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  1. Terminal Decline

    Report - Imerys Marsh Mills China Clay Works, Plymouth, Devon - February 2017- October 2019

    History The china clay works at Marsh Mills were begun in the early years of the twentieth century when a large pan-kiln was constructed to dry the china clay which was brought down from the clay pits at Lee Moor by pipeline. A pan-kiln is a primitive form of drying liquid china clay by a...
  2. Connor Davis

    Hello from Plymouth and Newbury

    Hey, bit of a lurker here finally wanting to start doing some reports of places I've been to. I'm 20, between Plymouth and Newbury with University trying to check as many areas as I can while I'm in each place. Got a new camera and am hoping on focussing on getting some good photos in the...
  3. eddsup

    Report - Fort Austin, Plymouth, Devon, Oct 2018

    I visited in October 2018 but only now been able to post. While looking around I bumped into the police as I was coming out. They where nice and let me finish looking around. The tunnels are regularly used by drug users so the police walk through most of the time. 3 main areas to this site...
  4. eddsup

    Report - Safari House, Totnes, Devon, Jan 2019

    Safari House, also known as Artists House and Glitterball House. Hard to find, hidden off an old road, impassable by car and invisible to Google’s aerial view. I have never seen so many squirrels. There must of been 20 just on each tree. All looking at me, squealing like the sound of a dog...
  5. Lets keep going

    Report - Woodland Fort - November 7th,Derriford

    First visit and upload to this website. Decided to go to a fort that hasn't had many posts about it. We managed to look around the outside of the fort, finding many old buildings and rooms of such. However, we did manage to see a corner of the fort that seemed to look unusual, so decided to...
  6. END-PROC

    Report - Plymouth Civic Centre - October 2018

    History Built in 1962, this grade II brutalist high rise was the home for Plymouth City Council right up until its closure in 2015 and has been stood vacant since. The 15 storey, post war tower was bought by developers 'Urban Splash' who have revealed plans to turn it into flats, offices, shops...
  7. Bernrod

    Plymouth/Exeter area

    Been one this site for a good 6 months and I still have had no luck finding a mate to urbex with, if there's anyone around the Plymouth or Exeter area that needs a wingman then just drop a message or reply to this thread
  8. RedX_unleashed

    Lead or Rumour info - Drake Island fortress is up for sale. £6m

    I just found out that Drakes Island fortress, in Plymouth Devon, has just gone up for sale with an asking price of £6m. A few explorers have posted some great reports of this beautiful and historic place, sadly I have not been able to visit myself but have sailed around it many times during my...
  9. Simon Pykett

    Report - Drakes Island, Plymouth, Devon

    Early this morning, a friend and I decided to load the two man kayak into the camper van and go paddling into Plymouth Sound, without any real idea of where we would end up. After pottering around the Barbican for a few moments, we turned against the tide and headed out for Drakes Island. I've...
  10. Jack Wilkinson1

    Report - Plympton imerys China clay works- July 2018

    I couldn’t find a great deal online talking about the history of the site but I did get this: The Clay Factory originally started life as a china clay works at the turn of the 1900’s – the clay was pumped down to the site from Dartmoor for drying and processing before being transported by train...
  11. Jack Wilkinson1

    Report - Darkies Tunnel Plymouth - July 2018

    Today I decided to pay darkies tunnel a visit with two non 28D members. I don’t have any pictures of the end as sadly my phone battery got too low, but I thought what I had was still worthy of a report. Darkies tunnel (otherwise know as devonport and ford) is two disused railway tunnels that...
  12. Jack Wilkinson1

    Question - Shall I climb it?

    So me and a friend have been discussing climbing the tamar bridge. We’ve agreed if we do it, we’ll climb it at darkness to avoid the eye of the public and reduce our chance of being caught. Obviously we are aware with cameras n such there is a still a high chance of that happening. If we are...
  13. eddsup

    Report - Leigham Tunnel, Plymouth, June 2018

    Leigham Tunnel also known as Cann tunnel was an old tramway tunnel built early 1820’s. It is 620 yards long and pretty straight. In WW2 it would of been used as an air raid shelter to hold 3000 people. I didn’t get a great picture but at half way point was a couple of small rooms that would of...
  14. H

    Plymouth

    Sound people, I am a student in Plymouth, looking for some cool places to visit late at night, anyone know of any sick abandoned factories/buildings in the area?
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