Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Boats moored at Saul Junction

Gallery: Inside Sapperton Canal Tunnel

These photos were taken during two informal suveys of the Tunnel early in 2015. One entered in through the Coates portal and continued in for a distance of about 1 mile. The second entered from the Daneway (Sapperton) end for a distance of about 300m, until the complete blockage was encountered. For more information see the Sapperton Canal Tunnel page.

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Coates End
Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Coates Portal

1. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Coates Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - pipes for spring water to exit

2. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - pipes for spring water to exit

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - looking towards Coates Portal

3. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - looking towards Coates Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - looking towards Coates Portal

4. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - looking towards Coates Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel

5. Sapperton Canal Tunnel

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - looking towards Coates Portal

6. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - looking towards Coates Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel

7. Sapperton Canal Tunnel

Chain marker 76 - just beyond where falls start

8. Chain marker 76 - just beyond where falls start

Sapperton Canal Tunnel

9. Sapperton Canal Tunnel

Sapperton Canal Tunnel

10. Sapperton Canal Tunnel

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Coates side of blockage

11. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Coates side of blockage

Daneway End
Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Daneway Portal

12. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - Daneway Portal

Sapperton Canal Tunnel  - first major roof fall from Sapperton end

13. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - first major roof fall from Sapperton end

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - wall bulge

14. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - wall bulge

Sapperton Canal Tunnel  - first major roof fall from Sapperton end

15. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - first major roof fall from Sapperton end

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - showing type of construction

16. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - showing type of construction

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - '170' Chain Marker

17. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - '170' Chain Marker

Sapperton Canal Tunnel  - second major roof fall from Sapperton end which blocks

18. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - second major roof fall from Sapperton end which blocks

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - potographing a chain marker

19. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - potographing a chain marker

Sapperton Canal Tunnel - looking out through Daneway Portal

20. Sapperton Canal Tunnel - looking out through Daneway Portal