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    Default Woodland fort, plymouth


    I dont know much about this site just that it use to be a fort and its now a social club.

    a linky to some more info.

    Pics.

    The main court yard when you drive in to the fort.


    The guard house on the right. as you can see, kids have been in and burnt it. i was talking to a man who helps run the site and he says this window will also be getting a metal sheet up to stop the kids from trashing it.


    A pully, it still works. well turns.


    as you can see it is very over grown, all the gun placements and ammo stores are almost lost to nature.
















    interior






    The puzzle libary


    this was once the officers mess but council used it as stores and then left it.


    I hope you like it.
    it was not planned, i had a spare 5 mins.

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    Default Woodland


    I was there for a return visit on Wednesday :
    Some of my pics :
    Western Casemate

    Inside Gatehouse

    Magazine

    View over Parade Ground with burnt out cookhouse

    Inside Haxo Casemate



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    Interesting fort. I like what the social club has done to the interior...it looks good. Great to see photos of the rest of the site too, Graybags. Good stuff, both of you. :)
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    Excellent Scotty. Great pics. Do u recon that the club has enough puzzles(i cant believe how many puzzle there are)?? Good job mate. :)
    On a mission.

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    Good pictures mate. I love that puzzle library. How long can you borrow the puzzles for ?

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    Their only crime was curiosity

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    Wow, I drive past this every day on my way to work and have only really looked closely at it once... You tend to not notice it being set back from the road and covered by trees.

    Great pics, as per usual!

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    Agreed. Fantastic pics. I can't believe places like this get left to die. At least folks are trying to do something with it.

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    also there is a big moat and other interesting places in the woods behind the fort, will head that way and get some pics in the next few days.

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    here is a few pics to give you an idea of whats in the moat area, to get these head left from the main entrance(on the outside)drop down into the moat





    this tunnel leads to the main fort

    exit from tunnel inside fort

    natives


    further round is the best stuff but no access at the moment, this is what it looks like from the outside, also this one has a very long tunnel connecting to the fort.there are some big silouhuette building paintings on the walls in this section, not sure what age they are thought as havent been in there in a few years.


    i assume there are breeze blocks cemented in on the other side of this(thats what its been like in the past)

    even saw this in the moat but they ran off and only managed a few shots before they were gone.

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    Thanks for posting your photos TTW :)

    Do you know any history about this place?
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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