Leisure

Explore #21b (second revisit): Theme Park, Suffolk – December 2013

This was my third explore of this local theme park, following my two earlier visits. The target this time was the largest rollercoaster in the park – the “Wipeout”, measuring 935 feet in length, with 3 inversions and a maximum G force of 5.2. But we were most interested in its height – 116.5 feet might not sound an awful lot, but trust me on a dark and windy night it felt plenty high enough! According to its entry in…

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Explore #21 and #21a (revisit): Theme Park, Suffolk – November and December 2013

And now for something a bit different – a theme park! A group of intrepid explorers recently met up for a covert visit to this amazing location on a dark and cold winter’s night. Some of us, myself included, had not been here since summer holidays back in our childhoods! The site is still operational, but currently closed for the winter. It was so much fun that I also paid a pre-dawn revisit with Unexposed Exploration. Both visits were fairly…

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Explore #13: Pinebanks, Norwich, Norfolk – October 2013

Pinebanks was the former Norwich Union (now Aviva) Sports and Social Club, where dozens of sports clubs were based before its closure in 2008. The main building was built between 1880-1882, and was extended substantially in 1907. Current plans are for new homes to be built on the site, together with the usual developer’s bribes community benefits, such as a new skate park etc. This was a bit of a flying visit with some other local explorers, so the photos…

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