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Trow Water Tower added to Historic Buildings in South East by mikeplow on 07/02/2021

The water tower is a Grade II listed building. Built in 1909 by Major Philip Hunloke to serve the Bucknell Manor estate and the village of Bucknell. It was used until the 1950s when mains water was installed. The tower, often referred to as Trow Pool water tower, is very prominent on the M40 between junctions 9 and 10 at SP 54860 24800.

Public car park just off the main road approaching the tower. Take care not to block the farmer's gate. There is also a lake if you walk on from the tower. Please note beyond the lake is Ardley Quarry Woods. Flying is possible there but it's a cautionary zone so be aware of your surroundings. The Tower is also close to the M40 so take care not to overfly.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.91909, -1.203917 • what3words: ///sprouted.nets.shuttling

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 20/05/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Ingleton Village (By Itsupyoursleeve)

Ingleton is the home of the popular Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. However there is far more in Ingleton and meets the eye including a bicycle pump track, heated outdoor swimming pool, fair play area, i’m award-winning Bakery and not to forget the 6 pubs, 2 social clubs and wine bar. Oh yes and did I mention we also have a pizza restaurant/takeaway, Tapas bar, fish and chip shop, deli/sandwich shop and a curry house.

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Co-ordinates: 54.15368, -2.468373 • what3words: ///went.cycled.shudders

Batty Moss/Ribblehead Viaduct (By Itsupyoursleeve)

So lucky to be able to travel 15 mins up the road t see this beauty!

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Co-ordinates: 54.20926, -2.368906 • what3words: ///diverting.refrained.mixed

12th Century Kendal Castle (By Itsupyoursleeve)

A steep climb up to the castle but once there amazing views to be had.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 54.32508, -2.736529 • what3words: ///drag.case.ship

High Dam Reservoir (By Drumsagard)

High Dam Reservoir is a small trout fishery just south of the conservation village of Eaglesham. Parking and TOAL can be done by the side of the Moor Road, B764.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 55.73175, -4.29764 • what3words: ///driver.decreased.wipes

Bolsover Castle (By Earwig)

I took off from the large field below the castle to the West, marked by the "cross" of public footpaths.
There is some on-street parking available on Station Road and Bolsover Hill.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.23129, -1.29761 • what3words: ///dazzling.noses.choppers

Skelton Lake (By Fatboy)

Skelton Lake park in Skelton Lake services there is a Public Bridleway free parking 3 hours

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.76683, -1.4719 • what3words: ///rent.ticket.shades

Larkhall Circuit (By Drumsagard)

Larkhall Circuit is the longest outdoor karting circuit in Scotland. British Championships are held here, as well as a club race once a month by West of Scotland Kart Club who are based at the track.

I obtained permission to fly at the track from the manager, Daniel, but was under strict instructions not to overfly the track during races. Also be aware that the circuit borders a railway line.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 55.75266, -3.979468 • what3words: ///saves.grain.moves

All Saints Church (By clinkadink)

The Church building is just outside Cotswold Airport FRZ, but grounds, and fields to the North of the church are inside the FRZ. Permission to fly needs to be obtained from Cotwold Airport ATC first.

The church originally dates back to the Saxon age, built at the start of the 11th century. It is only one of two churches in England to have the Seven Sacrements stain glass windows, and this example is unusually in near perfect condition.

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

https://www.cotswoldairport.com/contact

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Co-ordinates: 51.63578, -2.064289 • what3words: ///caveman.doors.stalemate

Castle Park, Bangor, Co. Down (By TheFatController)

Plenty of car parking available at various places around this park. It's home to Bangor Castle (Town Hall), North Down Museum and The Walled Garden. Entry is free and there are cafes and toilets. Worth visiting all year round but even better in Autumn for the colourful trees.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.65162, -5.668284 • what3words: ///grass.raft.towns

East Lancashire light railway (By TonyDM)

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.6998, -2.837901 • what3words: ///froze.sandbags.herbs


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