I call this location the Secret Hidden Bomb Dump for good reasons. Certainly, it was most definitely secret back in the day; hidden, because unless you know where to look you will most definitely not find it; and Bomb Dump because that’s what it was.
Nowadays it’s well overgrown and nature is taking over. It’s situated right in the middle of dense and beautiful ancient woodland. As I said in my Greenham introduction, the old airbase consisted not only of the main airfield, which is clearly delineated, but there were also several off-site areas and compounds. This is one of those.
The first hint that this is NOT just ancient woodland
An elderly road, now leading precisely nowhere
A hard-standing or parking area
A gate which opens to ... nothing really
An object set in the ground just off the old road
Another object in the ground
There was a handful of small building on the site, now knocked down, but left for us to gaze at, and wonder what they were
Here we see loading bays, for want of a better description
Difficult to see with the undergrowth, but all along these platforms were earth ridges, probably to contain any accidental explosions
You can see an iron ring, presumably to run ropes through when hauling bombs off trucks
One of the iron rings
Did I mention ancient woodland?
It doesn't get much nicer than this, as seen in the late afternoon sunshine