Clutton Hill ROC, Somerset

Clutton Hill ROC was a bit of a “plan B” during a day of other planned explores.

Driving along an incredibly icy road the TomTom bleeped as we approached another Royal Observer Corps bunker, a sound that I’m now used to hearing on every car journey. We pulled over and had a quick look to see which ROC we were near and checking 28DaysLater to see if it was worth a visit.

It was reported as being locked, but we thought we’d check it out anyway. Locked posts can easily become unlocked overnight due to anything from vandals, kids, metal thieves, you name it.

We fought our way up the frosty hill upon which the ROC stood, slipping over on several occasions to find a padlock in situ. However, on closer inspection, the padlock was just looped through the clasp! It wasn’t locked at all!

A nice tidy ROC post awaited us with a few bits of interest.

UPDATE: The landowner has contacted me to make would-be visitors aware that the bunker is private property and now secured. However, anyone interested in the history and wishing to see inside the ROC post can contact to arrange a visit.

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    1. Peter says:

      It’s FOR SALE! Wow what a bargain!

  1. Dan says:

    Hi does anyone know if this is still accessible via contact through email address provided?

    1. The Urban Explorer says:

      I haven’t been told otherwise. If you’re not getting a response, just try visiting any of the other 1,500 posts around the country. They’re all identical (some in worse/better condition than others) and you’ll find them dotted around everywhere – you’re never far away from an ROC post!

      1. Dan says:

        Brilliant thank you. I have actually been in contact with the owner now via the details stated so can confirm they are current. Hoping to arrange a visit if possible.

    2. Robert says:

      Hi, I contacted the owners, really nice guys as it’s private property. They told me it’s going to be on the English Heritage 2017 Open Day list if you looking to book a visit this September.

  2. Js says:

    I contacted the owner and visited the site today. Unfortunately vandals got in and trashed the place earlier in the year. It has been utterly gutted and is now completely empty, all the stuff pictured above has been destroyed which must have been gutting for them. They’re nice guys so by all means email them if you fancy a visit.

    1. Jeff says:

      Thanks for the photo’s they brought back a few memories, never returned there after stand down, too busy flaked out on cargo nets in the back of “Sorry, not at liberty to disclose the info I was going to put down due to OSA restrictions” tis still a secret.

  3. Js says:

    Hi, I was there 11/10/15 (good vantage point to watch the Vulcan fly over) it is now VERY well secured, entry now pretty much impossible.


  4. matt combs says:

    What’s the grid reference for this place? And is it still there and accessible?

    1. The Urban Explorer says:

      It was so long ago I went I couldn’t possibly comment on its current state, sorry! As for a grid reference, there’s several resources online which will help you pin-point ROC posts. I’d suggest you start on the Subterranea Britannica website.

  5. Alan says:

    Anyone know whats it’s like now?
    Security wise and how awesome it is?

  6. shaun says:

    Again I’ve found it today but didn’t go inside as had my dogs with me but it’s open and easy to find. It’s now in private ownership so need permission before I go inside.

  7. shaun says:

    I can’t believe where this is. I lived half mile from it for 18 yrs. Didn’t know it was there, will have to go and see it now.

    1. The Urban Explorer says:

      Great! It’d be nice to know it’s current state if you wouldn’t mind reporting back?

  8. Jess says:

    I’m addicted to my new hobby!
    Can you tell me if this is still unlocked? Sooo going if it is!
    Went to the one at Poundbury Dorchester today, as it was unlocked in May but has since been re-welded. Shame, but has made me even more determined!
    Fab website by the way.

    1. The Urban Explorer says:

      Thanks! That’s a real shame about Dorchester ROC. It’s a really nice bunker.

      I’m not sure about Clutton Hill. It’s been years since I was there. Good luck though, and there’s plenty more ROC’s out there to discover!

  9. Jamie says:

    Wow, just wow this website is incredible. I have always been fascinated with the abandonment and the decay of buildings, and I have to say I think you have finally given me the inspiration to take up Urbex. I am sure I wont be the only person to view this website and be inspired to take up this documenting of forgotten “treasures”. A huge thank-you

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Jamie. I’m glad I’ve inspired you, happy exploring!

  10. Lee Stacey says:

    Wow that Roc is in good condition! I have one near where I live Horns Cross! About 10 miles away from the Fremington Army Camp, I commented on that by the way. The Roc at Horns Cross is probably flooded now, haven’t been down there for years.

    1. Yeh it’s not a bad one at all! I think it’s because it looked locked and then no one bothers!

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