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Offline mikem

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Dudley Canal Tunnels
« on: November 02, 2017, 06:00:54 pm »
Definitely not caving, but they were a limestone quarry & closed to canal boats (except for our escort) on an organised tour.







Returning through Netherton Tunnel, which is normally off-limits to canoes.



You can take a boat ride through them: http://dudleycanaltrust.org.uk/history/tunnels-mines-and-caverns/

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Re: Dudley Canal Tunnels
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 06:17:41 pm »
Very Cool  :thumbsup:

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Re: Dudley Canal Tunnels
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 07:40:56 pm »
I spotted some stal - so cavelike :)

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Re: Dudley Canal Tunnels
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 07:44:01 pm »
There would be.

Dudley is on limestone. Hence Dudley Bugs (Trilobites).
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Re: Dudley Canal Tunnels
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 08:38:09 pm »
There would be.

Dudley is on limestone. Hence Dudley Bugs (Trilobites).

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Re: Dudley Canal Tunnels
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 11:39:00 pm »
Yes, I've had that pencilled in for a while. I think on one of the combos you can spend the whole day chugging away.

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Re: Dudley Canal Tunnels
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 07:49:35 am »
There's a 45 min trip that does a loop through the quarry caverns, 2 hours that goes to the end of the Dudley Tunnel & back and a 6 hour trip that does a loop through 2 sets of locks & returns through the Netherton Tunnel (but only runs on certain days). It also backs on to the Black Country Living Museum, which is apparently worth a visit.

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Re: Dudley Canal Tunnels
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Re: Dudley Canal Tunnels
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 08:21:28 am »
Nice pictures. Here in Belgium we also have such kind of abandonned boat tunnels. With lots of concretions/stalls.

Tunnel of Godardville

Some photos here  http://photoerrance.canalblog.com/albums/le_tunnel_fluvial_de_godarville/index.html

 

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Re: Dudley Canal Tunnels
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 11:11:08 am »
Tunnel of Godardville

Most impressive set of photos. I like the speleothems.  Better than some caves!