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Trentham Tower Sandon Park, Staffordshire. added to Historic Buildings in West Midlands by D0c.Col on 21/07/2022

Trentham Tower originally formed the top of the tower at Trentham Hall, which was designed by Sir Charles Barry C.1840. Trentham Hall was demolished in 1910 -1911 and the tower top was dismantled and reconstructed at Sandon around 1912. The tower was fully restored in 2016/17 to its present condition and is a listed Grade II building. It sits rather isolated in many acres of the Sandon Upper Park and is well worth a visit. Access to the Folly is from the A51 down School Lane (opposite the Dog and Doublet pub) and follow the signs to Church Lane and the All Saints Church. From the Church gate follow the road East a short distance until you see a cattle grid entrance to a Lane between farm buildings. Follow the lane until you see 5bar gate and a field path opposite a rather beautiful farm house. Take the path and as you pass a large copse on your left you will see at close to the highest point of Sandon Park this marvellous tower folly. The many times I've passed this folly on walks I've never seen a soul so a great place to fly.

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Co-ordinates: 52.86038, -2.057729 • what3words: ///risen.giggled.clearcut

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 17/07/2022. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Portishead Marina, Portishead, Bristol (By Barry7)

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Green Bridge, Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire (By Drumsagard)

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Co-ordinates: 55.74258, -3.991047 • what3words: ///supported.exist.placidly

Chichester Harbour (By Acedrone)

Good parking at :-
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It is pay and display
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Their are public toilets near Haines Boatyard. Their is a pub near by called The Ship Inn which you would have passed coming from the car park

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Co-ordinates: 50.80631, -0.864587 • what3words: ///rested.degrading.giant

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Abbey Mill Pub and Restaurant (By Barry7)

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photo taken with Mavric Air2

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Co-ordinates: 51.69859, -2.681676 • what3words: ///supporter.tracks.dressings

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