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Report - Birnbeck Pier, abandoned Grade 2* site

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Pezzdoag, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Pezzdoag

    Pezzdoag 28DL Member
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    Wednesday night, me and two other friends finally decided to embark on the dangerous journey to Birnbeck Pier.

    Dangers:
    -Buildings are likely to collapse, as pier is almost 150 years old. I do not advise walking inside structures.
    -If you stay too long, you will be unable to leave as the tide comes in fast. You should stay no later than 30 minutes after low tide.
    -The floor gets frosty at night so it is easy to slip.

    Report:
    Low tide at at 21:53, so we aimed to get there for about 21:30. To get there, you have to go down a path next to the abandoned tea rooms, that will then take you down a steep rocking hill. This is not hard to get down, but is easy to slip when it is wet or frosty. When you get down there, you can see a narrow path that is about 4 metres wide (when the tide is all the way out) leading up to the pier. We walked along the slippy rocks and got across. We walked up the ramp, which was incredibly icy as it was below freezing when we went. We then proceeded to go under the gate and we were in. It was incredible. Knowing the history about when it was the most popular pier in the south west, it was sad to see it in such a derelict and rundown state. I would highly recommend visiting, but not during the day. We have tried that before but the coastguard always gets called, as sadly a few years ago a man was fishing there, and was taken out by the tide. He was unfortunately killed. You must be aware of the tide because if the path you used to get there goes, there is no way back. I would advise leaving about 30 minutes after low tide, because within 45 minutes of it it gets very narrow and starts to disappear. Anyway, this is my first report so I hope you guys enjoy the photos! :)
    Please note, all photos were taken on my Samsung Galaxy S6 with the phone's flash.
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  2. The Wombat

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    I'm afraid you're photos aren't showing on here
     
  3. Oxygen Thief

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    You've linked to some random flickr link, you need to link to pictures.
     
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