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Bicester Aerodrome, Oxfordshire added to Everything Else in South East by firstadekit on 27/07/2022

Bicester Aerodrome, formerly RAF Bicester, is an airfield on the outskirts of the English town of Bicester in Oxfordshire. Dating back to 1916, this military airfield is notable as the location of the first flight of the prototype Handley Page Halifax in 1939 and was later the home of No. 71 Maintenance Unit, RAF (Royal Air Force); the RAF finally left in 2004.

Today the airfield is a substantially unmodified pre-war RAF station with many listed buildings. The brick-built 1934 "Fort" type 1959/34 control tower survives, as do the two C-type and two A-type aircraft hangars.

In March 2013 Bicester Airfield was acquired from the MOD by Bicester Heritage Limited with the aim of developing the UK's first business park dedicated to historic motoring and aviation. Bicester Heritage aim to bring together the UK's cottage industry of specialists in order to promote not just the preservation but, specifically, the use of vintage aeroplanes and motor cars.

Park is Caversfield housing estate and walk to Caversfield Play Park.

Despite no longer in use by the MoD for MoD things, Caversfield park is maintained by the MoD on behalf of the US Air Force. There is a house for MoD Police. As such it's probably best to TOAL from the between the park and the main road. There's no official airspace restrictions here, but as many of the people living here are still military or ex, you may wish to be prepared should you be challenged.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.91865, -1.140776 • what3words: ///weds.charities.topic

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 27/07/2022. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Faversham Quay and Creek (By grandad1950)

Interesting place to visit with a few bars, shops and creek side walks. Houseboats, barges and sailing boats moored along the quay. Not a lot of parking but but town centre parking just 5 minutes away. It could get busy later in the day.

One word of warning, the seagulls were a real pain.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.32148, 0.898324 • what3words: ///decorator.inflamed.comb

Normanton Down (By gasbag43)

Close by a large collection of barrows, 1km south of Stonehenge, that is thought to be one of the most important Neolithic and Bronze Age barrow cemeteries in the country.

It consists of three long barrows, a mortuary enclosure and nearly forty round barrows.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 51.16788, -1.842399 • what3words: ///atoms.dentistry.sand

Portscatho Beach (By Andy401C)

Past the Rosevine, parking on the road (dead end to the beach)

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.18576, -4.969811 • what3words: ///crockery.terms.prettiest

Shakin' Brig Edzell (By outRAGEis)

Access is by Gassie Brae and takes you right down to the bridge which is closed off due to safety fears. Other than this, it's open all years round and the scenery from up above is staggeringly beautiful.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 56.81063, -2.653256 • what3words: ///rejected.archduke.headstone

Annesley Hall Gatehouse & Stables (By TheBinman)

Annesley Hall : Gatehouse & Stables
Gatehouse Range, Annesley Hall, Nottinghamshire, mid c19.
Grade ll listed.
Incorporating stables, dairy & coach-house.
Possibly by Anthony Salvin (1799-1881).

Annesley Hall was the home of the Annesley family, passing to the Chaworth family in the 16th century. It remained in the hands of the Chaworth-Musters family until 1972.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.06624, -1.248971 • what3words: ///shuts.handicaps.presumes

The Ailesbury Column Savernake Forest (By Kirky)

Ailesbury Column Savernake Forest Wiltshire,
Been trying to get this shot for ages after my third journey to this location I managed it, its a gorgeous place with stunning surroundings with lots & lots of history, parking can be a bit of a nightmare but is doable followed by a short walk for TOAL, some parts of the forest have signs saying private so be mindful of that, I adhered to the notices & stayed this side of the forest on a deep grass verge over looking the forest,
All in all just a lovely place & worth a visit & a stroll in the forest if that's your thing also this is where the big bellied oak tree is I shall attach links, was very quiet when I visited.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Ailesbury_Column,_Savernake_Forest_-_geograph.org.uk_-_153435.jpg

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Belly_Oak

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.38073, -1.668119 • what3words: ///pronouns.bleak.rail

The Church of the Holy Cross, Middlezoy (By BudgieUK)

The Church of the Holy Cross in Middlezoy, Somerset, England dates from the 13th century and has been designated as a grade I listed building. William of Bitton II was the rector by 20 April 1263. From the 13th to early 16th century, when it became a separate parish, Middlezoy was a chapelry of Sowy parish. The church was originally dedicated to St. Lawrence and later to St. Mary before adopting the current dedication in 1754.

You can park on the local roads, and TOAL is available from many areas around the church

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.0938, -2.894266 • what3words: ///dubbing.woodstove.mattress

Loch Bay, Stein, Skye (By AlbionDrones)

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 57.51508, -6.573463 • what3words: ///contemplate.childcare.mouse

Crichton Memorial Church (By AspieTravels)

Join me for Part 1 as I explore by DJI Drone, the beauty of Crichton Memorial Church, Dumfries, Scotland designed by renowned architect Sydney Mitchell. Built between 1890-97, this non-denominational church is a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts. This stunning building is the focal point of the 85-acre Crichton Estate.

I stayed at the adjacent Holiday Inn hotel and asked permission of the manager there if i could TOAL from the adjacent car park and that was no issue.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 55.05091, -3.59386 • what3words: ///bloomers.pretty.sprayed

George Stephenson's Brussleton Incline (By AspieTravels)

George Stephenson's Brussleton Incline on the historic Stockton and Darlington Railway, officially opened on September 27, 1825. It played a crucial role in the coal industry hauling coal waggons and their locomotives uphill using double stationary engines at Brussleton. It connected the former Shildon Colliery to the port town of Stockton-on-Tees via Darlington.

Parking: free

Note: do NOT park on the road adjacent as per the photo, as it goes further up to the former Engine Masters House and others. You can walk up and see the engine masters house.
There is also a Georgian Bridge but the overhead section above the road is no longer there.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 54.62484, -1.672406 • what3words: ///pursuing.thrillers.guarding


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