Glenfield Tunnel – Over The Top

Length:
3.8 miles
Duration:
1 hour 55 minutes
Difficulty:
Easy
Direction:
Circular
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Summary

Glenfield Tunnel – Over The Top

This walk passes through the residential housing estates of New Parks and Glenfield, which were built over the top of the historic Glenfield Tunnel. The tunnel was completed in 1832 for Leicester’s first railway line, which transported coal from the Leicestershire coalfields. This walk starts near the tunnel’s eastern portal and passes some of the ventilation shafts which mark the tunnel’s subterranean route. Along the way we reveal a little history of the tunnel and the Leicester to Swannington Railway, finishing our story at the site of the former Glenfield Station. The route then returns to the start.  For a more detailed story, check out the virtual walk video.

To download this walk as a PDF click here: Glenfield Tunnel – Over The Top

To view the walk video, click here: Video – a virtual walk over the top of the Glenfield Tunnel

This walk is available on GoJauntly.  GoJauntly is a free community based app which can be downloaded to your smart phone. There you can find local walks to follow, and even create some of your own. 

Some free routes have been created on GoJauntly by volunteers for Leicester City Council. 
Click here to access this walk on GoJauntly. 

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