A hatch in the middle of moorland leads down to a short entrance passage, which then drop down into a larger room.
The main room was a backup receiving area for the Chain Home radar station during the second world war, I am omitting the exact location on purpose as its filthy and flooded to the ceiling and you’ll only end up getting as wet as I did or worse.
The area around Runswick has a number of wartime defences, as the break in the surrounding cliffs would have made a potential invasion point.
The pillbox is now on the beach due to erosion around its base.
There are a number of anti-tank cubes in the immediate vicinity next to the sailing club, which was once the area of a minefield.
Its been a long time since I added any new features, but I thought an alphabetic list of all the posts on the site might be useful rather than having to navigate through all the posts chronologically or by category.
I’ve been unable to find much history of the quarry, other than it already existed on the first Ordnance Survey maps of the area in 1856.
There is lots of old grafitti carved into the rocks, I found this one from 1921, i’m sure there will be earlier if you search throughly.
I believe this is the control bunker for a Starfish decoy site from WW2, I suspect the area was a decoy for the nearby Marske aerodrome which was used during the war.
I’m sure it will be fully explained when the relevent volume of Defence of the UK by the North Yorkshire and Cleveland 20th Century Defence Study Group is published.
The pipe on the site is stamped with the name of the North Bitchburn Fireclay Company, which was apparently the brick making subsidiary of Pease & Partners who owned the nearby Upleatham ironstone mine.
UPDATE : As of August 2010 this site has been completely flattened and cleared by the farmer.
Middlesbroughs old football ground Ayresome Park was demolished in 1997 and a housing estate built on the site. A penalty spot is marked by a bronze football on a road called “The Midfield”
Its parts of a number of pieces called “Trophy Room” by Neville Gabie
A series of chainsaw carvings by Steve Iredale are being errected at various points in Errington Woods. Here are the first batch that I found on a recent visit, I shall return to find the rest later
Hedgehogs in the Car Park
Owl on the lower path
Heron at Peters Pond
Squirrel on the higher path
Theres another opportunity to explore the ironstone remains in Errington Woods with local expert Simon Chapman.