Nettleden website blog

  • 'Perdition' A Zombie Short With An UrbEx Twist

    Posted by Higgypop Admin on Thu 10 Jul 2014 at 13:12 explorer cogmid has put together a very well edited zombie movie with some impressive special effects.

    Cogmid and a friend shot the video in an abandoned MOD site.

  • Win a Family Pass to Scotland's Secret Bunker

    Scotland's Secret Bunker

    Posted by Higgypop Admin on Mon 26 May 2014 at 18:52

    Win a Family Pass to Scotland's Secret Bunker

    With summer and the school holidays fast approaching, the race is on to find fun activities to keep the little ones amused. That's why we've teamed up with Scotland's Secret Bunker to help out.

    We're giving away a family pass to the former classified regional government hideout. Find out more about the bunker by clicking here or visit the official Scotland Secret Bunker website.

    For your chance to win, answer the question below before midnight on 30th June 2014.

    The pass is for two adults and two children, to be used before 31st October 2014. Eligible winners must have a UK postal address. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or other alternatives. Winners will be notified by email after June 30th 2014.

  • Now you can add urban exploration venues

    Posted by Higgypop Admin on Thu 20 Mar 2014 at 01:09

    Now you can add urban exploration venues

    For years I've always been a little protective of what venues are listed on Nettleden. I've tried to avoid misinformation and tried to keep the list of locations clean.

    However, for about five years now you've been able to upload photo and that has drawn in more and more new visitors to the site as well as members.

    So now, for the first time ever you can add a venue!

    To maintain the quality of locations listed each submission will need to be approved before it goes live. The main reason for this is that I can't rely on people who create venues not copying and pasting text from other websites.

    If you're adding a venue then you should be sharing your research, not adding someone else's without their permission.

    I hope to see many of you using this feature and look forward to seeing even more of your photos as the website continues to grow.

  • New Unfound Bunker In King Langley, Hertfordshire

    Posted by Dvisystems1 on Fri 25 Oct 2013 at 00:15

    Hi everyone, I have been trying to find a large circular bunker that my mother when down about 35 years ago as part of the ROC. She never new where it was due to being picked up from king langley Hertfordshire and driven in the back of van with no windows to the location. With in 5 mins of king langley.
    I have found small roc bunker in a farmers field but this is very small. Any ideas????

    Can any one help with its possible location. 1 source has implied that it was neat lost when they built the new a41 bypass going through king langley.

  • Footprints & Photographs

    Posted by Higgypop Admin on Mon 23 Sep 2013 at 12:24

    I know it's a little old but this video really sums up urban exploration for me. It's put together well, looks great but also has lots of info packed in to it.

    It's an off-kilter look into the practice of infiltrating abandoned places, buildings and spaces.

    A world of dodging security, alarms and rotten floors. Where guerrilla historians risk asbestos, junkies and arrest to learn more about our forgotten past, with music by the magnificent Jamie Edwards.

  • Welcome to the brand new Nettleden!

    Posted by Higgypop Admin on Sun 22 Sep 2013 at 00:54

    We've made a few changes, we hope you like them.

    As well as a swanky new look, we've also introduced a timeline. If you've been a member for a while, you can now look back through all your activity on your profile page.

    If you're new to the website, mark some urban exploration venues as 'explored', add some exploration buddies and enjoy!

    As things have changed a little, we've put together a guided tour of some of the new features to help you find your way around...

  • Account settings and notifications

    Posted by Higgypop Admin on Wed 06 May 2009 at 01:47

    More news, a few more little tweeks and improvements.

    The main one being commenting. You'll now notice that page comments look a lot better than they did before. If you are logged in to the site you can now comment on venues, articles, trip reports and explorer profiles. Commenting works exactly the same way for non-registered users, however if you're not signed in you won't be able to comment on trip reports or explorer profiles. You'll also find now that if you comment on a page (with the exception of explorer profiles) and another user comments on the page, you will get an email alert. This means you'll always know when people are talking about the venues that interested you. We intended to have this feature at launch and you may have noticed that the option to turn this feature on and off already exists on your settings page. Have a look to remind yourself which emails you will receive, there's a link to your settings from the home page. We've also added a few new security features and fixed a few bugs... but that's all a bit boring.

  • Tweeks and Tweets

    Posted by Higgypop Admin on Tue 28 Apr 2009 at 18:00

    As you know, Nettleden underwent a big revamp in December, thanks to all those of you who have signed up to the new website.

    Since the revamp we've been watching and working on version 2 of the site. As users grow and interact more, the odd few bugs pop up. A couple of these were fixed yesterday:- - Trip reports now show on venue pages (if you are logged in). - The notification page has been fixed, a few little problems with that. We've also opened up a few more site features to non-registered users, we hope that this change will make it more obvious to passing visitors what the site does and encourage new sign ups. Also, to get us out there on to the web and in people's faces a little more, we now have a Twitter feed which is automatically update with website and urbex news and users comments. Follow on Twitter - Version 2 of the website will offer photo galleries, events. It's a little wider to fit bigger monitors better and is a lot more spontaneous and means much less clicking around. It's a big task but fingers crossed the launch shouldn't be too far away.

  • Monks Park fire audio

    Posted by Higgypop Admin on Fri 13 Feb 2009 at 02:05

    As you may well have heard, yesterday a fire broke out in Monks Park Quarry in Wiltshire.

    Full story here.

    I was asked to speak to a couple of local radio stations who covered the story, I've added the audio to the media page.

  • Nettleden has changed

    Posted by Higgypop Admin on Thu 18 Dec 2008 at 02:00

    Hello and welcome to a brand new incarnation of! celebrates it's sixth birthday this year, so after six successful years in which has gone from strength to strength, I thought it was about time the site got a bit more modern. The new site offers everything it did before, that is, loads of information on bunkers, bases, tunnels and quarries in the South-West of England. In addition to that, you can now interact with our database of exploration venues. You can blog your trips, you can tag the venues you have explored, comment and find other explorers in your local area. As this basically means, I am handing the site over to you, the site should grow and grow and very soon we'll be able to add to the list of venues and go far beyond the South-West of England. To take advantage of all that the new site has to offer you need to sign up. Of course registration is free and open to anyone. Once signed up you'll get your own profile page and you will be able to start interacting. Oh and don't worry, it's all secure and no one from outside the site will know where you've been exploring. As the venues we list on the site are usually of some historic interest, we prefer not to give detailed list of directions on how to get there, please bare this in mind when you comment. Instead we offer a VIP membership service which allows you access to this information. If you are a serious Urban Explore who has been to various locations as a member of other websites, groups or organisations then it is free to upgrade your account. Alternatively, make some friends, get yourself know, prove you are worthy and you may soon find that one of your VIP friends has promoted you. Well, I hope you like the new, I've put a lot of thought, research and time in to making it. I'd like to thank Jamescl for his help with the project, his given feedback throughout the whole process. The site has been about four months in development so far and at this stage it is really a beta site, I got a little impatient and pressure was growing to launch the site so here it is. But there are still two key features which aren't live on the site yet. Within the next few months you will be able to upload, share and tag your friends and venues in photos and videos as well as organise and promote urban exploration events. For now, I hope you enjoy the site and find your way around OK. I'm sure you'll hear from me soon as more features come online. I look forward to receiving your feedback through the contact page. Thanks for visiting, Steve AKA Higgypop (go on, add me as a friend!)

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