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Report - Mapperley Tunnel, Nottingham, Sep16


The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
Visited this last year, and just getting round to posting my photos up. I have visited before, but was never happy with my photos from the first time round, so a return visit had been on the cards for a while. As last time: shocked & bemused at the condition of this place, and surprised it has not been sealed, whilst considerably safer tunnels are caged shut.


We reached the astonishing tower of fly-tipping. Can’t say for sure, but we may have spooked some other explorers who may have been hiding around the other side of it. Difficult to tell with the noise of the raining water from the tunnel roof.



An amusing incident occurred this day. On the way back, we stopped to scout out a potential derp . I parked in a car dealership just before 6pm, and we walked down the road to give a quick survey. On the way back - only 10 minutes later - discovered the dealership was closed, gated, and my car was locked in with it! Had to retrieve it the next day. #thewalkofshame.

Explore with Lostexplorer, & Elhomer



The tunnel was 1132 yards long, but is now blocked after the second airshaft behind an astonishing monument to flytipping. It was built in open countryside at the time, but is now being slowly surrounded by housing estates. Of the many abandoned tunnels in Nottingham, Mapperley tunnel is deep at 40mtrs, opened in 1876, and closed in 1960. It is in terrible condition due to mining subsidence, and a previous collapse.

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the tower of flytipping, down the second airshaft
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looking back
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thanks for looking
 

Punk

Punkus Explorus
Regular User
Nice set of snaps :thumb


An amusing incident occurred this day. On the way back, we stopped to scout out a potential derp . I parked in a car dealership just before 6pm, and we walked down the road to give a quick survey. On the way back - only 10 minutes later - discovered the dealership was closed, gated, and my car was locked in with it! Had to retrieve it the next day. #thewalkofshame.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Forgot about that.
 

UrbanCaving

Sewer Rat
Regular User
nice report there. The car parking incident was a fun one, that was a fun little meet.

And @Punk is always on his best behaviour except on weekends and week days.
 

lincstunnelexplorer

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Awesome photos. Been there afew times... first time i took the wrong way down into the cutting and got caked!!

Anyone ventured up onto the infill? Ive been up there and think you can get quite a way but seeing as my partner in crime has vertigo i wasnt going alone
 

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