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Report - Ramsgate Tunnels (WestCliff Section) - Kent - January 2019



Grom

Camera Drowner
Regular User
#1
A good night out with @obscurity to see the once legendary Westcliff section of the Ramsgate tunnels. It's become somewhat of a popular location in the recent months due to easy access, that was until the local council finally did something about it.

History
The Westcliffe section of the Ramsgate tunnels consists of 3 sections and goes directly under Ramsgate town. It had 11 entrances when it was in use, all located within an 5 minute walk of most local residents.
In more recent time it was used to run drainage pipes through, which means that the height of the tunnels is much lower than it would have originally been due to a 6 foot diameter pipe running along nearly the entire length of some sections.


The Explore
This was a nice easy one, almost too easy in ways. Unfortunately it was too easy, and therefore got far too much traffic than it should have. As a result it got sealed a couple weeks later. The tunnel network runs for a few miles and some section are quite low. We managed to get to the 'Hospital section' with the help of some waders, to get through a couple foot of standing water and mud. There isn't really too much left in here, apart from some nice original signage and drawings on the wall from the Wartime.

A nice set of tunnels with varying construction techniques. There is also access to some of the nearby drainage system which was pretty interesting.


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The Hospital Section








The Drain Section





 
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obscurity

Flaxenation of the G!!!
Regular User
#2
cracking stuff mate. Good night this was. Just a little criticism... its the Westcliff section (one word, no 'e' on the end) :thumb

Really loving the last photo mate, not an easy task without the lens misting up!
 

Grom

Camera Drowner
Regular User
#3
cracking stuff mate. Good night this was. Just a little criticism... its the Westcliff section (one word, no 'e' on the end) :thumb

Really loving the last photo mate, not an easy task without the lens misting up!
Thanks, corrected!
 

cunningcorgi

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#6
Nice stuff and really nicely lit.
 

Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
#8
Hospital sections just that little bit cleaner and the slopes in stead of steps leading up which was to wheel the trolleys down makes a change in these shelters
 

Rainey

Hilariously under-equipped since 1999.
28DL Full Member
#10
I know part of the Ramsgate tunnel system is now some sort of heritage project/museum, but I'm going to assume these bits aren't included, and probably won't be.
Interesting to see the many different construction types.
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
28DL Full Member
#11
Cracking set as always, love viewing and reading your reports. Great lighting. What a place, I'd be there hours just to absorb the place. Loved it, Thanks @Grom for sharing these stunning photos :cool::cool:
 

Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
#12
Cracking set as always, love viewing and reading your reports. Great lighting. What a place, I'd be there hours just to absorb the place. Loved it, Thanks @Grom for sharing these stunning photos :cool::cool:
There is a whole lined section full of original ww2 graff from the people who pretty much lived down there
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
28DL Full Member
#13
There is a whole lined section full of original ww2 graff from the people who pretty much lived down there
Oh wow, so sad I missed getting in. I would love to see that. Ive seen the underground of fort horsted and their Nazi graffiti, I was lucky to be allowed down there. Used charm lol. But that was amazing. Thanks @Wevsky for that, I will jump on the chance to go when its open again, if it is .