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Dudley Canal Tunnels

mikem

Well-known member
Definitely not caving, but they were a limestone quarry & closed to canal boats (except for our escort) on an organised tour.

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

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

Mike
 

RobinGriffiths

Well-known member
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.
 

mikem

Well-known member
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.

Mike
 

mikem

Well-known member
Organiser's report:
https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2017/dudley-tunnel-tour-a-huge-success

Mike
 

Leclused

Active member
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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