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Basing Common added to Historic Buildings in South East by Christopher on 03/03/2021

Old Basing Common is a wide open area next to the remains of Basing House.

It once rivaled Hampton Court Palace in its size ( more rooms ) and opulence. Today only parts of the basement or lower ground floor, plus the foundations and earthworks, remain.

Other than a few low trees along old boundaries, the area us wide and open. The Basing House remains are slightly to the North of the pin pointed location.

Care should be taken as there are pylons running to the south of the Common alongside the main road.

There are many footpaths running across the area so expect people to be about and in summer there are loose horses on the fields that can get a little nosy.

Access is easy, you can park along the roads by the Common in Old Basing to the East or in the Basing Limepits Carpark ( just off the A33 on Redbridge Lane ) just to the West.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.26602, -1.052252 • what3words: ///sheet.opera.slate

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 01/01/2021. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Gunners Park Garrison & Range (By OldSoulBoy)

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M4 Junction 16 (By clinkadink)

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Land owner permission not required.

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Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.83471, -1.036829 • what3words: ///atomic.healers.policy

Magic Roundabout, Swindon (By clinkadink)

I parked in Swindon Football Stadium's car park, about 50m north of the roundabout.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Roundabout_(Swindon)

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.56284, -1.771464 • what3words: ///fairly.tasty.mixed

Kinghorn Harbour (By Todddji)

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https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/kinghorn-harbour-p315651

Land owner permission not required.

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Rumbling Bridge (By Todddji)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumbling_Bridge

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 56.17784, -3.58569 • what3words: ///carpeted.womanly.duet

Balvaird Castle (By Todddji)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balvaird_Castle

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