Urban Exploration Blog

Scott and Sons Shipyard at Bowling - 18 Jul 2019
The history of the Scott and Sons shipyard at bowling can be traced back as far as 1851. The company was involved in shipbuilding and repair.The yard eventually closed down in 1979 and the site has been abandoned ever since. Most of the structures and buildings on land have now been demolished and t... continue reading

Pencil Monument Largs - 17 Jul 2019
The Pencil Monument in Largs (North Ayrshire) is a pencil shaped monument structure that was built to commemorate the battle of Largs.The monument it's self was constructed in 1912 but the battle occurred in 1263.The battle of Largs was a short lived battle between the fleet of Norway and the Scotti... continue reading

Roman Bridge Inverkip - 16 Jul 2019
The Roman Bridge within the village of Inverkip (Inverclyde) is not thought to be from the roman period. It is believed to be of roman design but built much later. It is believed to be early 17th century.The bridge is still refereed to locally as "Roman Bridge" and is even named this on current and ... continue reading

Abandoned Summer House - 16 Jul 2019
Whilst out and about looking for a location we stumbled upon this little gem of a find. It is a tiny little summer house that has become an abandoned ruin. It is believed it was once the folly or summer house for a large mansion house within the local area.When looking at the little structure it is ... continue reading

Drones and Urban Exploration - 16 Jul 2019
Over the past decade drones have become increasingly more advanced. The technology has certainly made them a lot more user friendly and functional than before. When drones first appeared they were very much hit and miss. They were prone to crashing, having fly-away incidents where control was l... continue reading

Steam Train Operating At Dunaskin - 22 Jun 2019
When we visited the Dunaskin Ironworks to make an exploration video we had no idea that it was a running day for the Scottish industrial railway centre. We arrived to late to be able to see much of the running, but were able to capture some drone footage of one of the steam engines heading into... continue reading

How can graffiti vanish? - 22 Jun 2019
When we were planning a trip to explore Balrossie school, as part of our research we watched other exploration videos of the location. This is something we do regularly because it helps us to prepare for the explore and gives us an idea what to look out for. It may also point out interesting par... continue reading

Drone Footage of AA Gun Battery - 18 Jun 2019
There are Anti-Aircraft (AA) Batteries all across the UK. It can be very interesting to see these locations from the air. A drone can be an incredible tool for getting such shots. This footage was filmed at the Bogside Battery in Scotland. We have also done a foot explore of this location. You can r... continue reading

Reviving a bee with sugar and water - 18 Jun 2019
From time to time you will come across a bee within your house our outdoors and at first glance it may appear to be dead. If you gently move the bee it may quickly "wake up" and fly away or it may display small movements and an labored attempt at walking. In the later case you can attempt to revital... continue reading

What are Explorettes? - 17 Jun 2019
If you are a regular viewer of our YouTube channel you may have noticed a new playlist called "Explorettes".  This is where we will place any content that we do not feel qualifies as an urban explore. We used the term Explorette to mean "mini explores" but we will also be using it for additiona... continue reading

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