Tales of the Urban Explorer: Burnt Farm

Burnt Farm should not be named so; this was supposed to be a miraculous find, a time-capsule off the radar filled with memories, nostalgia, 17th-century firearms, and gold medallions.

Once again thanks to @anidiotexplores who managed to prize this one out of someone at possibly great expense?

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...'just look at that sight. We could not wait to explore all the nooks and crannies'...

Farms generally include a free walk as part of the deal and this was no exception to the rule. It was not a bad day though the clouds were looming, the worst part having to tolerate my comrade’s terrible singing.

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I do love the UK’s public footpaths. We could have been having a casual stroll and Farmer ‘Interfering’ Giles can’t do fuck all about it.

In other words, it raises no suspicions… that is until we neared the target.

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Time-capsule my arse! My images of a fantastic find were collapsed and firmly put into perspective.

Another bloody derp and this one looked like some cardboard house that had sections removed from it.

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’the problem with these kinds of gates is that although they look quite easy to climb there are sticky metal things on the top that cut open your clothes and skin. I do speak from experience’…

We looked for a different approach and after almost sinking into a sly sneaky swamp that may have contained man-eating crocodiles... the outer perimeter was breached.

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The farmhouse, was it once a farmhouse? was scorched so bad that only part of the four walls remained. Was it bright yellow to begin with?

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Old farmhouses are generally old and yet this looked anything but that.

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As usual for rural locations, no information could be gleaned as to the fate it encountered in the past.

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Moving from the house to the outhouses had yet another layer of protection in the form of a large fence, sporting a massive hole. Thank you very much you considerate vandals, we will take full advantage of the situation.

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The cars looked like the ones I saw at Preston Motor Village last year, that is seriously scorched. There must have been some large major fire here.

The surrounding buildings had fared a little better and there was a little to see at least.

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Even some of the barns had been burned, though there was little to burn. It was one of those 'Reservoir Dogs' locations again but missing the chair.

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The van had suffered but the combine harvester only partially. I have never seen one of these so close up and was curious.

After trying to jump into the cockpit I discovered there wasn’t actually one left. That half of the harvester had been burned.

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The seat is up there..., that uncomfortable metal thing. Maybe it was covered in cloth once but it does look a bad location to place your arse while feeding grain to the fields.

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In yet another barn we found a hopper. If I was a farmer I could explain what one of these is, but unfortunately, this is not so.

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Keeping well away from this heavyweight thing that might crush me, I photographed it gently.

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This metal contraption somehow reminded me of a pig. Is it just me and my imagination?

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The buildings around the doomed farmhouse looked typically old and what I would expect. Was the original building re-built?

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I’m sure this farm machinery that survived the blaze has some value. I was a little edgy in here remembering the gate and how new it looked.

Farmers don't take kindly to trespass and I didn't want a 12-bore pointing at my arse with a screaming 'Giles' squinting down the sights in concentration.

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We did notice a few people passing by but I suspect they were just walkers. You do learn to duck often regardless.

Burnt Farm was a little different but quite bare. I was hoping for more in the out-buildings. Now for that one-mile walk back to the car.

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The man in the skirting board tells me to burn things.
!LUV

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Arson is a major problem in the UK, if you go off my posts!

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The man in the skirting board makes a lot of requests. Sometimes I wonder how I keep up. I'm having to buy matches in bulk!


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Not a total loss then. If arsonists caused this then I'm not surprised 'Giles' is jumpy. Being a farmer can be a tough life and ignorant townies can add to the hassle. This farmer must be long gone. The machinery is interesting even if the 'well' is a bit pants.

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Someone has a vested interest in keeping people out, its probably the machinery that no doubt has value. You do get a feeling about some places, and while it was empty we could have been unlucky and met the gatekeeper.

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Although you won't do any harm, others will and so you can't blame them for protecting the property. Not seen any farmers on Hive, but I bet they all have some horror stories.

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I love them brooding clouds in the shots!!

That machinery toward the end di look quite spanky new. Good job Farmer Giles wasn't lurking with his black rod of death.

And man, its like morning. You gone loco with the posting times :op

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Ah.. the renting thing was pissing me off. I think I have found an answer to it.., need to try it now this post is out of the way!

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Ooo. If you have non-pissing off rentals hints let me know!

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The photography is not bad though, no matter at what cause is a great one

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I'm the trouble starter, punkin' instigator
I'm the fear addicted, a danger illustrated

RIP Keith, suicide is painless

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The metal contraption looks like a fish, to me :) I loved those two cars. Probably the colours of which were orange and red.

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This farm has a loads of equipment, so sad that large area of the farm was burnt.

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Just look at that rust! Thanks for the post :)

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Loving the burnt machinery here especially

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Such a poetic beginning and I've been laughing through till the end as always... :D I guess I lack imagination, that metal pig looks like a mini-rocket or toothpaste tube to me, haha.

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😀 I can't be serious about anything these days, its a blast doing these and it spills over into my writing!

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That can be seen from your profile pic which reminds me of a painting. Fantastic. Serious people make me sick.😆

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Was a grand farm complex in it's better days. Liked the bird cage..

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Yeah, I hope no birds perished in the flames. I saw no feathers.

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the nature around the place seems very refreshing unfortunately the place is in ruins

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@slobberchops The photos of the exteriors are beautiful, even those of the rusted cars, despite the deterioration I manage to appreciate a certain beauty.

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It was a disappointed overall, I was not expecting a burnt out place.

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I suspect that was a really great place before the fire! Are any of the outbuildings remotely livable?

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No, just barns, probably once used to house the livestock.

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Sorry to see lots of properties get burnt but the properties are pretty much tho

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This was the best part of this post for me lol "It was one of those 'Reservoir Dogs' locations again but missing the chair."

The house looks like it could actually be renovated, but I guess that's not happening.

The pictures from the outbuildings are super, I really love the industrial look & feel of them. I think they could make some fantastic monochrome images too.

I don't know how you find these weird locations, but whenever I come across them in my feed I enjoy them. Shot for sharing.

Cheers

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I don't know how you find these weird locations

LOL, is being part of an underground movement. Hard to get into these days!

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Every time I look at your posts, I think how much it all costs... land, buildings, things inside.
Of course, in this state, the value of all this junk tends to zero. Nevertheless, today I managed to get closer to solving the price of combines.

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I would have climbed up if it wasn't so burned.

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I think you could have won a bonus and broken something for yourself. But this is not as scary as trying to wash soot from fashionable clothes.

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You are lucky there was no dog in there. Farmers are notorious for leaving a little bit of protection around when they can't be there. Better than a junkyard dog.

That fencing looks so innocent, not like constantine... it hides the fact that it'll rip you a new one, just for the joy. Do you know what the purpose of the tire was? Just hanging out in the barn.

It is perplexing, trying to age this property. I thought it was an old barn, but, has too many new pieces incorporated in it, unless someone refurbished it. Was it torched before or after it was abandoned. Or abandoned because it was burned. That is some pretty expensive-looking equipment. (was)

A pig. Definitely. Until I just read a fish. Maybe a big-mouthed bass.

That shot walking up the dirt road, fenced and the yellow (Yarrow?) on the left... absolutely gorgeous.

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No history on this one as is usually the case with old farmhouses. I wasn't expecting a burned out wreck, was a little gutted when we arrived.

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The view was a little bit redeeming, however small, it was better than a 100% loss.

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