Saturday, 12 March 2016

Resistance Nest Hohe 212

The remains of RN Hohe 212 (Height 212ft) can be found to the east of Rue des Teurs Champs overlooking the Royal Bay of Grouville (map). Very well concealed, I can imagine most islanders would be completely unaware of the bunkers here.

Not far from the road, on the north side of the hedge is an overgrown mortar pit, what concrete is still visible isn't too hard to spot.

At the end of the hedge heading towards the distant houses, a circular one, just an edge visible.

Find a way down into the lower field (south of the hedge) and chances are you've probably picked the route right next to this shelter...

.. plenty of room in there. If you're willing to get down and dirty on all fours, you could probably get in there if you have younger more supple joints than mine!

Right in the corner of the lower field, another shelter...

.. with something blocking the way.

And if you go down in the woods today, and head north from the last shelter, you may eventually stumble across yet another shelter (not far north from the hut visible in the smaller field above).

There may be more to discover, but this was enough to keep me happy, a load of concrete I'd never seen before. There's another Resistance Nest Hohe 190 (just 22ft lower in altitude), a field or two away, but that can wait for another day. Yes, it's private land of course, but stay off the crops and there's no harm done.

These two RN's and Battery Brauchitsch (not far away between Les Monts and Le Cotil Vautier) gave good defensive cover overlooking this part of the bay.

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