Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Boats moored at Saul Junction

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