Posts Tagged ‘chepstow’

Video report on Tidenham Tunnel, part of the Wye Valley Greenway

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

 

A fascinating video report by Forgotten Relics about the fabulous Tidenham Tunnel, constructed in the 1870s as part of a railway connecting Chepstow and Monmouth, but destined to become the second longest tunnel on the country’s cycle network when it reopens as part of the Wye Valley Greenway.

Work to reopen the 1,188-yard long Tidenham Tunnel has made considerable progress in 2020, with tarmac laid by a contractor at the start of September followed by a subsequent volunteer workcamp which saw lighting installed and recesses bricked-up to encourage bat use.

Dating from 1876, the structure is unusual in that it started out as two tunnels; the small, intervening gap was later arched over and backfilled.

It’s hoped to open the greenway – which will connect Chepstow to Tintern – in the spring of 2021.

Words and video by Forgotten Relics

Recent works on Tidenham Tunnel to create shared use path

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Tidenham Tunnel

Here are a couple of photos taken recently during the works to open up the 143-year-old Tidenham Tunnel.

This is part of the Wye Valley Greenway project to create a shared use path for walkers and cyclists between Chepstow and Tintern.

The photos show an air shaft around 800 metres into the tunnel and you can make out the light at the end of the shaft from the surface.

For more details or to get involved please follow Chepstow to Tintern shared use path on Facebook.

Tidenham Tunnel

The Giant 3G Swing Closed Saturday 7th March due to Weather Conditions

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Giant 3G Swing

Due to adverse weather conditions at the National Diving and Activity Centre, we have taken the decision to close the Giant 3G Swing on Saturday 7th March 2020.

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SUUNTO Dive Computers and Finnsub Torches at NDAC Night Dive

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

SUUNTO NDAC Night Dive

We’re pleased to announce that for our last Night Dive before the Summer season, SUUNTO Diving UK will be joining us with a selection of their fantastic Finnsub Torches & Dive Computers. (more…)

Half Price Wire Zip Slide & Giant 3G Swing during February half term week at the NDAC Chepstow

Monday, January 13th, 2020

50% Discount on Segway, Zip Slide and 3G Swing Chepstow

50% Discount on Activities During Half-Term at the NDAC Chepstow

This February Half-Term we have some fantastic discounts on activities at the National Diving & Activity Centre.

For the midweek dates of the February School Half Term we are offering a 50% discount on The Wire Zip Slide and The Giant 3G Swing. This special offer runs from Monday 17th February until Friday 21st February 2020 (Excludes weekends, attractions open selected dates).

To take advantage of these offers please use the discount code HALFTERMFUN when booking online.

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NDAC Closed Sunday 26th – Friday 31st January 2020

Friday, November 15th, 2019

ClosedThe National Diving & Activity Centre will be closed to the public for all activities from 5pm Sunday 26th January – Friday 31st January 2020.

Wigwams will be available from 4pm on Friday 31st January.

Scuba Diving and activities resume at the site on Saturday 1st February 2020.

The site will be closed for all divers and visitors; this also includes the Wire, Wigwams, all Diving and The View Cafe Bar.

The site will be back to normal opening times on Saturday 1st February 2020.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wye Valley Greenway Public Meeting

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Chepstow to Tintern Shared use path. Image by Alan Hayward December 2014

We are hosting a public meeting for the Wye Valley Greenway Project at 7.00pm on Wednesday 27th March at the National Diving & Activity Centre’s View Cafe Bar.

The project’s aim is to restore the disused railway line from Chepstow to Tintern as a shared use path.

The View Café Bar will be open from 6.30pm and project engineer, John Grimshaw, will run over the details of the scheme and answer any queries you may have.

All are welcome to attend.

Join the event on Facebook here»

Illustration derived from original artwork by Alan Hayward December 2014

New underwater attraction arrives at the NDAC

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Hyperbaric Chamber

DDRCA new Scuba Diving attraction was delivered to the National Diving & Activity Centre today.

The Hyperbaric Chamber has retired from its previous life at DDRC Healthcare and will be placed at 20-30m as an underwater diving attraction.

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FearFest-Evil Returns 2019 with ‘Condemned’

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

FearFest-Evil Condemned

At midnight on Hallow’s Eve, The Night Creatures returned to the underworld and the Eye Brotherhood sealed the Coombesbury Woods Gateway to Hell.

Congratulations if you survived FearFest-Evil: The Rising.

However it’s not over yet, FearFest-Evil returns October 2019 with ‘Condemned’.

We have Early Bird tickets available now for a limited time.

For a reduced price of £24.99*, tickets allow access to all Scare Zones.

Book your tickets for 2019’s FearFest-Evil : Condemned now »

(* Standard Tickets will be £29.99 at the end of the promotional period.)

FearFest-Evil the ultimate scare experience returns to Chepstow October

Monday, October 8th, 2018

FearFest-Evil Teaser Trailer

The Evil has risen and it wants you!

Here’s the latest teaser trailer from our halloween horror event, FearFest-Evil, returning to Chepstow on the 12th October.

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