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Report - Cattistock Lodge, Dorset - May 2016

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by The_Silent_Fox, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. The_Silent_Fox

    The_Silent_Fox 28DL Full Member
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    So i've been a member of the forum for a couple of years now, I have a few explores under my belt and I keep telling myself I really must get around to putting up the reports. However the thought of sitting in front of the computer reliving the explores just isn't as fun as going out and finding new explores.. I end up putting it off and getting side tracked.. HOWEVER, I've decided it's time to become a more active member of the UE community and get my oversized butt into gear and start doing the reports. So here's the first, the rest will follow... Hopefully.

    Myself and Chicken Boots visited the site in May this year, it's a nice little place with easy entry, luckily the little village seemed to be enjoying a rather thrilling cricket match just a few hundred yards down the road, so this kept everyone busy while we hopped the fence. Fence hopped and we're in... to what appeared to be some sort of massive jungle, wading through low hanging branches and chest high stinging nettles (God, I hate nettles) we made our way towards the Lodge.
    The site is quite unstable with massive parts of the building crumbled and fallen away, roofs fallen in and walls now little more than rubble, so we were a little careful about where we stepped. We checked out the crumbing out buildings first before moving into the main house. Chicken Boots was a little uneasy about entering the house with the crumbled roof, but eventually curiosity got the better of him! Inside was a mess, literally. There were belongings everywhere, so many memories left behind, letters, photos, birthday cards, invitations, clothes and so on a whole lifetime of memories just scattered around the rooms like someone left in such a hurry. It was saddening to see.

    (I've shameless stolen some site history from Thumpers report who visited in June.)
    Back to the report... The house cautiously done, we headed into the undergrowth once again, fighting our way through jungle like gardens in search of the elusive Jaguar. It didn't take long, we peered under a door and saw the shine of a bumper, in we scrambled to what must of been the garage, oil cans and parts led on the floor and a cross beam pinning the car down, such a shame to see it sitting there rotting. Utterly disgusted that a car like this could go to waste, we decided it was time to head back out before we lost daylight, we fought our way back through the jungle, stumbling (literally) across a well and a headstone which we can only hope was for a beloved pet and not a child, we jumped the fence and spent a hour or two wandering around the village.

    So, onto the good stuff!


















    Thanks for looking!

    ** Update: Headed back in early August to get some more pictures, some local scoundrels have been in trashed the downstairs of the house, destroyed the stairs so their impassable and generally caused a misery. W.....ers **

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  2. Thumper

    Thumper 28DL Full Member
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    Wonderful report and photographs, I really enjoyed reading through it. What a shame the downstairs has been trashed, sadly as urbex becomes more and more popular it attracts the wrong type of people such as those who stole items from Blobbyland and those who openly give away precise locations for all to see or as you say scoundrels who wreck the place. Never has the saying 'take only photographs, leave only footprints' been so appropriate.
  3. CrazyDaisy

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    Sad to hear about the trashing of the staircase. Full marks for getting to the old jag. The whole place really is dangerous and ready for bulldozing.
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