SP2167 : Shrewley Horse Tunnel (Grand Union Canal)

taken 11 years ago, near to Shrewley, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Shrewley Horse Tunnel (Grand Union Canal)
Shrewley Horse Tunnel (Grand Union Canal)
This horse tunnel leads down from the village of Shrewley to the Grand Union Canal, meeting the northern mouth of the Shrewley tunnel. Horses could not pass through the canal tunnel, they had to walk over the hill. This short tunnel provides the shortest (and possibly only?) route back to the canal tunnel mouth. One imagines that a longer route for the horses was considered and ruled out - or maybe there was a longer route for horses that refused the steep, dark and slippery descent/ascent through this tunnel. There is another image for this grid square which shows a view of the exit from this tunnel onto the towpath.
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SP2167, 50 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 February, 2009
Category
Canal tunnel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 213 672 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.1507N 1:41.3432W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 213 672
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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