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Report - Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot (Bomb Store) - July '11

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Xan_Asmodi, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Xan_Asmodi

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    We didn't intend to go to Llanberis, even though it was on our list of possibles. Our target was Denbigh, but given the horrible amount of rain that passed through North Wales that afternoon we decided to skip it. We where already on the A55 so we decided to press on in the hope of better weather and failing that, a better site.

    We had a few choices; St. Mary's campus, Ysbyty Bryn Seiont, Caernarfon or Llanberis. Given that I'd heard on the grape vine that it'd been sealed, I thought see should take a butchers. It'd be rude not to!

    Getting in to Llanberis wasn't a problem, we have Google Maps after all! I hit the first marker I had entered. Which took us through the residential part of Llanberis, and down this street:

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    Fuck! Back down the hill we go! A quick Google Map search later and we're parked up, collecting our gear and walking towards the Bomb Store. On the way, one of us spots a man hole cover; right time to get it up. Using bits of iron scattered around the location we get the cover open and find.... an unused septic tank type thing. SCORE! Not (!) We recovered the tank and made our entrance to the site.

    _______________HISTORY_______________

    Royal Air Force Llanberis was opened as an explosive storage unit in May 1941

    From Subbrit:



    From bunkertours.co.uk


    _______________PICTURES_______________

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    Our first view of the tank area
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    The two rail tunnels
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    We soon found out that what people had said about it being sealed is true
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    Inside the big tunnel. Kromax used as a point of reference to scale
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    Four higher and this would be much cooler
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    After seeing how sealed it was, we decided to go and search for the back entrance to the store in the hope of gaining access that way. We hope a fence and went for a walk down into an old quarry. Once we pushed through the trees surrounding the edge of the quarry, we where astounded by the view.

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    Making our way down we found an old mining tunnel

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    Further into the quarry we realised we'd have to go round the ridge in photo 8. After pushing through the trees behind the ridge, everything we'd seen paled in comparison to the vista in front of us. Here I move onto Kromax's pics as I neglected to take enough

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    Cheers, Kromax!

    After we exited the pit we tried another one near by, and it was DEEP. ex0 went off for a scout around, but couldn't find a safe or suitable way down.

    Before we made it back to the car I had to take a shot looking south east across the lake.

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    I hope you've enjoyed the pics and the read! Thanks for looking :thumb
    That's not the end of the day though!​
     
    #1 Xan_Asmodi, Jul 13, 2011
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  2. Gruesometwosome

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    Nice Report :p
     
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