CASTLE HILL (MAENCLOCHOG) TUNNEL

1907 1:2,500 OS map.

The south portal of Castle Hill Tunnel in March 2017. On 6 October 1943, the tunnel played a small but notable part in the war effort, acting as the target for a prototype Highball bouncing bomb which was dropped from a Mosquito flying out of RAF Angle It was flown by Sqn Ldr Longbottom and he managed to get 4 out of 12 Highballs to go through the tunnel whilst two hit the portal. The tunnel was closed for a day for the test, and was quickly repaired. Click here for more pictures of Maenclochog Tunnel.
Photo by Richard Martin


Looking south from Castle Hill Tunnel in March 2017.
Photo by Richard Martin

Looking south along the track bed close to the south portal of Castle Hill Tunnel in February 2017.
Photo by Richard Martin

The north portal of Castle Hill Tunnel in February 2017.
Photo by Richard Martin

Looking north from Castle Hill Tunnel in March 2017.
Photo by Richard Martin

Looking north along the track bed close to the north portal of Castle Hill Tunnel in February 2017.
Photo by Richard Martin

Looking south through Castle Hill Tunnel in January 2012.
Photo by Scott from his Flickr photostream

Looking south through Castle Hill Tunnel in January 2012.
Photo by Scott from his Flickr photostream


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