near to Gibraltar Lane
Apethorne, Tameside United Kingdom

Type / features of structure: Other, please specify in description

Estimated height in feet: 10

Estimated height in meters: 3.00

River/stream/lake/reservoir: River Tame

Coordinates of parking: Not Listed

Fees: Not Listed

Flow dates: Not listed

Estimated width in feet: Not Listed

Estimated width in meters: Not Listed

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