Walking The Most Dangerous Path In Britain

30 nóv 2020
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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 twitter.com/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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  • 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.

    Tom ScottTom Scott2 mánuðum síðan
    • You’ve obviously never been to the Romney Marsh!

      Nathan and HollyNathan and HollyDegi Síðan síðan
    • As you get arrested, you're probably yelling about how you're a sovereign citizen and so the law doesn't apply to you.

      Xavier CXavier C7 dögum síðan
    • Come on Tom! Grow that goatee!

      sam harrisonsam harrison11 dögum síðan
    • @Aquatic Sans No kidding

      AjarTadpole7202AjarTadpole720214 dögum síðan
    • That would be rather interesting 🧐

      Stig MartinStig Martin15 dögum síðan
  • A qualified mountain leader. Why do people get these qualifications? Let me guess. In Scotland, where their are no jobs, so the Government has to make them up. & print the paper to feed them.

    chris77777777ifychris77777777ify3 klukkustundum síðan
  • wow its remarkably safe compared to the most dangerous paths in many nations

    ve5vvve5vv3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Two Toms and a camera walk down a path.

    aryan bhaskararyan bhaskar10 klukkustundum síðan
  • 0:05 ~ Any pots of gold at the base of that thing?

    Paul MckenziePaul Mckenzie10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Someone should take a Sherp ATV there ahahah

    REVOLUTIONS51REVOLUTIONS5112 klukkustundum síðan
  • Someone should take a sherp out there I'm interested how this would go

    Dr. KrugerDr. KrugerDegi Síðan síðan
  • Been there it’s a shithole like the rest of UK ranges 😂😂😂

    Lionel Rich TeaLionel Rich TeaDegi Síðan síðan
  • Thank god you a had a mountain leader with you

    bumboclatbumboclatDegi Síðan síðan
  • Fascinating

    diligaf1000diligaf1000Degi Síðan síðan
  • I'd wonder if I was walking over any buried bodies

    BoosaftBoosaftDegi Síðan síðan
  • Video in less then 3 sentences? Don't want to watch

    Berry McCockinnerBerry McCockinnerDegi Síðan síðan
  • The fact the locals don’t want people around makes me want to go there and knock and every single door

    Thomas LThomas L2 dögum síðan
  • I live about 20 minutes from here

    King VegesaurusKing Vegesaurus2 dögum síðan
  • You'd get picked up my MoDplod, not soldiers. Most firing ranges are civilian sites I think, except for the ones they use for training.

    Shaun MorrisonShaun Morrison2 dögum síðan
  • The guide sounds like Bear Grilles

    George AustersGeorge Austers2 dögum síðan
  • Last time I was there I met a group of Russian Soldiers having a picnic.

    Barton SeagraveBarton Seagrave2 dögum síðan
  • When I feel down and alone, Tom Scott gives me warmth and happiness

    watsupcazwatsupcaz2 dögum síðan
  • We've got the same sort of thing over our side of the thames with 2 or 3 forts along the MOD coastline. From higham to grain. And used to be used mostly for grenade testing. And there's MOD land in chattenden which is great derelict land to wander round

    MaNNeRz LagunaMaNNeRz Laguna3 dögum síðan
  • Next video: "I am here in the leader hall in North Korea."

    The British PlayerThe British Player3 dögum síðan
  • To answer the elephant in the room yes you can ride on a hovercraft across the path.

    danny whitedanny white3 dögum síðan
  • The British and their public footpaths

    SchievelSchievel3 dögum síðan
  • Bro.... I grew up just round the corner from there....... If you are a total idiot that has no idea about the tides its dangerous as fk! If you are a Local shall we say... its the same as walking the streets of london, and i have lived there to... far far more dangerous place! You don't even need to walk anywhere to get into life threatening danger!

    Blame USABlame USA3 dögum síðan

    Blame USABlame USA3 dögum síðan
  • I cant tell if this guy is in is 20’s or if he’s 50

    BruhBruh3 dögum síðan
  • Next video; swept to skandinavia... Hi guys im here with Ragnor Lothbrok drinking ale from curved horns... how the gods welcomed me

    James GiltinaneJames Giltinane4 dögum síðan
  • The broomway is a byway so all types of access are allowed I plan on riding it one day.

    nayr h19nayr h194 dögum síðan
  • Definitely the road less travelled huh? ✌😎

    FilbyFilby4 dögum síðan
  • I'm 100% certified to walk on paths if I wasn't I wouldn't be walking on paths. So English

    Owen CoxOwen Cox4 dögum síðan
  • Never walked down my street at night then.

    Cdo NelsonCdo Nelson4 dögum síðan
    • Comrade

      Isaac HarktonIsaac Harkton4 dögum síðan
  • day 7, I'm currently in hong kong.

