This blog is designed to be a photo record of various trips to underground and ex-military locations I have been involved in. I hope you enjoy visiting the site as much as I have creating it, visiting the locations and meeting people with a similar interest.
Some sites featured are on private land and were either visited on official trips with the underground and research societies I belong to, or permission was directly sought from the owners by myself. Other sites featured here are open to the public as tourist attractions or are on public land, but care should always be taken when visiting as there may be hidden dangers. These pictures have been taken over a number of years, so it is possible that ownership/access may have changed. See red italic writing on each site page for details of access.
If you know of (or even own) an underground or defence site, which could be featured, please let me know! I am fully insured through the BCA for visiting underground sites.
Many thanks to all those people who have taken the time to organise trips and to owners for allowing access. Thanks also, to the Palmerston Forts Society for permission to use some of their plans, other plans were drawn by myself, using Serif Drawplus x4.
I welcome your comments, which you can leave at the bottom of each page. I will try to respond asap. I am particularly interested if you can add further information about the history of a site.
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Heights Preservation.
I am keen to support the Western Heights Preservation Society, please take the opportunity to visit the Drop Redoubt & Grand Shaft on the next Open Weekend!
Dover's Tunnels & Caves, by Derek Leach
Please also click the link below to visit Amazon's page for 'Dover's Tunnels and Caves', by Derek Leach, which is an excellent book, and features some photos from this website.
2015 - After a break of 2 years, the site will now continue to be updated.
17th November - Mellieha Air Raid Shelters added, Fort Burgoyne & Fan Bay pages updated.