Harecastle Tunnel (North end)

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Harecastle Tunnel (North end) is a place on the waterways on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Etruria to Hardings Wood) between Junction with Burslem Branch Canal (disused) (3 miles and 7½ furlongs to the southeast) and Hardings Wood Junction (Junction of Trent and Mersey Canal and Hall Green Branch) (2¾ furlongs to the northwest).
 
It is at one end of Harecastle Tunnel.

Navigational note for Harecastle Tunnel:

Summer opening hours

The Tunnel will open for passage daily between 8.00am and 6.00pm. To be guaranteed a passage, craft must arrive by 4.00pm. Last craft in the Tunnel at 5.15pm if the Tunnel is free both ways. For any enquiries call 03030 404040 during office hours. == Winter opening hours == By appointment only – Telephone 03030 404040 giving at least 48 hours notice. Mondays & Wednesdays - 8.30pm to 12pm (last passage 11.15am)
Fridays - 11.30am to 3.00pm (last passage 2.15pm)
Saturdays - 8.30am to 12.30pm (last passage 11.45am)
Closed: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day.

 
The nearest place in the direction of Junction with Burslem Branch Canal (disused) is Harecastle Tunnel (South end); 1 mile and 5¼ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Hardings Wood Junction is Harecastle Bridge No 131; ½ furlongs away.

Mooring here is tolerable (it's just about possible if really necessary) , mooring rings or bollards are available. Mooring is limited to 24 hours. Rated as 'tolerable' only because it is POSSIBLE to moor here, but it is gloomy and feels unsafe, with lots of noise from the nearby railway.

Facilities: chemical toilet disposal, rubbish disposal and water point.

 

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 NarrowBoat Through Harecastle Tunnel
A narrowboat goes through the Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent & Mersey canal at Kidsgrove in Staffordshire. This is the Telford side, running for 2,926 yards (1.66 miles). The video is 1min 35sec long, though the actual journey shown was just under 40minutes.
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Nearest water point

The nearest water point is here. Others are at:
Red Bull Services — 7½ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Red Bull Services
Harecastle Tunnel (South end) — 1 mile, 5¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Hall Green Stop Lock — 1 mile, 6¾ furlongs away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock
Etruria Services — 5 miles, 2¾ furlongs away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Etruria Services
Stoke Bottom Lock No 36 — 5 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Stoke Bottom Lock No 36
Wheelock Wharf — 7 miles, 1½ furlongs and 26 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Wheelock Wharf
Buxton Road Bridge No 68 — 7 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Buxton Road Bridge No 68
Bosley Top Lock No 1 — 11 miles, 4½ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bosley Top Lock No 1
Locketts Bridge No 53 — 11 miles, 5½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Locketts Bridge No 53
Middlewich Junction — 13 miles, 1 furlong and 31 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Middlewich Junction
Middlewich Town Wharf — 13 miles, 4 furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Middlewich Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Middlewich Town Wharf
Park Lane Bridge No 31 — 13 miles, 7 furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Park Lane Bridge No 31
Middlewich Big Lock No 75 — 13 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Middlewich Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Middlewich Big Lock No 75
Stone Services — 14 miles, ½ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Stone Services
Stafford Road Bridge No 93 — 14 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Stafford Road Bridge No 93
Aston Marina (Entrance) — 16 miles, ¼ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Aston Marina (Entrance)
Swettenham Street Maintenance Yard — 16 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Swettenham Street Maintenance Yard
Billinge Green Flash — 17 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 35 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Middlewich Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Billinge Green Flash
Orchard Marina — 18 miles, 3½ furlongs and 35 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Middlewich Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Orchard Marina

Nearest rubbish disposal

The nearest rubbish disposal is here. Others are at:
Red Bull Services — 7½ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Red Bull Services
Etruria Services — 5 miles, 2¾ furlongs away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Etruria Services
Planet Lock No 3 — 5 miles, 7½ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Planet Lock No 3
Wheelock Wharf — 7 miles, 1½ furlongs and 26 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Wheelock Wharf
Bosley Top Lock No 1 — 11 miles, 4½ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bosley Top Lock No 1
Park Lane Bridge No 31 — 13 miles, 7 furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Park Lane Bridge No 31
Stone Services — 14 miles, ½ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Stone Services
Middlewich Household Rubbish and Recycling Centre — 14 miles, 2 furlongs and 35 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Middlewich Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Middlewich Household Rubbish and Recycling Centre
Aston Marina (Entrance) — 16 miles, ¼ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Aston Marina (Entrance)
Billinge Green Flash — 17 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 35 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Middlewich Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Billinge Green Flash
Consall Forge — 19 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Consall Forge

