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  1. Hi guys, I'm planning on taking a trip up to Scotland in a week or so and was wondering if any pointers on explores could be given via PM? I've done some basic searching and sent a couple of messages out and have 3 locations in mind so far but any other input would be great.
  2. Not too bad, I had a couple of pointers from an admin here which were most appreciated though I didn't get to all he suggested. I did a factory and hotel on the way up, stumbled on a torpedo range (already posted here) as I looked for a house which I couldn't find. Located a couple of duds and places that were no longer worth taking photos of, but then found a WWII Hospital in the glorious Scottish sun (Pissing rain) so only half explored that. I plan to go back next year and try again. Beautiful place to drive around on the whole so I did enjoy it regardless! I ended up exploring west to east coast, iterally, and covered ~800 miles up there in 4 days lol.
  3. lovely place, love the suitcase and well done with the excellent light painting!
  4. After trekking 13 floors in the dorms next door we switched over to this grand hotel, a notice on the door said the hotel had been resealed in February and it all looked pretty secure but on further inspection there was a way in. I was expecting the inside to be a lot worse than it was, bad as it was most areas had good joists still! Built in 1910, and an extensive rebuild in 1922 after being gutted by fire. 5 storeys and a basement with a function room. 60 bedrooms and apparently a swimming pool that we clearly couldn't see as it was so overgrown! Closed in 2008 and has been subject to planned renovations and demolition regularly over the years but nothing has happened yet much to the dismay of the locals.
  5. Thanks gents, it was very dodgy in places, my mate was more braver than me, collecting golf balls like a man possessed from balconies and bedrooms lol
  6. Sculpture was not my doing, talented scalleys in west wales lol
  7. Some pics from one of the weekends explores, it took a while to find an entrance but we got there in the end. And yes, we did get to the roof. Not sure when this hall of residence ceased to be used but signatures in the toilets for cleaning rota ended in 2011. At time of building this was the only 'skyscraper' to be built in a national park, maybe it still is. The college has had multiple funding issues over the years hence these dorms being now disused and this hasn't stopped, the main college is also due to be closed this year.
  8. That happen's to be the abandoned hotel next door I will try post some of the photo's tomorrow.
  9. Hi guys, a friend of mine went up to Sabre/the Animal house a couple of weeks ago on my recommendation and it is now boarded up apparently. There's also a police sign stating the 'owner is in a care home', I haven't seen it myself but may pop up sometime this week or at the weekend to have a look and take a couple of pics as it's only 20 mins away. He also said there was a red car taking great interest in him as he was wandering around the garden! It went past a number of times. I went up to Lullaby house about the same time, all is good there but some idiot has removed the pram, it's nowhere in or outside the house. Why can't people leave things alone?! As a consolation I did find the nearby cave with the 200 year old graffiti in it. Still miffed about the pram though.
  10. Great to see a proper cinema and a beauty at that. Great pics.
  11. I popped over tonight after finishing work, back door is now boarded up completely with the following notice on front and back door. And there is indeed a camera trap up a tree near the back door so no doubt another inside. I'm glad in a way, I would hate to see it get trashed like others I have seen. The red car seems to belong to the home owner at the top of the hill.
  12. Great use of the light there, some beautiful shots. Is there entry at ground level now or just the first floor? Apologies if I shouldn't ask in the comments.
  13. Nice pics, I was there on Sunday but foolishly approached from the other side of the river, did you cross one of the trees to get to it or did you approach from the same side? I went halfway across then turned back as I had my daughter with me, the 'responsible' father in me kicked in and I decided i'm not encouraging her to do this lol. I took her to the other mill instead and will go back again to Leri another time.
  14. Great find! I must check it out soon. And yes, great location. I go near there quite often to watch/photograph the jets practice low flying in the Mach loop. Here's a pic looking down the valley towards the lake (minus a jet!).
  15. yeah they did! I'm surprised there was as much in there, especially as there was a gypsy caravan in a nearby lay by lol
  16. Me and a mate found this place this week after going up to the Hafren forest secret research location, it was late at night and very dark so I went back today to get some pics. The cottage was built either late 17th Century or early 18th and originally had a thatched roof and has been officially empty for a long time but there are signs of habitation in recent years by squatters. Sleeping bags left upstairs, old dusty clothes and trainers, school books (the latest of which was 2012) and even a birthday card stuck to the wall. The cottage has no kitchen as such, just a wood burning stove and a bread oven. There is no sink, no toilet. Though there are various bathroom sinks in the grounds on the grass, a sunken bath in the garden, and yes it's a proper bath. There is also a homemade compost toilet further down into the garden, there also used to be a vintage bus here and some cars but they have been taken away. There are no stairs in the place, albeit about 5 steps that start about head height to the left of the woodburner into the two colourful bedrooms, the other bedroom is accessed by a hole in the ceiling in the other main downstairs room, there is a rail in the upstairs room so I guess it was historically accessed by a small ladder. On with the pics.
  17. Situated on a main road from England into Wales this place shut down back in 2012 when a number of the restaurants were closed, it's been empty ever since. Seemingly well secured I never investigated until I passed early this year and noticed the front door was wide open. Being recently shut it was in relatively good nick, but the back door had in fact been knocked in some time ago. I didn't stay too long as it's quite open but took the time to get as many snaps as I dared. I'm glad I did, a couple of weeks after the doors and windows were sealed shut and boarded up. Thanks for looking.
  18. I didn't have a clue where this was until I saw the building remains.... could it be? a quick google of the name and yup! I was there for a walk and explore last year I had no idea there was an entrance somewhere, not sure if I would be brave enough to delve deep but would love to see the wheel sometime. All the trees on top of the hill behind were being felled when I was there, saw the grated hole but not much else. Could you maybe PM me the entrance location sometime? or maybe I could join you on your next trip lol. BTW, great pics, next time you're there keep an eye out for a rock legend who lives in that valley for parts of the year...
  19. I've driven past this place many times but only recently realised it was empty as I passed it on a day out to explore, I know nothing of its history but deduce it's been empty around 5 years according to magazines found inside. It's situated in Mid Wales on a main road and the gardens are quite overgrown, thankfully this time of year the greenery is manageable! All doors were closed but thankfully one of them wasn't locked. There is also an outbuilding next door which I didn't have time to check out properly to see if there was access, next time maybe. Thanks for looking.
  20. Great pics! Nice to see another place with stuff still in!
  21. Hi there all, I'm Pete from sunny Mid Wales. This is the first and only Urbex forum I have joined and am relatively new to this, only actively doing it for the last 8 months or so. I've posted a couple of reports on here so far but most places I've been to are pretty much the most well known in my area so there are already many reports on here already and I haven't bothered with more! I tend to go for residential or hospitals mostly and I'm always looking out for empty places on my travels and I'm forever trying to find the location of 'speedboat cottage' in Shropshire.