    Barlie ChirdBarlie Chird5 dögum síðan
  • British military: “can’t use this bridge it’s ours” Also British military: “however we do have this firing range”

    Triple259772Triple2597725 dögum síðan
  • How long is the walk and how long does it take assuming you do it right. ?

    Phil MPhil M6 dögum síðan
  • I know where I'm taking my motorbike next

    Lewis MacdonaldLewis Macdonald6 dögum síðan
  • Have you seen in old graveyards a skull and crossbones engraved in the stone? Do you know why?

    John AdamsJohn Adams7 dögum síðan
  • My pal crashed his sailing boat into foulness in the fog,pissed as a fart a few years back,The authorities were none too impressed with him.Also In my younger days I did a bit of walking and hiking,I remember once walking across Salisbury plain and noticing that all the signs warning you of the possible danger of ammo hurtling around had been shot and blown to bits😀.

    areyouundoingthat orwhat?areyouundoingthat orwhat?7 dögum síðan
  • I spent 7 years working on Foulness, it was a rare day that the wind wasn't blowing like that.

    David RodgersDavid Rodgers7 dögum síðan
  • NZers climbing mountains.... Australians beating deserts..... South Africans hunting elephants and lions. The poms walk across a mud flat

    Matty AllenMatty Allen7 dögum síðan
    • Poms do all of those mentioned, plus trekking mud flats. Australians don’t beat deserts much regardless, too busy ragging abos

      Isaac HarktonIsaac Harkton4 dögum síðan
  • This is great. Worked as a graduate oceanographer on Foulness and abandoned a research quad more than once in the sands. Had to tie a buoy to it, run for dry land and retrieve the motor at high tide with a boat.

    Wafty ChisellersWafty Chisellers7 dögum síðan
  • We need this back on our TV & would make more people pay 4 there tv license!!!🤣🤣🤣

    YTS Darts playerYTS Darts player9 dögum síðan
  • “Do not approach or touch any object or debris it may explode and kill you” Rather straight to the point isn’t it?

    Finn O' ConnorFinn O' Connor9 dögum síðan
  • Next time "I'm here in the Mariana trench about to fist fight a giant squid"

    David DorricottDavid Dorricott9 dögum síðan
  • Looks no more dangerous than walking down a high street of any number of non-native populated towns in England.

    WurlstaurWurlstaur9 dögum síðan
  • I can legally travel to Afghanistan. But I won't.

    Madura JMadura J9 dögum síðan
  • Did I just find a new favorite Channel

    Daddy DidntDaddy Didnt9 dögum síðan
  • Ah quicksand.. I knew we would meet eventually

    Кристиан фьордКристиан фьорд9 dögum síðan
  • "I'm a qualified mountain leader" You sure mate? You're on a fecking beach

    Fandango BrandangoFandango Brandango10 dögum síðan
  • Naya Rivera

    alan ossoalan osso10 dögum síðan
  • Where did you walk. Tottenham

    Lacey mai KimseyLacey mai Kimsey10 dögum síðan
  • Sealand next?

    theoneantontheoneanton11 dögum síðan
  • So .... some more "Fields We Hate" and bomb/blow-up "Because" ...

    Les H MahagowLes H Mahagow11 dögum síðan
  • Hold on, how did you get permission to travel that far during a lockdown?

    robert kennionrobert kennion11 dögum síðan
  • “I’m here in the Mariana Trench”

    Darren TupmanDarren Tupman11 dögum síðan
  • Downing Street

    Malichi PresleyMalichi Presley11 dögum síðan
  • Brooms were swept away 🤣

    jake rubinojake rubino11 dögum síðan
  • 2,222 comment

    tarli studiostarli studios11 dögum síðan
  • Say England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland , not Britain, that doesn't exist anymore

    Xi JinpingXi Jinping11 dögum síðan
  • You would need an Argo to take that path

    LsliceLslice11 dögum síðan
  • I was very lucky to do the charity bike ride, so rode over the bridge and did about 3 circuits of the island. I recommend it. Craaaaazy head winds though.

    KG HeathKG Heath12 dögum síðan
  • Bet they bummed

    Mark SlatorMark Slator12 dögum síðan
  • That'll do a great Grand Tour episode

    Gabriel Albelda OchoaGabriel Albelda Ochoa12 dögum síðan
  • Fascinating!

    Don HughesDon Hughes13 dögum síðan
  • I still think any path in Moss Side is a strong contender.

    Voltaic FireVoltaic Fire14 dögum síðan
  • Thanks Tom.

    Colin HarrisonColin Harrison14 dögum síðan
  • I just want to say, aside from the really informative and cool video, amazing equipment setup that has brilliant wind cancelling!

    AirsoftAfterHoursAirsoftAfterHours14 dögum síðan
  • Wear a target next time,more sportsman like?

