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Report - Gildersome tunnel, Leeds, June 2021


stranton

subterranean explorer
Regular User
The Gildersome tunnel is toxic, the Bombay Mix of tunnels.
Poison air by the through chamber & mid way point,
wading through stagnant water & 2 foot of iron ore deposits while dodging catch pits or debris.
It's a long & tiresome walk to the brick wall, then there's the return 2.649 miles altogether.

The Gildersome tunnel is 1 mile, 571yds long
running from Gildersome (east) to Birstall (west), runs beneath part of the M62 motorway.
The east portal lies in a cutting with retaining walls, which are in average condition
there's 4 air shafts (all capped) except no 3 which has a chimney at surface level
there's refuges on both sides of the tunnel staggering one another, one which has a through chamber
the west portal is buried beneath the M62 motorway nothing remains of it at street level.
The tunnel opened in 1900 , closed in 1966
The whole tunnel is suffering water ingress &, iron ore deposits
which drains away in the east cutting because of a 1 in 70 gradient.

east portal

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through chamber

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air shaft 1

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refuge

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air shaft 2

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air shaft 3

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above

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below

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refuge

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air shaft 4

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the buried west portal would of been 200 yds beyond the brick wall

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west portal
(1980's photograph off google)

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thanks
 
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dave

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Great effort looks like very hard work trudging through that mess. Reminded me of a tunnel i did years and years ago when i got home covered in crap my father had just one word MAD.
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
Omg. This place sounds and looks horrendous to explore. Extreme exploring at its best. Respect getting such great photos in these conditions. Looks a nightmare. I bet you stank after lol. Extremely well done Stranton. :Not Worthy
 

coolboyslim

Mr Reality Hacker
28DL Full Member
Good stuff Mr stranton.. Its all good with you cause you always stink :p:p see you next week matey :thumb:thumb
 

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