World's biggest free geocaching network
Geopaths - matching lots of geocaches
Full statistics, GPX's, all for free!
Mail notifications about new caches and logs
100% geocaching posibilities for free
You have to be logged-in in order to perform operations on this cache.
Show cache statistics
Sapperton Canal, Danesway - OK0490
Owner: swindon_leys
Please log in to see the coordinates.
Altitude: 180 m. ASL.
 Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Cache type: Traditional
Size: Small
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 22-10-2018
Date created: 30-10-2018
Date published: 30-10-2018
Last modification: 30-10-2018
2x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 0 watchers
10 visitors
1 x rated
Rated as: n/a
In order to view coordinates and
the map of caches
you must be logged in
Cache attributes

Swamp, marsh or wading  Dangerous area 

Please read the Opencaching attributes article.
Description EN

Not sure how good coordinates are so follow hint.

When Sapperton Tunnel on the Thames & Severn Canal opened in 1789 it was the longest canal tunnel ever constructed in the United Kingdom. It is 2.17 miles (3.49km) in length, and today is the third longest.

Construction started in 1783 and the first boat passed through in April 1789. The last commercial traffic to use the tunnel was in May, 1911.

As early as 1916, roof falls made the tunnel impassable to normal boat traffic.

Today Sapperton Tunnel remains impassible with a number of significant roof falls, and a complete blockage near the Sapperton end.

From time-to-time the Cotswold Canals Trust conducts an informal survey of the tunnel to assess its condition. The last of these was in November 2008. More on this later.

Big thanks to Dylan Burgess for bringing this area to my attention

Additional waypoints
Symbol Type Coordinates Description
Parking area --- Parking
Trailhead --- Entrance
Additional hints
You must be logged-in to see additional hints
Log entries: Found 2x Not found 0x Note 0x All entries