2 hour trip

Travel the complete Dudley tunnel


This tour gives you the opportunity to travel the full 2888m length of the mighty Dudley Tunnel. You’ll get the chance to experience the traditional art of ‘legging’, where boats were propelled through the tunnels using leg power.

It also includes a comprehensive tour of the remarkable Limestone Mines and Caverns taking in all the elements featured in our 45 minute trips, including:

– an entertaining video show in Little Tess Cavern explaining how the limestone was originally formed and emerged from the earth’s crust

– fascinating details about how the fossilised remains of small creatures and plants which are now clearly visible in Castle Mill’s coral reef once lay under the sea bed

– lifelike reconstructions in Hurst Cavern – with mannequins depicting how miners worked in the tunnels during the 18th century

– an astonishing music and light show in the Singing Cavern

The 2 hour through-tunnel trips run once or twice a month on a Sunday, from March to October. Please see the calendar to the right for 2018 availability.


Your journey starts at the Portal building on the Birmingham New Road, where you depart by coach  to be taken to the other end of the Dudley Tunnel. There you meet your boat and your journey back through the Tunnel begins. In busy times this may be the other way round please call to check.


We regret that no dogs except guide dogs are allowed on site.

Tickets booked online will arrive by email and will not be posted out.