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

The nearest chemical toilet disposal is here. Others are at:
Red Bull Services — 7½ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Red Bull Services
Westport Lake Services — 2 miles, 6¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Etruria Services — 5 miles, 2¾ furlongs away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Etruria Services
Wheelock Wharf — 7 miles, 1½ furlongs and 26 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Wheelock Wharf
Bosley Top Lock No 1 — 11 miles, 4½ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bosley Top Lock No 1
Park Lane Bridge No 31 — 13 miles, 7 furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Park Lane Bridge No 31
Stone Services — 14 miles, ½ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Stone Services
Aston Marina (Entrance) — 16 miles, ¼ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Aston Marina (Entrance)
Swettenham Wharf — 16 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Swettenham Wharf
Billinge Green Flash — 17 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 35 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Middlewich Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Billinge Green Flash
Bollington Wharf — 19 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bollington Wharf

Nearest place to turn

Hardings Wood Junction — 2¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Hardings Wood Junction
Pipers Bridge Arm — 1 mile, ¾ furlongs away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Pipers Bridge Arm
Winding Hole below Red Bull Bottom Lock — 1 mile, 3½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Winding Hole below Red Bull Bottom Lock
Harecastle Tunnel (South end) — 1 mile, 5¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Winding Hole below Halls Lock — 2 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Winding Hole below Halls Lock
Snapes Winding Hole — 2 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Snapes Winding Hole
Heritage Narrowboats — 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Heritage Narrowboats
Ramsdell Hall — 3 miles, ¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Ramsdell Hall
Middleport Winding Hole — 3 miles, 1¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Thurlwood Winding Hole — 3 miles, 2 furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Thurlwood Winding Hole On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Chellshill Winding Hole — 4 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Chellshill Winding Hole
Oak Farm Winding Hole — 4 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Oak Farm Winding Hole
Pierpoint Winding Hole — 4 miles, 6½ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Pierpoint Winding Hole
Toby Carvery Festival Park — 4 miles, 7½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Festival Park Marina — 4 miles, 7¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Etruria Junction — 5 miles, 2 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Winding Hole above Hassall Green Bottom Lock — 5 miles, 2½ furlongs and 17 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Winding Hole above Hassall Green Bottom Lock
Etruria Services — 5 miles, 2¾ furlongs away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Etruria Services
Etruria Footbridge — 5 miles, 3½ furlongs away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) to Etruria Footbridge

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Longport Wharf — 3 miles, 1¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Festival Park Marina — 4 miles, 7¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Etruria Junction
Andersen Boats Wharf — 13 miles, 3½ furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Middlewich Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Andersen Boats Wharf
Stone Boat Building Chandlery — 14 miles, 1 furlong and 12 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Stone Boat Building Chandlery
Stone Wharf — 14 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Stone Wharf
Aston Marina (Entrance) — 16 miles, ¼ furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Etruria Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) to Aston Marina (Entrance)
Swettenham Wharf — 16 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Swettenham Wharf
Kerridge Dry Dock — 19 miles, ½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Kerridge Dry Dock
Bollington Wharf — 19 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Hardings Wood Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch) to Hall Green Stop Lock, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bollington Wharf
 

Wikipedia has a page about Harecastle Tunnel

Harecastle Tunnel is a canal tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Staffordshire between Kidsgrove and Tunstall. The tunnel, which is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) long, was once one of the longest in the country. Its industrial purpose was for the transportation of coal to the kilns in the Staffordshire Potteries. The canal runs under 195 m (640 ft) Harecastle Hill near Goldenhill, the highest district in Stoke-on-Trent. Although described singularly as a tunnel, Harecastle is actually two separate but parallel tunnels built almost 50 years apart. The first was constructed by James Brindley in the late 18th century and the second larger tunnel was designed by Thomas Telford, and opened in the late 1820s.

Only the Telford tunnel remains navigable after a partial collapse closed the Brindley tunnel shortly before the First World War. As the Telford tunnel is only wide enough for a single boat, canal traffic is managed by sending alternating northbound and southbound groups of boats through the tunnel. Ventilation is handled by large fans at the south portal.

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