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Default 22-09-2011, 23:27

Did you get to the Battle HQ on the opposite side of the Motorway? Not seen it for a while, Id imagine its full of water again.

Last time I was here, the farmer came over on his quad and told me to "go away" or words to that effect...


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Did you get to the Battle HQ on the opposite side of the Motorway? Not seen it for a while, Id imagine its full of water again.

Last time I was here, the farmer came over on his quad and told me to "go away" or words to that effect...
no mate i never ventured that far i think ive seen pics of it though flooded like you said
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Default 26-09-2011, 19:14

Worked around barley for years and often wondered about the shell test track, didnt know the shelters were there though, I also didnt know anything existed except hangars on the other side of the motorway......so what do the battle HQ look like......A brilliant report too THANKS so much for sharing it with armchair explorers like myself!!!
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Worked around barley for years and often wondered about the shell test track, didnt know the shelters were there though, I also didnt know anything existed except hangars on the other side of the motorway......so what do the battle HQ look like......A brilliant report too THANKS so much for sharing it with armchair explorers like myself!!!
yehh the bunkers are situated at either end of the runway/test track

i may go bk and have a look at battle hq if im round the area

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Worked around barley for years and often wondered about the shell test track, didnt know the shelters were there though, I also didnt know anything existed except hangars on the other side of the motorway......so what do the battle HQ look like......A brilliant report too THANKS so much for sharing it with armchair explorers like myself!!!
The Battle HQ is just a semi submerged Concrete box, that is usually filled shoulder high with stagnant water.

I was lucky enough to go a few years ago when it was only knee high, it really wasn't worth ruining a pair of trainers for. Especially without a camera. Every other time Ive been the water has been too high to go in.

Its the same at Widnes AA Battery, the submerged room there is always about 5 ft deep in dirty water, Ive been many times to see if its dropped to an explorable level, but it never has.

There was talk a few years ago on another forum about pumping them both dry, but I never heard anything else about this happening.


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Default 30-09-2011, 15:18

I wanted to visit here a while back, my Grandad was stationed here during the Korean War. Looks really interesting, nice work!
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I wanted to visit here a while back, my Grandad was stationed here during the Korean War. Looks really interesting, nice work!
its a nice relaxed mooch and the bunkers making it more enjoyable
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Default 20-10-2011, 01:57

Great pictures. My favourite is the single point perspective shot of the start \ finish line. It looks like something you'd find an old NHRA photo album.

This is also really close to me and I didn't even know it existed. :(
Drop me a PM if you plan on doing it again some time soon.
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