Urban Exploration Blog

The Secret Lake - 16 Apr 2022
We had heard of a body of water known by some locals as the "Secret Lake" in Inverclyde, Scotland. The lake is a man-made dam in the hills above Greenock. It was built at some point between the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is believed it provided a water supply to Ardgowan House within the&nb... continue reading

The Horses Tomb - 04 Apr 2022
The Horses Tomb is a building located in an area of woodland within the town of Wemyss Bay, Scotland. The tomb is believed to have been built by Lord Inverclyde who owned the nearby Castle Wemyss. The tomb would have been within the grounds of the former castle.It is believed that the tomb was built... continue reading

Balrossie Schoool Destroyed by Fire - 05 Mar 2022
When we started our YouTube channel the first location we filmed was Balrossie School in Kilmacolm, Scotland. Since then we have visited the building on a number of locations and seen a gradual decline in the condition of the building. The entire building had become unsafe and we had decided ou... continue reading

Tiny Grain Mill - 19 Jan 2022
We were looking over some old Ordnance Survey maps when we spotted a small building labelled "Mill". We took a drive out to the location to see if there was any evidence of the building. We were pleasantly surprised to see the building was still there and it appears a be getting looked after by a lo... continue reading

Dunmore House - 19 Jan 2022
Dunmore House in Scotland was built between 1820 and 1825 and was a grand mansion. It was an ancestral home for generations before briefly becoming a girls school. The building was abandoned in the 1970s and has since become a ruin. It is now nothing more than a shell but It is still an interesting ... continue reading

Searching For A Lost Mill - 06 Sep 2021
Old maps can be great resources for investigating the past. Every now and then we will discover an old building shown on such a map and visit the location to see if there is anything remaining.This is one such example... We were browsing old maps provided by the National Library of Scotland and... continue reading

Larkfield Anti-Aircraft Battery - 10 Jul 2021
During WWII Anti-Aircraft Batteries were constructed all across the UK. They were designed and positioned to protect key areas that would have been potential targets for enemy bombers and/or fighter aircraft. We paid a visit to one such location. The Larkfield Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery is located ... continue reading

Farmstead Ruins - 10 Jul 2021
Very often when looking for locations to explore we use Googe earth. It can sometimes be interesting to look at areas on the outskirts of towns or follow waterways to look for evidence of past buildings or industrial locations. When we find something of interest, we generally use the brilliant ... continue reading

Castle Semple Collegiate Church - 10 Jul 2021
Within the grounds of Castle Semple Regional Park, there are the ruins of the former Collegiate church. The church was built as a place of worship serving the former Castle Semple. The castle is long gone and there is no trace of the building today with only the church remaining. The church building... continue reading

Seaside Nursing Home - 17 May 2021
In this video, we got the opportunity to explore a former nursing home in Scotland. We had been watching this location for a couple of years, but on a recent visit, we saw that access to the building was possible.As urban explorers, we NEVER break into a location. This is one of the key rules of urb... continue reading

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