Thursday, 30 May 2013

Social Networking

We are now officially on Twitter (@UKUrbex) Go give us a follow. Don't forget the Facebook page.
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New post up Saturday!

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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Fearn Airfield and Accommodation Camp (HMS Owl)

On a cold day in mid-November Brother_Bear and I set off for a mooch around an abandoned airfield. The airfield and accommodation camp were build during World War Two as a satellite to the nearby Tain airfield.
A useful site for history is The Fearn page is here.
A lot of this site was in poor condition and being reclaimed by nature but we still found a lot of good stuff!

The main control tower in by the (still active) runway

It still has a lot of original features, for such as this toilet

The runway was built during the war but is still occasionally used today

A lot of the buildings in the airfield part have been sadly burnt out or are just emplty shells.

But some still have the remains of controls and wiring

A number of these strange underground building were cut into the ground

We then moved on to the accommodation camp section of the site

Some of which seemed to be in danger of collapsing

The decontamination unit, build in case of a gas attack on the camp. The inside was empty apart from some ripped clothing and old mattresses.

Various other building still has original features such as benches


and pegs for clothes

Then we came across this building.

We pushed through the various trees and shrubbery

The cold was forgotten when found these

These murals had been painted in the officers mess

And has survived all this time

Older ones had been here before but had been painted over

This was a brilliant site, but is sadly being reclaimed by nature. 

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Thursday, 16 May 2013


Hello All!

Short post today just letting you all know that we now have a Facebook page so go and give us a like. I'll post pictures about our trips and updates about this blog.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

North Sutor Naval Defences

Plans had been made, re made and finalized so on a reasonably decent Saturday myself, TheMadOne and Brother_Bear set off for a bit of an explore to North Sutor. North Sutor (location here) was constructed in World War One and then enlarged in World War Two in order to provide cover for the Cromarty Firth. Sadly a lot of original furnishing have been removed but a reasonable amount of the building are in good condition along with a large(ish) underground magazine.
Anyway, enough with the words and on with the pictures!

One of the original gun emplacements 

The tunnel that led to the magazine - there was a ladder but we decided against using it

The biggest - and tidiest - room in the magazine

The ladder

And Daylight !! More photos of one of the gun emplacements

The small building that housed the ladder

Loving the camo paint!

A nice landscape picture

Possibly a lookout post? favorite picture of the day

All in all, this was a really good day and i would happily go back!

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Urban Exploration...What's Urban Exploration?

History is always something that has interested me from a very young age and I presume this is one of the main reasons that Urban Exploration is having an increasingly strong appeal to me. Urban Exploration is basically the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or semi
I have only partaken in urban exploration twice, once at Hoxa Head in South Ronaldsay, Orkney (of which photos are attached) and once in Findlater Castle, a ruined castle in the east of Scotland.
 Hoxa Head is a semi ruined World War One and Two costal battery that was built on South Ronaldsay.  It overlooks the Sound of Hoxa which is the main southern entrance to Scapa Flow. More information on Hoxa Head can be found on the RCAHMS website here

Some photos are included below:

One of the gun emplacements

The building that houses the gun emplacement

The magazine

One of the barrack blocks

Not sure about this one - maybe a smaller gun emplacement or a look out post

Another gun emplacement

I would really like to do more Urban Exploration, and regularly look at websites such as Abandoned Scotland and 28 Days Later with plans to do more. I think that currently one of the places I would most like to visit would be Inchkeith and a Torpedo Testing Station at Arrochar.

Until next time!