The Yorkshire city of Bradford is well known as the curry capital of
In the world of urban exploration, It is also known as the drain capital of the North.
Hidden below the city streets runs the Bradford beck. Nicknamed Macro by It's subterranen travellers.
Macro is a fearsome challenge and real twisting supercharger of a drain.
It is the drain that all others are measured by.
Within the labyrinth of tunnels, 2 more systems are spawned, Academy and Pandoras box.
A walk through guide of the Macro layout is Here
100 years of flash floods have taken there toll, ripped up and battered tunnel fabric leave pot holes, and hazards a plenty for the unwary traveller.
We were about to leave the smell of Chicken Tikka's, and Masala's behind to sample the musty stank depths of the beast Macro.
The Bradford beck runs underground, just higher up from the old Odeon
cinema, It twists and turns under centenery square before emerging
near to Valley parade football ground.
Unusually for a major city, Bradford is not built on any substantial body of water. The ford from which it takes its name 'Broad-Ford' was a crossing of the stream called Bradford Beck. The beck rises in the Pennine hills to the west of the city, and is swelled by tributaries such as Horton Beck, Westbrook, Bowling Beck and Eastbrook. At the site of the original ford, just below the present Bradford Cathedral, it turns north, and flows more or less straight towards the River Aire at Shipley.
The beck's course through the city centre is entirely underground and was mostly so by the middle of the 19th century.
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