Enough time had passed since the Slightly Cross Tunnel trips with memories of roof collapses, unstable walls and wader-sucking gloop. The second tunnel section of the long-forgotten Taunton Chard canal had to be investigated. Styru and I supped a pint in … Continue reading
Behind the Red Door was a whole new world of giant fans, strip lights and electric buggies. As one door closed another opened and a further eight visits was to reveal all; slowly and deliciously we gorged on the “sublime … Continue reading
TM: Spungletrumpet. Three men, one boat. Crystal clear water, immaculately decorated passage and cherry cake once the mud and nettles are negotiated.
The Excelsior Tunnel began life as a drainage and prospect adit to serve Kit Hill Mine. Later, the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment used the tunnel as part of Operation Orpheus, a project to investigate the possibility of camouflaging the seismic signature from nuclear test … Continue reading
Somerset’s answer to The Anger Tunnel. Slightly less enigmatic, but very photogenic. It’s also not a drain. A boat is needed for parts of the tunnel, and a puncture is more or less guaranteed. Beyond the initial collapse, the tunnel … Continue reading
High tide in a former tram tunnel in the West.