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Written by Mark Shorney - 25 Aug 2016
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Location notes
This is the eastern portal of the White Ball Tunnel, on the Devon / Somerset Border, to which you face south west. From this point you are looking down at the tunnel and up the as it sweeps away to Wellington.
Railway type and traffic
This is the Great Western Railway main line for the south west with Tiverton Parkway station situated about 5mins away from this location. All rail traffic heading through the location pass Taunton and Exter St. Davids.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link White Ball Tunnel
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
This place is safe and in open country side the parking area is good for at least 6 cars, from this point you are looking down at the tunnel and up the as it sweeps away to Wellington.
Road directions
Very straightforward to find with the sat nav, no odd turns or lanes to get lost in, just remember to turn right as soon as you pass under the final rail bridge.

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White Ball Tunnel map co-ordinates
Lineside at the location.
Public transport
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The Beambridge Inn offers accomodation and is a few minutes north east of the location.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
White Ball Tunnel

Googly map
Streetmap links
White Ball Tunnel general view map
White Ball Tunnel close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
White Ball Tunnel

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Photographic notes

General views - All photographs © Mark Shorney unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west

Fig 1 - Looking south west

Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 3 - Looking south west

Fig 3 - Looking south west

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