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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.