    Michael StevensMichael Stevens14 dögum síðan
  • That place reminds me of death stranding. Sorta like the beaches

    HUSKIHUSKI15 dögum síðan
  • ok i get it, your a bloody an amazing guy who can walk safely over sand, gees stfu already, and btw TRUMP I LOVE YOU, TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP FOUR MORE YEARS

    TimeKillerTimeKiller16 dögum síðan
  • You're welcome Tom

    Tom BennettTom Bennett17 dögum síðan
  • 10 Things you cannot talk about on british new channels : 1) colonisation 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10) slavery What you can talk about : "BUT BUT BUT WE GIVE YOU TRAINS>>>>"

    ShubhamShubham17 dögum síðan
  • could you drive it with a specialized 4X4? (and is it legal?)

    Aa GgAa Gg17 dögum síðan
  • Doesn't look like East London to me...

    Dun HildaDun Hilda19 dögum síðan
    • It's next to southend on sea

      AZROFAZROF2 dögum síðan
  • My mum sent me a video of yours and now im obsessed with your vids

    • bedhead potato •• bedhead potato •21 degi síðan síðan
  • Can confirm I tried to go there once and was turned away

    stevolution666stevolution66621 degi síðan síðan
  • don't worry Tom, they won't arrest you. They'll just make you take the road back... without the guide :)

    Warp GateWarp Gate21 degi síðan síðan
  • The idiotic xylophone revealingly trip because flame aesthetically paint beside a old-fashioned missile. unknown, ten age

    Kohu KekaKohu Keka22 dögum síðan
  • Those brooms were swept away, you say? 😁

    The Once and Future NerdThe Once and Future Nerd22 dögum síðan
  • The name sounds like a section of Hollownest.

    YayapLivesYayapLives23 dögum síðan
  • Awesome!

    Tech ,gaming and educationTech ,gaming and education23 dögum síðan
  • Definitely a hand held GPS and 25,000 magnification OS map (or nautical chart) scenario.

    Simon MooreSimon Moore23 dögum síðan
  • Welcome to another episode of something you never thought you wanted to know but you find so interesting...

    Thomas RobinsonThomas Robinson24 dögum síðan
  • Drive the broomway? Why hasn't top gear done this?

    ElsoElso24 dögum síðan
  • Wait... did you make it back? :O

    Colin ReynoldsColin Reynolds25 dögum síðan
  • This is the IT security guy from Computerphile right?

    Codga2001Codga200125 dögum síðan
  • There are still water broom ways elsewhere in the UK that are still marked daily.

    Michael GreenMichael Green25 dögum síðan
  • And this is about half as dangerous as Florida, that’s bloody insane

    I forgot My NameI forgot My Name25 dögum síðan
  • I wanna go there!!!

    斎藤一斎藤一26 dögum síðan
  • 'I am here, legally. And that's because I came in a hovercraft pub.'

    Felicia BarkerFelicia Barker26 dögum síðan
  • its weird that the MOD can just claim an island and then tell the population of said island they can stay but they cant use the bridges they built to get in and out

    Ellie BlaberEllie Blaber27 dögum síðan
  • Nobody talking about the fact that the guide is named Tom as well

    OwenOwen28 dögum síðan
  • That's great I would love to visit.

    Jibicus MaximusJibicus Maximus29 dögum síðan
  • Most dangerous path? Southern wimps! At least you can swim out of danger, if you can swim - and if you can't you shouldn't be risking it. Get up to the Peak District and we'll show you dangerous paths, where if you slip off the least of your problems will be a broken back.

    Jon BJon B29 dögum síðan
  • I'm taking an amphibious car to the island

    Ryan ReffertRyan ReffertMánuði síðan
  • How tf would you know its a broom?

    Kotaro ChanKotaro ChanMánuði síðan
  • The guide sounds similar to Bear Grylls

    CameronnnCameronnnMánuði síðan
  • During the late 80’s I worked for the MoD on Foulness,; the bridge was built after they lost a couple of tanks on the ‘Brromway’, it was deemed cheaper to spend a couple of million pounds on fixed crossing than lose more main battle tanks to the tide!

    Æthelwulf EoforlicÆthelwulf EoforlicMánuði síðan
  • Lemme ask which mountains he's leading in Britian.

    ActinanActinanMánuði síðan
  • The beach so dangerous you need a mountain leader to cross

    flaetsbnortflaetsbnortMánuði síðan
  • Tom, it isnt very nice of you to shoot a child and dump his body in to the sea just to show how dangerous it is.

    Carol StottCarol StottMánuði síðan
  • Shoutout to Michelle and Graham video editing and audio mixing this vid! It hid the edits to Tom #2's talking so it flowed almost as seemless and natural as Tom #1! (Having hidden edits this way myself) it was textbook 😃

    OSW Review HDOSW Review HDMánuði síðan
    • I have no idea what you are talking about.

      LewisLewis10 dögum síðan