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Llyn y Fan Fach – a walk in the clouds

Llyn y Fan Fach

After an interesting drive down some very narrow lanes and unmade roads you eventually come to the parking spot for the climb to this lake. We arrived on a misty, low cloud, day. Parked up and then started the 1.5 mile trek to the top. It’s a good steep climb but there are many things
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Power Station IM – Decay in Belgium

IM Power Station

After our rather disappointing start to our inaugural Belgium road trip we made our second stop at IM Power Station..now I’ve been up close and personnel with Battersea but this place was huge ! After entering via the very secure fence we walked around for ages to find a way in, interrupted a courting couple
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Heavy Metal !

On top of a blast furnace in Belgium

Sun rise…sun set..and weekend of opposites..from the amazing sunset from the top of HFb to the freezing gloomy grey sunrise on top of HF6! Both involved..fences,brambles,razor wire,ditches,walls,ladders,slag heaps,mud,tight squeezes and plenty of laughter ! Both involved a long climb to the top! Well worth it for the views! Heavy Metal at its best !

Chateau Noisy

Staircase at Noisy Castle

Delete all your photos ..is what the mad lunatic Belgium kept shouting us after he found us inside this wonderful old house..he was not happy finding us in here ! bloody foreigners…no sense of fair play..we’d just driven 200 miles to get here..walked about 5 miles up and down the valley trying to find the
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Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Fan Bay Sound Mirrors

The excavation of Fan Bay Deep Shelter and the associated Sound Mirrors is developing very nicely. There has been a lot of work done recently to uncover the sound mirrors after years of being covered up. It’s well worth the walk along the cliffs to see them. Fan Bay Tunnels, also known as Fan Bay
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Stairway to heaven…

A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs..whatever you want to call them..most buildings have them…most abandoned, derelict buildings have amazing sets of stairs! It’s probably one of the most photographed objects in any abandoned building, apart from chairs, but that’s another subject in itself.  From the moment you tread on the first
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The Bloody Doors

First explore for a while..it was always going to be an awkward one this..for many reasons! After the usual meet up in some dodgy car park (that’s dodgy not dogging) this time at a more acceptable hour of the day we preceded to advance on our target in the usual ninja style..whilst some of the
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Remembrance of things past

remington !

It should come as no surprise really…but after exploring many abandoned decaying houses it still comes as a shock to find so many items left behind by the former occupants. On this occasion a rather grand house decaying on a pretty busy well-kept Belgium street in a small town..the usual antics ensued to get in…but
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Tunnels and Dark Places

Deep Shelter Stairs

Walking through a dark tunnel is an exciting experience. It is frightening to walk through a long tunnel. Life around seems to be silent and at a standstill. Even the beating of the heart sounds like pounding of a drum….yer right! Walking through, crawling down into, climbing up into a tunnel is hugely exciting!

Going out of my mine..

Dinas Silica Mine

well you would do…holidaying with my family! After a night of torrential non-stop rain the morning did not look like it was going to improve!…so with that in mind we decided to go underground – Dinas Silica Mine! After a small trek up the side of a mountain, being passed on the way by two
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A mad day at the asylum

The Darkness of Severalls Asylum

We drove to Severalls from a sunny but chilly corner of Kent in lovely blue sunshine and arrived to find it dull and very much overcast! This should have been our first warning ! The grounds are covered in vicious bramblesThe fences are high and very pointyThe place is huge It’s falling downWe went on a day
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Battersea – We have the power !

Battersea Power Station Chimneys

On a dark rainy night, meeting down a back alley in the heart of London the Team UE boys infiltrate the night…can’t tell you the location as it is very sensitive! After some limbo style entry points and wading across a sea of glutinous mud, running about like a bunch of girls at a JLS
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