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Report - Nearcliffe wood water tunnel - Jan 2012

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Jimbojam82, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Jimbojam82

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    Nearcliffe wood water tunnel runs approximately 1300m from Nearcliffe woods to just outside Edlington. The tunnel was built to transport water, where from and where to are unknown - there could be more sections of this tunnel yet to be discovered :thumb The tunnel houses a large metal water pipe which is now broken and redundant.

    The tunnel itself is a bit of a squeeze to get in and out of and in places has been back filled with rubble, most of the tunnel can be negotiated by stooping with just a few tricky sections. The tunnel changes from natural rock to brick and back to rock in a few places with metal reinforcing to some parts of the ceiling.

    All in all a nice little explore if you don't mind getting shitted up! Pics are a bit washed out as I didn't take my big torch so relied on the flash.

    The way in,


    Change from rock to brick,

    Rock lined air shaft,

    Wooden joists (not sure what these were for)


    The U2 fans had beat me to it, circa 1982 I believe?!,

    Bit of a crawling section,

    Brick lined air shaft,

    A squeeze out,

    One of the air shafts,

    Looking down into the air shaft, showing the depth of the tunnel,

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