Saturday, 25 April 2015

Bunker Hunting - Resistance Nest Höhe 313

I bet this bunker is one that 99% of Jersey residents have never seen, tucked away as it is down a remote track in St.Martin...
From the lane "Rue de la Ville Bree" it's a 3 minute walk between the fields, with distant sea views to the right.....
 ... to a point halfway along the track "Rue Crespel" where there's T-junction. Turn right into Le Becquet (according to all good maps) and the character of the the track changes as it's a bit of a cutting below the level of the fields either side.Just as I was thinking that the track is fairly good and I might just risk driving the car down here one day, all of a sudden....


 .. there it is on the right - the familiar sight of a roadside entrance to one of those shelters made from an arched corrugated metal structure covered over from above.
Looking in. Other photos exist online if you want to see the view inside the shelter. Try tracesofwarjersey.com
If you get to the bend here - with a view over to the old La Tourelle - you've gone too far..... but you really can't miss it :)
I've no idea why this out of the way spot was chosen for a resistance nest, but at least they had good views from here.
On a bunker hunt you start to wonder about every bit of concrete you see.... is this too much just for a water tank? :)

BTW Höhe means height, so Hohe 313 is the name for this RN at 313ft above sea level because they couldn't think up a better name for it! Similarly there are RNs Hohe 212 and Hohe 190 on the ridge overlooking Grouville Bay near Queen's Valley, Hohe 175 overlooking Sandybrook, Hohe 266 tucked away up on the dunes (about 800ft east of the prehistoric stones "The Ossuary" and neaby menhirs) and Hohe 201 above La Carriere on the 5 Mile Beach. And near El Tico there's another RN at 43ft but this time they named it after the steps to the beach - RN Steps 43 it is!

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6 comments:

crapaudmatic said...

btw there are a couple of updates to my previous posting about Plemont

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'm one of the 99% who have never seen this one!
You got a mention on the Facebook group Unseen Jersey, they say there is another shelter up there.
Please keep the bunker stuff coming!

crapaudmatic said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment, always makes it worthwhile. Facebook, eh? The crapaud doesn't do facebook, no name to sign up with and a toad's face is too scary :)

I'll probably go back in the autumn after the weeds have died back a bit and have another look, thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again. Really interesting. Pete

crapaudmatic said...

Thank you Pete, I know it takes more effort to comment here than on other social media sites, so it's appreciated when someone cares!

Anonymous said...

My pleasure. As a lifelong visitor to Jersey with memories back to the 70s I take an interest in days gone by and off the beaten track photography. You do a brilliant job! Pete