Revealed: What's inside the abandoned farmhouses at Blyth beach?
Next to the Ice Cream shop on Blyth's Mermaid car park stands a terrace of creepy, abandoned farmhouses.
The buildings are overgrown with weeds and vines and a notice outside warns against trespassing.
Rumour has it there are plans to demolish the farmhouses and redevelop the site into a pub, restaurant and convenience store.
But what lies inside the mysterious abandoned buildings?
In early January, Urban Explorers: "Geordie Urbex" took a trip around one of the houses to discover peeling wallpaper, holes in the walls and a staircase ready for collapse.
Who are Geordie Urbex?
According to their Youtube Channel, Geordie Urbex are Urban Explorers based in the North East who have also visited abandoned structures across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.
Their destinations include the infamous "Rex Hotel" in Whitley Bay, and the mysterious "Hatch To Nowhere" in Seaton Sluice.
What is Urban Exploring?
Urban Exploration - also known as "Urbexing" - is the exploration of manmade structures, usually abandoned ruines or hidden compartments of the manmade environment.
While the hobby may involve trespassing on private property, most Urbexers respect the buildings they explore and do not cause any damage.
Urbexers take photographs, videos and make notes on the state of the structures they explore, and often report back to internet forums and social media.
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