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  1. dansgas1000

    Report - Earith Pumping Station (No. 1), Cambridgeshire - September 2023

    Introduction Originally reported by @JakeV50 last year, it is not the best condition station by any means, but it’s set up a bit differently compared to most I have visited. Information & History This Pumping Station appears to work alongside some other stations nearby which is evident from the...
  2. dansgas1000

    Report - Sawston Paper Mill (Spicers), Cambridgeshire - April 2024

    Introduction Myself, @KPUrban_ and @Wastelandr met up several weeks back to cover a few places around Cambridgeshire, the primary motive of the trip was to visit Mullard’s Observatory but we also spent a few hours at this old mill site. I mentioned it to KP as I found it on OS Maps a while back...
  3. KPUrban_

    Report - RAF Oakington Officers Mess - April, 2024

    RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire, 2024 As derelict RAF bases go, this one has remined fairly forgotten. Nearly fifteen years on from disuse, the officers mess is the only noteworthy structure that remains derelict or intact. History For more information, see the Oakington History website...
  4. dansgas1000

    Report - Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridgeshire - April 2024

    Introduction I can’t believe it has taken me this long to do this place as it is quite interesting and reasonably local to me. Me @Wastelandr, and @KPUrban_ headed out to check out a few bits in Cambridgeshire with this being the last site of the day. Information & History Founded by Martin...
  5. dansgas1000

    Report - Old Plantation Pumping Station, Cambridgeshire - November 2023

    Introduction Another old Fenland pumping station I have been meaning to visit for quite some time now but I never got around to doing it. Finally decided to visit and commit to the long walk to get to it, turns out the walk wasn’t quite as long as I thought it would be. Information & History...
  6. dansgas1000

    Report - Oxborough Pumping Station, Norfolk - October 2023

    Introduction I had a few days off work so this week I decided to embark on another pump adventure heading towards The Fens. Unfortunately, like many recent visits, I didn’t have much luck. I’ve been keen to try the Oxborough station for a while now as it has been on my radar for years, even...
  7. dansgas1000

    Report - Lower Padnal Pumping Station, Cambridgeshire - May 2023

    Introduction Back to the pumping stations with one of mine and @JakeV50's finds from a couple of months ago. Jake has already posted this one but I thought I would also share my take on the site. Information & History The Lower Padnal station was responsible for draining the Padnal and Waterden...
  8. dansgas1000

    Report - Purl's Bridge Pumping Station, Cambridgeshire - June 2023

    Introduction You know the drill, me and @JakeV50 set off to try and cover some more of the old pump houses around Fenland. This day was a bit of a failure as we visited quite a lot of empty/inaccessible ones, but this one was definitely a highlight. In fact, this was my favourite find so far...
  9. KPUrban_

    Report - CASP Laboratory, Cambridge, 2023

    CASP/Madingley Rise Laboratory Introduction and Visit As one of a small collection of relatively unaccounted for derelictions in and around Cambridge, this small laboratory complex finds itself orphaned from the Madingley Rise Campus which forms from part of the University Of Cambridge. Having...
  10. dansgas1000

    Report - Bayer Waste Water Treatment Plant, Cambridgeshire - February 2023

    Introduction This is a site I found on satellite imagery a while back, and I thought I’d give it a quick look while me and @V50jake were in the area checking out a few other places. Information & History The water treatment plant was used to pump and treat water from the demolished Bayer...
  11. dansgas1000

    Report - Elton Mill, Cambridgeshire - January 2022

    Introduction This is a place I had pinned for a while, and for some reason, I assumed it was going to be sealed. I was, however, halfway between home and this location so I thought I'd give it a try, and it was worth it in the end. History Elton Mill is an 18th Century Mill based in a quaint...
  12. KPUrban_

    Report - Houghton Poultry Research Station, Huntingdonshire, 2016 to June 2021

    Introduction Whilst clearing out the several hundred gigabytes of old and useless files I came across several old files containing images of this place. Having started exploring here and having spent many weekends and afternoons making an arse of myself here, I decided there should be enough...
  13. UrbexTreasure

    Report - Prisoner of War Camp - Northamptonshire - November 2019

    My friend told me about this abandoned place that he had hear of in the village, I said lets go.... This Prisoner of war camp was built in 1948 and is all wooden buildings so its incredible that its managed to last this long. During the war the prisoners kept there would help out on the fields...
  14. KPUrban_

    Report - Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard - May 2019

    Royal Papworth This place was on our list since the construction began of the new building at Addenbrookes, Cambridge, and since that would leave a fully stocked specialist hospital closed nearby was a safe to say a visit was on the cards. Let's have a look at the history. The hospital's...
  15. A

    Report - Upwood Hill House, RAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire

    I've been exploring for a few months now and this is my first report so all feedback is greatly appreciated. This building caught our eye on the way to another location, so we thought we would take a look. We were at first slightly puzzled as to what this building could've been used for, due to...
  16. Korbanter

    Report - Top Floor Tarmac, Cambridge (near enough), June 2018

    Intro We accidentally discovered this site the day before our visit, after having to cancel a London explore, so with little knowledge we headed there and hoped for the best. The Bulding The site itself (NOW DEMOLISHED) consisted of two buildings and multiple conveyors and towers, a bit like an...
  17. Korbanter

    Report - Barrington Cement Works, 2017-2018

    Intro Barrington Cement works was home to one of Cambridgeshire's chimneys and had an impact on the railways and towns throughout it's lefetime. After accidnetally discovering it a few years back we have made multiple visits and found things from Gas masks to Control Rooms. So I thought I'd put...
  18. willquash

    Report - Castle Camps Radio Mast Cambridgeshire

    Saw this radio mast and it looked interesting from a distance so my friend and I decided to cycle over to try and climb it. I had never climbed anything before so decided to start with this radio mast as it is in the middle of nowhere, so the chances of being caught are practically zero (Only...
  19. A Train

    Report - Abandoned DIY store, Cambridge

    Honestly, I have no history on this place. I and a friend of mine just stumbled across it. Nothing too special but wroth documenting i guess. Youtube Video link: Right that'll do. ,