Walking The Most Dangerous Path In Britain

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Tom Scott

4 місяці tagasi

The Broomway is surrounded on both sides by quicksand and deep, sucking mud. It has no markers and no guideposts. And if you mistime your walk, you won't outrun the tide. Oh, and it's in the middle of a Ministry of Defence firing range. But most of the time, if you want to visit Foulness Island, it's the only way.
Thanks to Tom Bennett: www.tombennettoutdoors.co.uk/
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin
Audio mix by Graham Haerther
Christy (1922): "A high road in the sea", The Windsor Magazine, volume 56, p556
MoD Shoeburyness Public Access Leaflet [PDF]: www.qinetiq.com/shoeburyness/-/media/3153cda9b4544222aaaa224ba88192a4.ashx

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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 5 місяців tagasi
Meanwhile, in an alternate universe, an irresponsible version of me with a goatee is making a spectacular video that involves trying to outrace the tide on a motorbike, then getting arrested by military police.
warpsyguy 3 päeva tagasi
Long live the empire.
Stuuu Games
Stuuu Games 14 päeva tagasi
What a shame.
Jun Ian
Jun Ian 16 päeva tagasi
Would like to see that
Datot 16 päeva tagasi
Lewis of Aranda
Lewis of Aranda 18 päeva tagasi
I actually wanna see that video too :)
losangeleslovesyou Päev tagasi
jhbuild 2 päeva tagasi
Other fun facts about the UK: you need to buy a license to watch tv and you are not allowed to carry a pocket knife. Pfffft
lyserk 2 päeva tagasi
no the. most dangerous is the park that even lucii blurres out
Doom Slayer
Doom Slayer 3 päeva tagasi
I like how the thumbnail isn't clickbait
tulsatrash 3 päeva tagasi
This is cool.
Drew Jones
Drew Jones 5 päeva tagasi
This is the land from the HBO show The Third Day!
Brandon Antonellis
Brandon Antonellis 11 päeva tagasi
scrubby Bard
scrubby Bard 12 päeva tagasi
Neglecting the brooms resulted in an increased cost for the tax payer today, thats good logic, especially in a country that is health and safety mad
Random Experience
Random Experience 13 päeva tagasi
We Americans walk this path on our way to school
Mashroor Hasan Bhuiyan
Mashroor Hasan Bhuiyan 14 päeva tagasi
My parents' path to school was more dangerous than this.
Wizkid490 15 päeva tagasi
"In theory, you could take anything that's road legal onto it." And all of the Jeep owners started planning their summer vacations to Foulness island.
IdlePit 16 päeva tagasi
So what would the military do if I were to purchase a tank and drive it over to the island? Since tanks are road legal in the UK it shouldn't be a problem right?
Parabalani 17 päeva tagasi
This is like one of those swamps near Mordor
Kylie Jones
Kylie Jones 18 päeva tagasi
It’s like the tides, quicksand, and poor visibility weren’t enough. They had to go and add explosives.
Gravity Skeptic
Gravity Skeptic 20 päeva tagasi
Video idea: North of the Netherlands, and off the northwestern coast of Germany there is a group of inhabited islands, called the Frisian Islands. Most of these islands you can walk to with a guide. I suggest walk to Schiermonnikoog, since it is a nice Island with an interesting WW2 history.
Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter 21 päev tagasi
Robin Tanner
Robin Tanner 23 päeva tagasi
2:10 No need to thank yourself, I doubt there's much there of interest anyway.
Alex 23 päeva tagasi
“The brooms were swept away”.... hehe
Andrew Kerr
Andrew Kerr 25 päeva tagasi
As a small child, around 5yrs old I was "helping" my Mum in the garden. There was a large green bush and I was trying to say "bush", but kept mispronouncing it as "brush". My Mum kept correcting me each time until eventually I got the pronunciation correct. I must have already known that "bush" was a generic word, because next I asked my Mum what the bush was called. My mum then had to explain that the bush, which wasn't a brush was in fact called broom!
Heidi Bird Music
Heidi Bird Music 25 päeva tagasi
wow, thanks for this info! Foulness has been on my weekend trip list as I thought I'd just drive there. Guess I'll take it off. One less item, and I didn't even have to go through the bother of visiting.
baz carter
baz carter 26 päeva tagasi
Weirder is talking to a ML when there's no mountains around!
Zack Jenkins
Zack Jenkins 26 päeva tagasi
We need a collaboration with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May and drive some stuff through
Coco 27 päeva tagasi
Tom: "I had a guide!" The guide: 🖕
Null 29 päeva tagasi
Tom: “Thanks Tom!” Tom: “No problem, Tom”
Daniel Veti
Daniel Veti Місяць tagasi
Looks like the most depressing path in our country.
