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    Default High Street / Benniworth tunnel, Lincs, Feb13


    Number 2 of 5 sites visted on our monster 200 mile roadtrip. After the extremeness of St Johns Asylum, this was a nice relaxed explore.

    The high street tunnel, also known as the Benniworth tunnel or South Willingham tunnel, is 557 yards long, and single track bore. This is the shorter of the 2 Lincolnshire wolds tunnels, it has a slight gradient and is fairly dry inside, with deep workmanís recesses on both faces. The drain with catchpits runs along one wall side, not in the centre. The tunnel opened in 1875 and closed in 1958.

    We also visited the nearby Withcall tunnel, but that was gated shut at the eastern portal with 5 dial combination lock. Didnít really have time to try 100,000 combinations! Didnít get to the western portal, but presumed it would be the same. The tunnels are in Nowheresville Lincolnshire so be prepared for a bit of a drive from Lincoln, but is close to RAF Stenigot satellite dishes.

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    crumbling brickwork




    north portal


    Thanks for looking :)
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    Like that, some nice colours you captured.
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    I like that too!
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    What on earth are those weird colours all about? I assume they were not overly enhanced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeJF View Post
    What on earth are those weird colours all about? I assume they were not overly enhanced?
    There were some unusual colours in there, so I gave it a slight lift when shooting to be honest.
    but not enhanced post procesing. Hope that is acceptable
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    love anything railway related, cracking stuff
    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    Nice work Wombat, being from Lincs myself, I've walked this one and Withcall too. Lovely little tunnel to light up as well. Excellent work, loving it!;)
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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