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BellasAbandonedAdventure

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Hello everyone,
My name is Mitch and I want to discover a handful of abandoned places within Cornwall with my daughter Bella; she is 6.

if anyone has any tips, advise of where to start (we are north Cornwall and willing to travel) or of anyone has any meets or wants company for a future trip we are more then willing.

the end goal is to find a theme park (one near Bodmin) and hospital.

We understand the risks and would only be filming on an iphone 11 as she is so young but this is something she’s been interested in over the last year and something we enjoy together

Thank you

Bella’s Abandoned Adventures 2020
 
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mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
Yeah Josh, EWF and the other clowns don't go down well here.

However I wish you the best in your ventures.
 

Yorrick

A fellow of infinite jest
Regular User
if anyone has any tips, advise of where to start
Welcome to 28DL.

Have a read of these two threads, they'll show you how things work on the forum -

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/new-members-dos-and-donts-read-this-before-posting.113090/

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/28-days-later-survival-guide-for-newbies.116319/

...then put your location in the search bar and post some reports of places you've been so people know you're genuine, that way they're more likely to get in touch.

Besides the search box you could try some of this list out.
  • Architects websites
  • Architectural news websites
  • Arrse (Army rumours forum)
  • basejumper . Com (a nice 2 way relationship – we both feed each other info at times)
  • Bing maps
  • Building company websites
  • Buildings at risk register
  • Charities Commission
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)
  • Companies house
  • Crown Estates
  • Demolition company websites
  • Derp /Subbrit /flickr/ photobucket/deviant art (etc. etc. )
  • e-goat (RAF rumours forum)
  • Ebay - maps, plans, deeds, historical paperwork, post cards, etc.
  • English Heritage (and it's Scottish/Welsh equivalents)
  • English Nature
  • Estate agents
  • Freedom of Information act requests
  • geograph (org .uk)
  • Good old leg work/looking around
  • Google
  • Google earth
  • Graffiti forums (I'll not list them, but there are a few out there)
  • Keeping your ears open (found a cracking explore from an overheard conversation in a hospital lift once)
  • Keeping your eyes open
  • Letterboxing websites/forums
  • Local archaeological societies
  • Local authority planning applications
  • Local Fire service websites (where have the local chavs been trying to torch?)
  • Local historical societies
  • Local knowledge (ask around)
  • Local library
  • Local museum
  • Local papers
  • Local Police website (where have they been to catch pikeys?)
  • Local TV news
  • National library
  • National Trust
  • navy-net (Navy rumours forum)
  • Ordinance survey maps (new)
  • Ordinance survey maps (old)
  • Photo library collections (Frith etc.)
  • police999 . com
  • policeoracle . com
  • The National archives
  • ukpoliceonline .co . uk
  • What do they know? website
  • Where' s the path? website
 

pirate

Rum Swigger
Regular User
Depends what you want to explore,there’s loads to see in Cornwall but most of it involves hanging off ropes and doing silly things.

Roche rock is pretty cool,and there’s some old mine workings on Bodmin moor where you can find crystals on the oil spoil heaps,

there’s the old wolframite mine at cligga head,the path to get down to beach is probably a bit much for a 6yr old but plenty on cliff top to look at.

Preddannack airfield in Helston is with a look.

Use the search function to find things in your area.
 

BellasAbandonedAdventure

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Psst I’m gonna do you a solid here man if you edit your post to not include anything about watching YouTube or wanting to make YouTube videos you will avoid some savage replies
Thank you
Guess even honesty with kids people can be savage - much appreciated ;)
Depends what you want to explore,there’s loads to see in Cornwall but most of it involves hanging off ropes and doing silly things.

Roche rock is pretty cool,and there’s some old mine workings on Bodmin moor where you can find crystals on the oil spoil heaps,

there’s the old wolframite mine at cligga head,the path to get down to beach is probably a bit much for a 6yr old but plenty on cliff top to look at.

Preddannack airfield in Helston is with a look.

Use the search function to find things in your area.
thank you - we are a stone throw away from the moors so that’s will be our first port or call . I’ve been given a couple of leads too which I’ll follow up over the weekend - thank you for you fast and honest reply
 

BellasAbandonedAdventure

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Welcome to 28DL.

Have a read of these two threads, they'll show you how things work on the forum -

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/new-members-dos-and-donts-read-this-before-posting.113090/

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/28-days-later-survival-guide-for-newbies.116319/

...then put your location in the search bar and post some reports of places you've been so people know you're genuine, that way they're more likely to get in touch.

Besides the search box you could try some of this list out.
  • Architects websites
  • Architectural news websites
  • Arrse (Army rumours forum)
  • basejumper . Com (a nice 2 way relationship – we both feed each other info at times)
  • Bing maps
  • Building company websites
  • Buildings at risk register
  • Charities Commission
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)
  • Companies house
  • Crown Estates
  • Demolition company websites
  • Derp /Subbrit /flickr/ photobucket/deviant art (etc. etc. )
  • e-goat (RAF rumours forum)
  • Ebay - maps, plans, deeds, historical paperwork, post cards, etc.
  • English Heritage (and it's Scottish/Welsh equivalents)
  • English Nature
  • Estate agents
  • Freedom of Information act requests
  • geograph (org .uk)
  • Good old leg work/looking around
  • Google
  • Google earth
  • Graffiti forums (I'll not list them, but there are a few out there)
  • Keeping your ears open (found a cracking explore from an overheard conversation in a hospital lift once)
  • Keeping your eyes open
  • Letterboxing websites/forums
  • Local archaeological societies
  • Local authority planning applications
  • Local Fire service websites (where have the local chavs been trying to torch?)
  • Local historical societies
  • Local knowledge (ask around)
  • Local library
  • Local museum
  • Local papers
  • Local Police website (where have they been to catch pikeys?)
  • Local TV news
  • National library
  • National Trust
  • navy-net (Navy rumours forum)
  • Ordinance survey maps (new)
  • Ordinance survey maps (old)
  • Photo library collections (Frith etc.)
  • police999 . com
  • policeoracle . com
  • The National archives
  • ukpoliceonline .co . uk
  • What do they know? website
  • Where' s the path? website
Thank you for your helpful and honest reply - I will look into the files and have a browse though this site :) it’s good to have a starting point and this is much appreciated
 

BellasAbandonedAdventure

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Thank you again and over the next few days I will get my head around “do & don’t”, try and utilise the search bar and follow up what you have shared :)
 

The Lone Ranger

Safety is paramount!
Staff member
Moderator
Welcome to 28DL and look forward to seeing you and your daughters explores and reports.

I've always taken my daughters out on explores, usually places I've been first so know there won't be any issues. ROC Posts are a good start as they are dotted all over the country, but do get a bit samey once you've done a couple. They also enjoyed visiting old mines, but you have to make sure that they are safe and is something you are comfortable with yourself. Local knowledge does help, but there is a nice show mine down on the SW corner of Cornwall my daughters enjoyed at that age - Geevor Tin Mine.
A great way to spend time with your daughter and have an adventure :thumb
 

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