Tuesday, 14 May 2013

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!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome report there, looks an interesting splore. love pic 7 (0:
    Keep em coming.