The 200m long former railway tunnel was built in the late 1800's, using handmade bricks from local clay. The railway line was closed in 1978 and the tunnel opened to the public in 2007.
The outside temperature was in the high 30's, but inside the tunnel was lovely and cool.
We visited on a bright,sunny day and we could really only see just inside the entrance and exit. The rest of the interior was very dark and you could really only see the light at the other end. It is recommended to carry a torch with you on a gloomy day
We walked through to the other side, where the Rail Trail heads towards the next town of Molesworth.
Many cyclists passed by during our visit and we'll definitely return with our own bikes next time.
What: Cheviot Tunnel
Where: via Yea
Why: history, cycling
How Much: FREE
Nearby: Yea Wetlands Walk