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    After seeing the various photographs/reports online of what is underground in Dover, me and my fellow explorer dan decided that it was about time we jump in the truck, drive down to dover and see it for ourselves.
    First stop were what i think are Napoleonic caves near the St. Martins deep shelter.(this should be correct!):)



    And a random trolley...

    Next up was the detached bastion. This was after some getting quite lost and taking the longest route possible. We found it in the end though

    Just watch out, there are gaping holes in the floor!

    The bastion must be a local hangout, as we could hear people, probably kids, the whole time we were there. Cool hangout though, i must say:)



    The favourite find of the day would have to be a tunnel which is built into the cliff, and is connected to the cliff by a walkway, and has a ladder which drops down onto the beach. Im not sure what this part is called, but it is right by an old shipwreck on the beach??
    Looking out...

    out to sea...

    And the connecting tunnel...


    All in all, it was a good day which i enjoyed, having never been to any of the underground places in dover. Hopefully we will be planning a return trip as there is lots of places we didnt get to see, so if anyone is up for it, please do get in touch :)

    Enjoy

    tucker ;)

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    That's a cool explore, been in some of the tunnels under the castle, but nothing like those
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    Awesome, nice photos, like your light writing. :)

    There's a few places there I've not been to, and I've done a lot of exploring in Dover, just goes to show how much there is in the town. The detached bastion is quite a good explore, but you're right you do have to watch for the holes in the floor! I've run into kids in there before as well.

    Nice report.

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    Cheers for the replies guys :)
    Yeah there were definitely probably a lot of kids inside when we were there,all giggling and laughing. We saw one guy on his way there as we were leaving. The kid looked paranoid too. Maybe he was high or just bricking it thinking about the long walk with no torch to find his mates again

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    Nice shots! Love the trolly!

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    Captured it very well and not just done the 'touristy' bits either, impressed!
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    Nice pics, a very interesting place
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    The tunnel in the cliffs is Langdon Searchlight Battery.

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    Ah thanks, did not have a clue of the name but its certainly an awesome little place and now i know :)

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    Excellent explore and pics, tucker. Love the Searchlight Battery. :)
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