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Lydden Spout Deep Shelter, Dover Kent, 2012

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silverainbow

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Been meaning to do this one for a while and have recently been doing a few "Re-Visits" of other things in the area with a newb explorer so here goes with a bit of history;

Situated on the cliffs between Folkestone and Dover. Built during WW2, the Lydden Spout Deep Shelter was part of the site for a battery of six inch long range guns on the cliff tops above the spring known as Lydden Spout. There were also quite a few surface buildings and three underground magazines. Most of the surface building have gone leaving just two which are used as cattle sheds. One interesting feature of this site was the water supply, which I believe came from the spring at the bottom of the cliffs several hundred feet below. A chamber had been hollowed out of the cliff at the base of the spring and ram pumps installed to pump water up to the cliff top. Ram pumps work by using the energy of the flowing water to raise some of the water higher, and need no other power source or engine.

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Well worth a look if you dont mind heights and a bit of climbing, Really enjoyed this one despite access being a bit dicey :D

 
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hay thats fantastic i really must get underground more,,,i keep saying that but it hasnt happened yet!!

 

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hay thats fantastic i really must get underground more,,,i keep saying that but it hasnt happened yet!!
Underground is where i am the happiest of all!has to be done

 

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I do like this shelter, even if it is a bit of a death trap waiting to happen. Nice pics SR. (y)

 

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I do like this shelter, even if it is a bit of a death trap waiting to happen. Nice pics SR. (y)
Cheers Maniac, does make yer heart race a bit when you're in there wondering if getting outs gonna be ok

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hay thats fantastic i really must get underground more,,,i keep saying that but it hasnt happened yet!!
Get down here, we'll take you round, loads to see !

(y)

 
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