Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Nuke Site

Another exciting explore was this visit to an old Nuclear Storage site. This site was operational from the late 1950's until very recently, as can be seen when walking around - it's pristine. That said, they are now victim to the elements and there are some signs of it showing, but not much at this stage.
There are dozens of surface-based bunkers and they were used to store nuclear warheads, manned and guarded by both British and U.S. troops. However, there is a very distinctive American feel to this area with the guard towers.

At it's height, security was immense, defined by the triple skin fencing, CCTV, a large dog section, foot and mobile patrols as well as search lights (which still turn and are just awesome!!!). Even though the site is now free of all nuclear arms (so we're led to believe), parts of the site are still used for training, mostly joint operations for Police and NARO as well as the CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) regiment.

As it is still in use by the M.O.D. no information with regard to it's location can be given.


  1. I've spent the night inside Kelvedon Hatch a couple of times. Highly recommended if you get the chance.

  2. Thanks for posting this - I've peered through the fences at the decomissioned Greenham Common, but it's great to see properly inside these bunkers. As I recall, the common itself it dotted with US style fire-hydrants, which remind you that this was, technically, a little bit of America.