After a very wet week Eccleston Delph is somewhat full. The footpaths round are well flooded as are the entry steps and the platform for stride entries.
On a Tuesday is was very quiet, perhaps 10 divers and 4 open water swimmers (brrrr, too cold for that even in a wetsuit).
In the water 8 degrees is easily tolerable (in a drysuit) and the ropes provide the needed guidance in the mixed visibility. It worked out well for the training we needed to do for the twinset course.
The coffee plus bacon and sausage barmcake were hot and excellent. Just what you need between winter dives.