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Report - Permanite and asphalt works Matlock


Scoobysrt

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Hi guys, this is a regular mooch I know but after many years of thinking I was doing wrong by exploring I've been pointed here to find out I am normal after all, kind of lol.
Unfortunatley no fancy cameras but a reasonable smart phone, this was the first time I've taken pictures on an explore and learned quite a lot from the results.
It seems I took more shots of graffiti than anything but as I don't see too much of that on the recent reports I thought it still worth posting as an interest piece on how it's changed.

We had a good wander over the course of a few hours, if you carry on past the admin block and through the gates you eventually get to the old quarry and further still an old barn with machinery in it and further evidence of industrial buildings opposite in the form of very decayed foundations. We then cut through to walk back down the river path and found the railway line with a beautiful iron foot bridge, after checking that out we got back to the site in time to find a load of youths running around, throwing stuff about and shouting at each other so we left.

The funny thing on this visit was I found a lever that no one had obviously touched since the place shut down, I learnt that day not to pull levers anymore as once pulled about 1/2 ton of dust shot down the hoppers, filled the building with a dust cloud which later seemed to hang in the sky above for an hour, make me look like a snowman and gave my mate brown trousers lol.


It's likely this site is not going to last much longer, the locals have pretty much lost the war against housing developers and apart from a small victory over some adjacent fields it's all earmarked for houses.

'Developer Groveholt Ltd has submitted plans for 586 houses in total at the ‘Matlock Spa’ development - with 468 of the homes to be built on the brownfield sites of Cawdor quarry and the former Permanite works.'

Explore of the site was hassle free, no security very evident for a long time, no sensors, no cameras, no auto lights, no music.
There is a public foot path running alongside the site with numourous opportunity to pass through, there is an open gate into the site just past the main gates and the main gates are of course open. There is a private angling club running around the edges of site so be prepared to meet people hiding in the bushes during fishing season.
All areas of the site are accessible we even climbed to the top of the silos and stood on top.

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