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New explorer in the west midlands / Birmingham area looking for tips :D

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by TryStar, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. TryStar

    TryStar 28DL Full Member
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    Hi,
    I'm a new explorer based in the west midlands. i am just getting into urbex and exploring so i have only visited 1 or 2 places so far but i am excited to find more.

    Is there any tips you would like to give a newbie like me that are vital to know ?

    Also i am struggling to find cool abandoned places near me so if you can show me some that are in the Birmingham / west midlands region that would be very helpful


    - Thanks, TryStar
     

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  2. Screw Loose

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    Welcome to the madhouse!!

    Top tip I've been given is the rule: take pictures, leave footprints!
    Never be tempted to take anything from a site, I spotted a very valuable sign on an explore which I really fancied, however it's not worth the risk, being caught trespassing is bad enough without them pinning burglary on you too!

    Also in the options at the top of the page there's a map with most of the reported locations, there's plenty down your neck of the woods!

    Good luck and have fun:thumb
     
  3. Speed

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    Drive/Walk around with your eyes open. Won't be long till you see something in brum. Exploring isn't really about going places you see on here, it's about finding them in the first place.
     
  4. KM_Punk

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    Welcome from a Leicester explorer :thumb

    Just general ethics and common sense. Don't discuss access openly, don't ask for access until you've proven yourself with reports. People are quite wary of new members on here because we don't know who you are, for all we know you could be security, pikey, angry landowner etc.

    In the top right of your screen, there's a search bar. Use that to find things in your local area. Another thing to do is to walk around your area, preferably a rundown area, and see what you find :thumb
    Reading local papers, viewing property websites etc can prove a good way of finding new explores :thumb

    Firstly, just don't get caught :p

    Depending on site, tresspass is just a civil matter. All they can do is escort you of the property. However, if the site is rail, waterboard, etc. That's 'Criminal Trespass' that's when shit hits the fan. Generally, 90% of the places on here a just 'Civil Trespass'. If you get busted, just play ball and usually they just get you out quickly with minimal fuss :thumb
    But if you get caught with 'souvenirs' they will do you for burglary and throw the book at you.
     
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