Harecastle Tunnel (North)

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Kidsgrove, Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
Harecastle Tunnel (North) - Me at Harecaslte Tunnel (North Portal), Trent and Mersey Canal, Kidsgrove
Harecastle Tunnel (North) - Former 'Brindley' Tunnel, Trent and Mersey Canal, Kidsgrove
Harecastle Tunnel (North) - Harecastle Tunnel (North Portal), Trent and Mersey Canal, Kidsgrove
Harecastle Tunnel (North) - A boat entering Harecastle Tunnel (North Portal), Trent and Mersey Canal, Kidsgrove
Harecastle Tunnel (North) - Harecastle Tunnel (North Portal), Trent and Mersey Canal, Kidsgrove
Harecastle Tunnel (North) - Harecastle Tunnel (North Portal), Trent and Mersey Canal, Kidsgrove
Harecastle Tunnel (North) - Harecastle Tunnel (North Portal), Trent and Mersey Canal, Kidsgrove

Harecastle Tunnel (North) Kidsgrove Reviews

spidermiss spidermi…
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Harecastle Tunnel (North Portal) Nov 06, 2017
The tunnel is situated on the Trent and Mersey Canal between Kidsgrove and Tunstall in Staffordshire. There were originally two tunnels, the other one being the "Brindley" one, but only the "Telford" tunnel is navigable and in use.

The original purpose of the tunnel is to transport coal to heat the Staffordshire Potteries' kilns. The tunnel is approximately 1.5 miles and takes boats an average of 30-40 minutes to transverse through. The tunnel only can allow boat traffic to travel in one direction at a time and there are times for northbound and southbound traffic to travel through. The tunnels are ventilated to minimise the strong smell of diesel fumes.

There is no towpath through the tunnel so walkers and cyclists have to divert over the tunnel via a series of footpaths. I visited the North portal of the tunnel and hope to visit the South portal of the tunnel in the near future.
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Trent and Mersey Canal, Kidsgrove
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