Ainsworth Mill, Bolton

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Caught the bus to Bolton, spotted this place out of the window so off I hopped. The building was fairly fucked but made for a good couple of hours wandering around yet another derelict mill.

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Facit Mine, Whitworth

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My first mine explore outside of the fairly standard North Wales slate mine tours. Big up Moose who took me down here and showed me round, sorry we didn’t find the crane this time!

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Whitehead Clock Tower foundations

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Whilst looking for something else in the area Stitch and I spotted a rather suspect-looking lid. Within a few minutes we had it up and descended into a small tunnel that led to the foundations for this local landmark.

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Radcliffe Times, Radcliffe

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Unearthed a nice mosaic in here, this place was actually a backup in case the two other sites I had in mind failed (which they did).

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The Rock Fire Station, Bury – full visit

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This building is by far one of the most secure abandoned buildings in Bury, which instantly elevates it to ‘top priority’ status on my list of places to explore locally. It took a lot of patience but I finally managed to get inside.

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Slop Pail, Bury (Walshaw Brook)

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This drain is a bit of a unique one; two culverts join together in a beautiful mish-mash of brick, stone, and concrete. Myself and Moose finally got around to taking a look at the ‘first’ section, starting at the infall from the Walshaw Brook.

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Horncliffe Mansion, Edenfield

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The second explore of my little trip to Rawtenstall was this fairly-well known derelict mansion. Was nice and relaxed in here, somehow managed to forget my camera on the way out though.

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Stand Athletic FC, Rossendale

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Explore number one on my trip down to the Rossendale area. The first site I had intended to visit was surrounded by a swarm of orange-clad workers so I turned my sights to the nearby derelict football club.

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The Rock Fire Station, Bury – first look

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After conquering Bury’s police station I set my sights on another of the town’s abandoned stations. Whilst this visit didn’t result in getting into the main building, it provided a much-needed recce and there was a few hidden rewards to be found in various outbuildings.

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Bury Police HQ, May 2016

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When myself and Moose set out to explore the derelict police station (again) that dominates Bury’s skyline, we didn’t expect to be meeting any police officers due to the fact that the building has been closed for almost 6 years now. It turns out we did.

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