As its contribution to the Sustrans Connect2 celebrations for 2010, Wessex Water (the current owner of Combe Down Tunnel) has kindly allowed the Two Tunnels Group to hold an open day on Saturday 17 July 2010, during which members of the public are invited to walk through the mile long tunnel before it is transformed to its new role as part of the Two Tunnels Greenway. Everyone is welcome. Walks will start every half hour between 10am and 4pm at the Tucking Mill (southern) end of the tunnel.
Route Walk - Should people prefer to walk the whole 4 mile route between Bath and Midford on the day you can do so, including walking through Combe Down Tunnel (but not Devonshire Tunnel). Meet at the junction of Bellotts Road and the Lower Bristol Road (near the Royal Oak pub) at 10.00.
Booking - To ensure that numbers are properly managed, it is requested that places are booked on our website where further details are available.
Health and Safety - Current health and safety requires hard hats (or something similar) to be worn, so if you have one please bring it: if not one will be provided for you. The tunnel surface is uneven so sensible shoes are recommended. And it‘s very dark inside, so please bring a torch.
Travel - Limited car-parking is available. If you are able to use public transport or bike or walk, please do.
Charge - The event is free, but a small voluntary contribution, suggested at £2 per person, to Wateraid or the Two Tunnels Project, would be appreciated.