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Dark, damp and decidedly wonderful. Take a torch, if not to see with at least the cyclists will see... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Trevor Q
Rugby, United Kingdom
Fascinating and creepy!

These tunnels are hard to find, and not well signposted until you are right in the area, but they... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Sue H
Towcester, United Kingdom
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Kelmarsh Road | Brampton Valley Way, Kelmarsh, England
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Dark, damp and decidedly wonderful. Take a torch, if not to see with at least the cyclists will see you! There were a few puddles on the day we walked it so be careful of your footing.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

These tunnels are hard to find, and not well signposted until you are right in the area, but they are well worth persevering to find. They are free to enter which is a big bonus and despite it being a dull and wet day, the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 30 November 2017

A great place to spook your friends. In the summer it is often very dry and quite pleasant but in the winter the council will often close the tunnel because the water falling from the air shaft freezes and forms a large ice circle in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank neilhE2873MI
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a bit of a hidden gem really. Unless you’ve been on the Brampton Valley Way not many people have actually seen the tunnels. It’s really an impressive sight! Cold, dark and dank but pretty remarkable! An iconic part of British history. It’s not the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Ross_Harrison
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Walked the Brampton Valley Way from Market Harborough to Northampton. The route includes 2 tunnels, the first is at Great Oxenden, the second and shorter is at Kelmarsh. The tunnels give added interest and are atmospheric especially if unaccompanied. A good torch is needed. Would...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Pete B
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we have visited, we bought some other family members with us including a 5 and 9 year old. They brought their torches and loved walking in the dark tunnel, imagining what it would have been like on the steam train....More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 743traceyp
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at a campsite nearby to meet family, we all live miles apart & this is central for most! We have children ranging from 5 to 14 so wanted something different to keep everyone entertained. We parked in the free car park, I believe...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

I cycled through this tunnel the other day not realising how long it was and how dark. I stopped half way through having an anxiety attack because I don't like tunnels. It was muddy and pitch black, a normal bike lamp won't cut it. On...More

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank Dinolola
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoy my disused railway line walks and finally found time to walk a large part of the Brampton Valley Way......we walked about 7 miles of it.We spoke to a few passers by who informed us that this was one of the longest disused...More

Date of experience: April 2016
5  Thank shane s
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Almost definitely the best tunnel in Kelmarsh. Could be improved by being less leaky. Probably don't need a torch. But suggest bringing one anyway in case you change your mind halfway/ after five metres. One highlight is the giant air vents half way along that...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Hayley M
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