Dairy Crest, Great Torrington, Devon
Unfortunately, the best thing about exploring the Dairy Crest factory was the ice cream I had in the car park before we entered! A fairly uninspiring factory, with minimal interesting features.
The Dairy Crest factory has been derelict since 1993 and it shows. Every fixture, fitting and pane of glass has been smashed and torn down by vandals. Only one room held anything of any real interest, if flaking paint is of interest to you? It sure is to me!
The Dairy Crest creamery site is huge and you’ll do well to explore every part of it. Especially with lorries still running up and down the length of the site to reach the businesses at the other end of the estate.
All in all not the best explore, but an explore nonetheless and wherever there’s flaky paint and the stench of rotting pigeons, I’m there!!
Update: The Dairy Crest site looks to have been finally sold for redevelopment in July 2013.