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Malenis

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We've been meaning to get over to this one for some time, so with a beautiful sunny day forecasted we decided to get the bikes out and looking at the map I gathered it was only a couple of miles away. 5 miles later of having my bones rattled on the uneven ground, we made it. Sadly it was locked up tight but the ride was worth it.

"6.7 m high x 6 m wide observation post built as a two-storey hexagonal tower surmounted by a concrete cupola. Constructed of 2 ft thick concrete, the lower level is a pillbox/strong point with a total of 17 machine gun apertures at two heights giving a 360 degree defence. The upper floor is reached by an open hatchway (no ladder). This is a 4.9 m wide room with a high pyramidal ceiling at the apex of which is the 1.8 m wide cupola containing a firing slot with steel flap in each of its six sides. The dominant feature of the upper room is a concrete platform above which is a 1.8 m wide by 4.9 m high look-out slot set in the South wall. From this position one can see above the sea wall, some 46 m distant, and across the mouth of the River Crouch."

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Mikeymutt

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Nice.i visisted this myself about four years ago.sadly I never had a bike and decided to take a leisurely stroll ha ha nearly two hours later I got there.then it was the walk back.although I was lucky it was open.the amount of gun apertures in there is amazing
 

Malenis

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Nice.i visisted this myself about four years ago.sadly I never had a bike and decided to take a leisurely stroll ha ha nearly two hours later I got there.then it was the walk back.although I was lucky it was open.the amount of gun apertures in there is amazing

I had a look at your report earlier today & was very envious.
 
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