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Report - NTTS, Cheddar, Somerset. Scotch Derrick Crane

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Collingwood, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Collingwood

    Collingwood The quiet one..
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    Following my exploits on Debenhams in Exeter recently, I decided i'd got a taste for the high stuff, and wanted to do some more.

    The South West is sadly lacking in anything half decent, but a bit of searching on google maps, and then finding an archived report from 2007, by Rigsby, (http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=24724)
    revealed a rather nice site which used to be used for testing Electicity pylons.

    The site has been pretty much stripped since 2007, with part of the quarry area having been sublet.
    The only bits remaining being the tower, (ladder cut at 1st floor level), and the HUGE scotch Derrick crane which is built into the rock face.
    Having found our way to the top, a climb out to the end of the crane just had to be done!
    Thanks to Urbanity & Dangerous Dave for the company.

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    An overview of the site, showing the Derrick Crane, testing tower, and a column now used for cctv!


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    A very long way down!


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    the boobytrapped landing, note half of the walkway missing, not to be done at night!!


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    The stunning view from the end.


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    Something different to do on a sunny, Sunday afternoon!​
     

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  2. urbanphotography293

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    Great photos! looks really interesting there
     
  3. ExploringTheUnseenWorld

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    Is this still standing?
     
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  4. Bertie Bollockbrains

    Bertie Bollockbrains 28DL Regular User
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    @ExploringTheUnseenWorld Still there, but you would need balls of steel to do it - the walkway is missing till halfway along. And a family lives in the house at the bottom and also in the house across.
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  5. ExploringTheUnseenWorld

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    Haha, good thing I got balls of steel then haha! Has anyone had any hassle from the house owners near by then? Cheers! - Jack
     
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