Lodge Hill

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It was a privilege to take part in this two day expedition inside the Lodge Hill Camp organised by People Need Nature

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Reimagining lost and forgotten landscapes: vanishing military bases

IMG_9359.jpgOn the 16th & 17th June 2016 I joined a group organised by the charity ‘People Need Nature‘ to visit Lodge Hill, Kent.IMG_9348.jpgOur group was made up of Naturalists, Scientists, ecologists,  writers, poets, visual artists, musicians, and often a mixture of the above. These are all fairly meaningless titles through as what we really were was curious and keen to gain access to this endangered and abandoned ex-military base.IMG_9353.jpgAs Miles King, who arranged the visit explained “Access to Lodge Hill is restricted, partly because of its history as a place where the army trained bomb disposal experts (some of the ordnance is still there) and partly because it is still being used for training (the Police were training there on one day we visited). So we were fortunate to gain access; thanks to the Defense Infrastructure Organization for…

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