Underground Fuel Storage Bunkers, Poole, Dorset
The first explore of the year was a much-needed affair since I’d not been underground or smelt decaying pigeons in weeks!!
A big thanks goes to Lock1999 from 28dayslater for the random heads-up on this one. He told me about it back in October 2010 but I just hadn’t had the time to go exploring.
The site is seriously overgrown and getting in (without climbing a dodgy spiked fence) involves wading through some proper spiky foliage! So after cutting my legs to shreds, we found ourselves in the compound and looking straight at the first bunker up in the hillside. A quick hop up, torch on, peer round the corner…. padlocked! A nice big, heavy metal door.
We knew (thanks to Lock1999) there was more than one tank… we just had to find it in amongst the shrubbery! Walking to the end of the compound we found it… rather wet in the entrance and gets even wetter inside. Flooded in fact. We opened the large heavy door and was greeting by a nice long passageway. All in all, not a bad little explore to whet the appetite for 2011!
Report by Adam Montague - January 2011