Dormhauser4 Місяць tagasi
5 minutes of Tom Scott videos are longer than other 5 minutes.
Alwayslg Місяць tagasi
Of course he’s also called Tom.
Aldon Dekock
Aldon Dekock Місяць tagasi
The spiffy pentagon individually scrape because samurai principally cheat aside a curious shadow. wakeful, incompetent pilot
L&R II Місяць tagasi
*cycles along the path*
Collin Rosenberg
Collin Rosenberg Місяць tagasi
OkamioftheRinnegan Місяць tagasi
British military: Some of you may die, but it's a sacrifice I am willing to make
woozle Місяць tagasi
It sounds like where the Famous 5 went. That one time.
Saba Kobakhidze
Saba Kobakhidze Місяць tagasi
A hovercraft
Pepe Sylvia
Pepe Sylvia Місяць tagasi
I thot it were london's east end
trigtendo Місяць tagasi
i live in southend, very close to foulness, and once every few months (including today) you can hear the military testing shells and even though i’m 11 miles from it you can hear the pounding
Sambone Місяць tagasi
That guide looks like Samwise
R B Місяць tagasi
Thank you for you video!
Mauro Rossini
Mauro Rossini Місяць tagasi
Tom, you should go to Tornio in Finland, it a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. The city forms a cross-border twin city together with Haparanda on the Swedish side. There is a shopping centre which straddles the border and is in TWO time zones, as Finland is 1 hour forward of Sweden. You can zigzag down the center aisle changing timezone as you go from one side to the other!
kickster 0
kickster 0 Місяць tagasi
Wigget223 Місяць tagasi
Of course they made it there safely because together they are TomTom
Spino Rex
Spino Rex Місяць tagasi
Walking along the road causes a swarm of discord mods to ban you from existence.
ccc310 Місяць tagasi
I wonder how does that rising tide look like. How does it move faster than you can run?
GuyInARoom Місяць tagasi
It's actually any dark london alley
Tyler Dahms
Tyler Dahms Місяць tagasi
Sally sells bullet shells by the sea shore.
LOLMUZZY Місяць tagasi
The grand tour should drive across this
vlog life
vlog life Місяць tagasi
YeetThe Skeet
YeetThe Skeet Місяць tagasi
Best way to drive across that would be to buy a sherp
smelly paws
smelly paws Місяць tagasi
if you died while recording one of your videos, would you want the video to be finished and released to the public?
Daan Wolthuis
Daan Wolthuis Місяць tagasi
Tom will never run out of material for videos. Let's be honest this guy could talk us through replacing a used toilet roll and we would be hanging from his lips. Amazing talent to make subjects engaging and just very nice to listen too.
justaguylearningmusic Місяць tagasi
I feel like this is gonna be a popular tourist attraction because of this video
The Analyser
The Analyser Місяць tagasi
Does Tom not believe in social distancing?
steve1978ger Місяць tagasi
in the German Wadden Sea, brooms, bundles of sticks, or young birch trees, called "Pricken", are still used to mark some navigable channels
Heartworn Fox
Heartworn Fox Місяць tagasi
Fallout : New Vegas Nellis artillery run IRL
Dagda Місяць tagasi
Death Stranding, anyone?
Faire Play
Faire Play Місяць tagasi
This sounds like the beginning of a joke: Two Toms walk through the most dangerous path in Britain
Oswaldo Godoy
Oswaldo Godoy Місяць tagasi
now I'm thinking of that Russian swamp vehicle that uses these drill looking things to navigate in swamps
Mistah Fox
Mistah Fox Місяць tagasi
So this is how my parents walked to school...
Luke O
Luke O Місяць tagasi
When you forget to bring your Lens of Truth to the Haunted Wasteland
Luke Місяць tagasi
There are footpaths across Salisbury Plains firing ranges. Happy for you to walk them, not me.
THINK86200 Місяць tagasi
400th dislike ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
THINK86200 Місяць tagasi
@nekohako why not? I saw it was at 399 dislikes. So I was like “why not” XD
nekohako Місяць tagasi
Rishen Reni
Rishen Reni Місяць tagasi
The guide looks like a cross between David Coulthard and Mika Haikkanen
Tealri Місяць tagasi
Death stranding irl
Gacheru Mburu
Gacheru Mburu Місяць tagasi
Lennier of the Third Fane of Chudomo
Lennier of the Third Fane of Chudomo Місяць tagasi
Could you legally take your hovercraft bar on this path?
Jesta 1865
Jesta 1865 Місяць tagasi
how odd, never rode the broomway for obvious reasons, but i used to ride my mountain bike on foulness all the time. there are paths along the sea wall and then you can come down and go across country on the marked right of way. you come out near the old customs and excise sports grounds iirc.
