Tidenham Tunnel receives National Railway Heritage Award
27 Jun 2023
We recently celebrated the work of Greenways and Cycleroutes and Friends of Wye Valley Greenway for the transformation of the former railway tunnel at Tidenham into an active travel route.
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Measuring just over 1km, the tunnel links the five-mile route between Sedbury and Tintern, bordering between Wales and England. Running along the former Wye Valley Railway, it offers cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users a chance to connect with nature and learn about local history.
Local MP for The Forest of Dean Mark Harper unveiled the plaque from the National Railway Heritage Awards, given to best practice projects that reuse and restore heritage railway structures.
Our Head of the Historical Railways Estate programme Hélène Rossiter said:
“Tidenham Tunnel’s transformation is a great example of how former railway structures can find new uses for today. We were thrilled to join Greenways, Friends of Wye Valley Greenway, partners and the local community to celebrate their hard work.
“Tidenham Tunnel is one of over 2,000 structures we care for in England, on behalf of the Department for Transport.”
For more information, visit the Tidenham Tunnel project page.
(From left: Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Head of the Historical Railways Estate programme Hélène Rossiter, Mark Harper, MP for The Forest of Dean, John Grimshaw Greenways and Cycleroutes, Andy Savage MBE, Chairman and Trustee The National Heritage Awards)
(Friends of Wye Valley Greenway, residents and other partners)