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Earth Worm Jim 08-01-2009 11:31

Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot (Bomb Store) January 2008. Pic heavy
 
Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot (Bomb Store) January 2008. Pic heavy


I expect most of you know about this if not.

Llanberis bomb store. Built in the Glynrhonwy slate quarry which closed in 1930. Storage for 18,000 tons of bombs. Same design as Harper Hill.

40 feet of broken slate was on top to pretect the store. But two-thirds of the structure collapsed under the weight of the overlaying backfill. Baring this in mind, this place must have been realy big.

More info.
http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...is/index.shtml
Subterranean Britannica link.

Evil Jim and me.

After parking the car and checking the GPS we set of on our quest.The first thing we saw was some very big holes.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3297/...c1c2326b_o.jpg
FBH

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3446/...0289cc1d_o.jpg
The view from the top. Not in the slightest bit dangerous.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/...cff6fb58_o.jpg
Looking towards the stores at ground level.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3530/...5512a7bf_o.jpg
looking back towards the entrances at ground level.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/...8c0285f7_o.jpg
The front door.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3485/...44470dfe_o.jpg
The big train tunnel.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3383/...1f2ce318_o.jpg
The train station.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/...18e9be64_o.jpg
Ground floor stores with central support pilers.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3484/...f65a7c48_o.jpg
Cross connections for the ground floor stores.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3316/...3ba0a0f7_o.jpg
OMG is what I said when I saw this. OMG is what Evil Jim said whrn he saw this.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/...39b01671_o.jpg
Further along the OMG tunnel.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/...e2b13f85_o.jpg
Stairs.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/...90a484eb_o.jpg
Lift.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/...27612810_o.jpg
The other lift.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/...31d5ce1c_o.jpg
First floor tunnel without the central support pillers. With light painting.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/...132f616d_o.jpg
Graffiti.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3432/...0a36f187_o.jpg
More graffiti.

Thats it for now. :)

andym 08-01-2009 12:31

Wow, this place looks awesome! How big is that network of tunnels?

Earth Worm Jim 08-01-2009 12:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by andym (Post 32498)
Wow, this place looks awesome! How big is that network of tunnels?

About 80 metres by 60, with walls 12 metres high. Before the collapse it would have been over 200 meters long

evil jim 08-01-2009 13:09

Whay an awesome trip! So here's my very first photos on the on a report with old camera. New Canon camera came today looking forward to getting know it. Dont have a tripod yet so used the floor as a steady surface.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/...60df987676.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3449/...32562ed885.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3414/...43f20000c3.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/...1dece17c53.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3520/...37754c1235.jpg
I fell over. Agian!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3336/...0e5b0a1693.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/...f5b46b3d25.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/...defdbc3fa7.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/...ba1be19605.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3368/...f4a166ea1a.jpg
Chilly!

SparkUK 08-01-2009 13:35

Excellent, that is a cool looking place, I've hiked really near to this loads of times and not known about it.

Manfrotto should start making 'floor' it's super steady :)

NorthMancBeds 08-01-2009 13:37

This looks great. Big fan of Llanberis from climbing days, but never happened upon this - different eyes I suppose(?)

Top explore

Romanian1 08-01-2009 13:40

Ive seen huindreds of reports of here but none have ever made me want to go before.....

This one has, nice work guys.

Gibbo 08-01-2009 14:09

You should see Bungle's pics of this place.

Oh wait, you can't because he couldn't find it! :bust

(OK he was passing the area completely by co-incidence and didn't have any maps to hand but that would just spoil the story!)

Earth Worm Jim 08-01-2009 14:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gibbo (Post 32515)
You should see Bungle's pics of this place.

Oh wait, you can't because he couldn't find it! :bust

(OK he was passing the area completely by co-incidence and didn't have any maps to hand but that would just spoil the story!)

Seriously it's a piece of piss to find. No really it's really easy, really really easy to find. Evil Jim and me had no map with us and we found it.

scrappy 08-01-2009 14:35

good work guys, think im not the only one wanting to make a visit!


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