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Tintern medieval tunnel system found by accident

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Judi Durber:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56281726

royfellows:
At Goginan, Ceredigion, they put a pole down through the cut and cover deep adit. Still there as it was installed. A few years ago an explorer with a bit of nerve managed to squeeze past it but encountered a blockage about 40 yards beyond.

PeteHall:
This has brought back happy memories.

I remember spending hours playing in the drains at Tintern Abbey as a child. I seem to remember one of them emerging in the bank high above the river, though that may have grown in my imagination.

Last time I visited, as a teenager, I think that they were all fenced off or covered with gratings so that you couldn't get in...

ChrisJC:

--- Quote from: PeteHall on March 04, 2021, 10:25:54 pm ---This has brought back happy memories.

I remember spending hours playing in the drains at Tintern Abbey as a child. I seem to remember one of them emerging in the bank high above the river, though that may have grown in my imagination.

Last time I visited, as a teenager, I think that they were all fenced off or covered with gratings so that you couldn't get in...

--- End quote ---

Same as me. We used to go on Scout Camp in the Brecon Beacons, and we'd stop at Tintern on the way. We had a lot of fun in the tunnels.
But as you say, returning as an adult, the health and safety police had fenced them all off.

Chris.

kay:
I remember exploring one of the drains during a school trip. There was a limit to what you could do during a two hour visit, in full school uniform, complete with skirt and boater hat

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