SK1871 : Looking to the western entrance to Headstone Tunnel

taken 9 months ago, near to Monsal Head, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Looking to the western entrance to Headstone Tunnel
Looking to the western entrance to Headstone Tunnel
Headstone Tunnel on the Monsal Trail in the Peak District is nearly one third of a mile long. It is a former mainline railway tunnel. What it is like near the centre of the tunnel can be seen at LinkExternal link Almost immediately beyond the exit here is Monsal Viaduct.

The tunnel was built by the Midland Railway. It was opened on 30th May 1863, eventually forming part of a main line link between London and Manchester. See also LinkExternal link

The nearby Monsal Dale station was closed to passengers on 10th August 1959 and finally after the last Ramblers' Special on 3rd April 1961. The remaining stations on the line were closed on 4th March 1967. Express passenger and goods services continued to pass through until 14th July 1968 after which much of the line through this part of the Peak District closed completely. Track lifting began in 1969 and the route through here is now part of the Monsal Trail, popular with walkers and cyclists.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1832 7152 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.4237N 1:43.6174W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1837 7149
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Monsal Trail  Former Railway Tunnel 

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