Urban Exploration Blog

Loch Thom history documentary - 23 Oct 2020
In the hills high above the town of Greenock, in Scotland, there lies a body of water that played a vital role in the town’s history. Today it supplies the town and surrounding area with drinking water, but in the past it was the power house of the local industrial revolution. Loch Thom is not... continue reading

Old Church Graveyard - 19 Sep 2020
In this video, we paid a visit to an old church graveyard located in Inverkip on the west coast of Scotland.The cemetery is no longer an active burial ground but it does contain a lot of fairly impressive gravestones, for such a small cemetery. It is always interesting to get the chance to look at o... continue reading

Abandoned 1810 Dry Dock - 26 Aug 2020
This dry dock is located within the town of Greenock in Scotland. It is often referred to as the submarine dock because it was laterally involved in the construction and maintenance of submarines.The dock was built in 1810 as part of the former Steele's shipyard at Cartsdyke Greenock. It was later t... continue reading

Abandoned Farm Ruins - 18 Aug 2020
This location was spotted on Google Earth. It just looked like a mark on the land. I then looked at the area using old maps provided online by the National Library Of Scotland and confirmed it was, in fact, an old farm building called Glenbrae farm. This is located within the Corlic Hill area o... continue reading

Experimental Radar Station - 15 Aug 2020
We found this building when looking around the surrounding area on old maps. When we later looked on Google Earth, there was still evidence of a structure at the site. We went up the hill to see what remains of it. The building can be briefly seen from some of the surrounding roads and looks like it... continue reading

The Prophets Grave - 17 Jul 2020
The prophets grave is a historic location in North Ayrshire Scotland. It marks the final resting place of The Rev William Smith. William Smith died as a result of the plague in the year 1647. He was 28 years of age and had been the local minister for approximately 3 years.As he became ill, he contin... continue reading

Fairlie Castle - 07 Feb 2020
Fairlie castle is believed to date back to 1512. It was built by Robert Fairlie. His family owned the land dating back to the 14th century.The castle was the centrepiece of a large area of ground that was used for gardens and orchards. Today you can still see evidence of a well-defined cobble path t... continue reading

Virtual ROC Post - 02 Nov 2019
This is without a doubt the most advanced video project we have attempted to date. Our goal was to create an animated video showing what an ROC post was, what they would have looked like and how one would have operated. ROC Posts were small underground bunkers that were built all across the UK duri... continue reading

Remains of 16th-century Church and Burial Ground - 21 Oct 2019
This location has been on our radar for quite some time and when we visited we were not dissapointed. Even as a ruin this 16th-century church is still stunning.As we explored the location we could still see an incredible amount of detail in the masonry. One can only imagine how impressive it mush ha... continue reading

Ruins found using old maps - 17 Aug 2019
Old maps are a great tool for anyone who is into urban exploring, research or history. They can be great for finding little clues about the past.We discovered some small buildings in an area of what is now farmland on North Ayrshire. We decided to pay the location a visit and see if anything remaine... continue reading

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