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Posted: 13/05/2017 19:14:59
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Hi, I have just had a very good few days exploring the area. Could anyone tell me if the tunnel from Dale quarry to Wirksworth station is still complete, thanks, David

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Posted: 13/05/2017 20:05:23
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Have a look at https://inlanding.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/the-big-ole/

The station end can still be easily be seen (but it's gated) and most of the tunnel appears to be intact. I'm not sure if the quarry end is open or filled with quarry spoil.
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Posted: 13/05/2017 23:19:43
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The tunnel route is still shown on Memory Map 2004.

A bit more here.

https://gingerarchaeology.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/wirksworth-lost-tunnels/
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Posted: 13/05/2017 23:23:55
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You can also see the route on this map:
http://maps.nls.uk/view/114588752
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Posted: 15/05/2017 09:07:39
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Back in the 1970s, Andy Hayes and I surveyed some of the mine workings that were accessible in the tunnel - but there was not much to see. IP: 62.60.43.162
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Posted: 16/05/2017 01:25:40
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In about 1971 I was in the Army Cadets and we had a weekend in a freezing cold barn on Middleton Moor and we stumbled into various adits in that area, and the weekend finished with firing Energa grenades into Middleton Mine !

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Posted: 16/05/2017 11:13:25
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Thanks for your reply, DavidWink IP: 2.29.128.133
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Thank you, DavidWink IP: 2.29.128.133
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Posted: 16/05/2017 11:14:37
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Thanks LarkerWink IP: 2.29.128.133
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