Buda Guda
Buda Guda Місяць tagasi
0:53 was it just me that thought it was a drone shot
Rachel Erin
Rachel Erin Місяць tagasi
Whoa this is so cool!
I just shit my pants but
I just shit my pants but Місяць tagasi
My new business venture is foulness hovercraft ferries
Chazzahh Місяць tagasi
that guy sounds like bear grylls
Eddie W
Eddie W Місяць tagasi
Bear Grylls is Australian
nate levinson
nate levinson Місяць tagasi
The glistening glorious broker intuitively destroy because organ inversely flap during a quaint dinghy. jobless, daffy kilometer
A.n Idiot
A.n Idiot Місяць tagasi
4:11 I mean you could leave in a coffin
Silverlol Місяць tagasi
Next time Tom: I’m am on null island
Terrance Campin
Terrance Campin Місяць tagasi
Good vid! You deserve more subscribers. You should use smzeus . c o m, I used it on my main channel and it helped me rank my videos!
antsolja Місяць tagasi
id hovercraft it
Brad Місяць tagasi
Just up the road.
Cameron VanDeMeme
Cameron VanDeMeme Місяць tagasi
his mountainship Bennett should invest in a hoverpub, really bring the broomway trip into modern times.
KiyokaMakibi Місяць tagasi
An island where few people live, roads blocked by military, and a very dangerous path preventing outsiders from coming in? Sign me up!
Daegog The Wyrdmake
Daegog The Wyrdmake Місяць tagasi
I suspect the only reason to want to go to foulness island is because of the difficulty to get there compared to any actual compelling reason to go.
Graham Palmer
Graham Palmer Місяць tagasi
Next video: going for a paddle on Dogger Bank.
Laila Jade
Laila Jade Місяць tagasi
no seriously at 0:01 i had a dream i was there wtf ive never even seen this place in my life
anomie nous
anomie nous Місяць tagasi
4:13 When you already messed up silent assassain anyway and can't be bothered to sneak back out of the level.
Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname
Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname Місяць tagasi
How do trucks get in and out to deliver food (or anything else, for that matter) to stores? Does the military let them in through their bridge?
Mr. Hat
Mr. Hat Місяць tagasi
Galen Burnett
Galen Burnett 2 місяці tagasi
3:10 I wouldn’t be leading people if I wasn’t a qualified mountain guide, with... Gmaps on my phone...
Galen Burnett
Galen Burnett 2 місяці tagasi
Please, let me be your guide on the Broomway, I’ll not even charge you; it’s not safe to go alo- I DON’T KNOW YOU ANd I DON’T CARe TO KNOW YOU!
clark _jwj
clark _jwj 2 місяці tagasi
I live near this once a year they do a cycle charity ride round it it on the river crouch which i live on
D. Storey
D. Storey 2 місяці tagasi
"the brooms were swept away"
slitor 2 місяці tagasi
Next video: "I'm here, in the Mariana trench."
Priceposting 2 місяці tagasi
I live near a MOD Firing range called Eskmeals, it is situated near Sellafield in Cumbria England, they fire flares into the sky when people are walking down the beach which it is connected to, they also do not allow anyone to drive down the coastal road that leads to the entrance on firing days. It used to be a huge place of employment back in its day, sadly it is no longer like that.
Bruce1956 2 місяці tagasi
Take a walk in Flanders/Northern France and you'll come across loads of ordinance that wasn't cleared up.
Urma Isgay
Urma Isgay 2 місяці tagasi
i wondered why i recognised the name, then the map zoomed in to the location...not far from me.
P E Wheatley
P E Wheatley 2 місяці tagasi
Reminds me of the time I walked, swam and waded out to the Haile Sand Fort off Cleethorpes. In retrospect, fifty years later, not a very sensible thing to do.
The Browns
The Browns 2 місяці tagasi
Exit via the giftshop
Bobby Cratchet
Bobby Cratchet 2 місяці tagasi
It's all fun and games until someone isn't here to post a EEexs comment, lost to the sea.
Georgia Casleton
Georgia Casleton 2 місяці tagasi
My grandad used to work on this island, employed by the MOD, still live about 30 minutes away from it :)
John Anderson
John Anderson 2 місяці tagasi
You can't fly by helicopter??
recordmountainboy 2 місяці tagasi
Brooms: Haha I can sweep The tide: *Holds up Uno reverse card*
AKYukon 2 місяці tagasi
This is very cool. Similar to the deadly mud flats in Alaska.
motormickter 2 місяці tagasi
I live very local to foulness we constantly hear them testing weapons there and sometimes if they use explosives we can see mushroom clouds
Ghostly Mule
Ghostly Mule 2 місяці tagasi
British people have real guns? I thought it was just knives, ballistic knives, etc
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