Explore #33: Rougham Hall, Suffolk – February 2014

This beautiful, but exceedingly derelict, old Hall has been on my “to do” list since I first got into urban exploration last summer. On a sunny morning a few weeks ago I decided that it was finally time to pay the old girl a visit. The Hall lies in the middle of a country estate which is still occupied, so I was careful to work my way towards my target using as much cover from the surrounding woodland as possible.…

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Explore #32: Lime Kiln, Norfolk – February 2014

The 5th and final location of a recent day of solo exploring was this Grade II listed mid-19th Century lime kiln, hidden in woodland in the Norfolk countryside. Lined with brick and flint, and with two entrances and four chutes leading into the brick-lined pot. You can read a bit of the history of lime kilns and quicklime production in Great Britain at this wiki page. One of the entrances to the kiln. Inside the underground brick-vaulted chamber. What remains…

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Explore #31: Planet Farm, Hethersett, Norfolk – February 2014

Stop number 4 on a whirlwind day of solo exploring – thanks to Desolate Nation for the heads up on this one. So what I can I say about Planet Farm? Well, “Planet Derp” would probably be closer to the mark. Apparently the place has been abandoned for decades, and the local kids have clearly long since had their fun in trashing it and covering it in graffiti. That said, umm…. the walk down the overgrown track from the main…

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