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    Capel battery deep level shelter has recently been sold to a new owner, the shelter, a plotting room and a 2 magazines and to be dug up by Kent underground research group, however one of our number knew of the existence of an open entrance but had yet to try entry, so on sunday we ventured down to dover, to say getting in was a bit nerve racking would be an understatement, it involved climbing down the cliffs to reach a small opening, this was very dangerous, one slip and we would have been waving goodbye as we plumited down to our deaths, we made our way down to find the entrance wich had been covered with railway sleepers, one of the sleepers howver was long since gone and we got into the shelter, unfortunately for us this part of the tunnel strtched no more than 200 yards before a collapse had blocked our progress.

    Looking back towards the entrance and railway sleepers


    Standard deep level shelter steel hopped supports and metal shuttering




    an old wheelbarrow and the collpse wich blocked any further entry.



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    Good effort by the sounds of it. Bet you were gutted about the collapse :(

    Thanks for sharing ya pics :)
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by outkast View Post
    to say getting in was a bit nerve racking would be an understatement, it involved climbing down the cliffs to reach a small opening, this was very dangerous, one slip and we would have been waving goodbye as we plumited down to our deaths
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    Thinking about it in the cold light of day, we were f'#king crazy to climb down that cliff lol


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    i'm a friend of the new owner and have only ever done that bit of the cliff to the entrance on absail ropes, u must have been mad lol lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky230 View Post
    i'm a friend of the new owner and have only ever done that bit of the cliff to the entrance on absail ropes, u must have been mad lol lol
    Trust me, we have done worse LOL

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    Yes - I have laid down on the cliff and looked over the edge but never gone down it. People I know who have, like Sparky, have only ever done it on a fixed line!!!!
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    be interesting to see what the full length of the tunnel is like, been interesting trying to locate features on the site.
    Mad sod the new owner is , but i must be too, to be involved with the project

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky230 View Post
    be interesting to see what the full length of the tunnel is like, been interesting trying to locate features on the site.
    Mad sod the new owner is , but i must be too, to be involved with the project
    theres a plan of the site somewhere online, think theres a german recon photo too

    Theres a depression in the ground near the cliff edge, this must be roughly where the collapse is, wich means it must be some collapse, we noticed every so often the tunell had a section that was lined with wood not seel shutterng, we think it is one of these sections wich has collapsed, if the remainder of the tunnel has similar sections there may be other collapses. be carefull if you go in.
    Last edited by outkast; 23rd Jan 10 at 21:36.

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    The plotting room should be easy enough to enter


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