Charles collects water

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Charles collects water
to help treat
Fenton's fever

Charles collects water from the weir

"To you it's just a test a gauntlet to be run"
Fenton to Charles


After Fenton's fitful and feverish night of sleep, Charles desperate both to treat him and to see Fenton's precious notebooks fetches water from the river.

The weir in
Monsal Dale

The weir in January 2002

January 2002


Description: The weir is a noisy and spectacular sight at any time of year. The stone platform on which Charles (and the camera crew) stood is accessible down a short, steep mud path, and is an excellent position from which to take photos. However, the area submerges when the water level rises.

Where is it?: The weir is in the heart of the Monsal valley, about 5-10 minutes walk from the base of the viaduct along the bank of the river.

Where's the best vantage point?: The stone platform (see above) is a good viewing position, but the weir looks fantastic from all angles. To view the weir from the other bank, walk further away from the viaduct a short distance to a small bridge, cross to the other bank, and return along the far side.

What about access?: Access is free and unlimited. There are no restrictions on photography.

Anything else?: The top of the weir is seen later on in the episode when Sanders, Jim and Charles flee to the safety of the waterside from the now plainly-rabid Fenton. Although, in the programme, the weir appears to be in the valley below Fenton's half-way house, the two locations are many miles apart.  

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07 January 2003