The Drop Redoubt South Entrance Access Road, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK

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John Latter on December 23, 2009

Drop Redoubt Road runs uphill from left to right and in the foreground is the short access road leading to the Commando Tunnel, the south entrance to the moats surrounding the Drop Redoubt fortress.

The Commando Tunnel is behind and to the right of where I'm standing.

The Drop Redoubt, owned by English Heritage, is part of an extensive Napoleonic and Victorian defence system embedded into the Western Heights above the town of Dover, England.

For more historical background, see the caption to the Drop Redoubt Bridge Entrance photo.

There are two other entrances to the moat surrounding the Drop Redoubt: see the Drop Redoubt and North Entrance Moat, Southwest Entrance Steps (above the North Military Road/Military Hill bypass) and the East Access Moat (above the 64 Steps) photos for more info.

The above winter/'christmas card' view (plus snow!) was taken on Saturday, 19th of December, 2009.

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John Latter on February 28, 2010

The road at the end of the track leads to the North Entrance which is connected by moats to the North Centre Bastion. There's now a Youtube video slideshow showing these snow-covered moats at:

The Moats of Dead Man`s Island in Winter, Western Heights, Dover, UK

The photos in the video were taken on Thursday, February 11th, 2010, when there was more snow about than shown in the above picture.

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  • Uploaded on December 23, 2009
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/12/19 14:57:27
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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