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WWII Observation Tower near Loch Head Wigtownshire added to Historic Buildings in Scotland by Onanist on 19/07/2022

Connected with the wartime practice bombing range on nearby Flow of Airriequhillart.
Single track road off the B7005 heading towards Loch Head, with overtaking places but limited parking. TAOL from field entrance opposite.

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Co-ordinates: 54.82767, -4.591291 • what3words: ///replaying.dozens.blocks

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 19/07/2022. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Butser Hill Petersfield Hampshire (By Donb1)

Parked annd took off and landed along side entry road as pay as you enter car park expensive,Hampshire County Council owned. May get busy in peak times.

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Co-ordinates: 50.97287, -0.989778 • what3words: ///removed.chaos.falls

Mill Meece Pumping Station (By D0c.Col)

Nestled amidst the tranquil landscape of Staffordshire, the Mill Meece Pumping Station serves as a poignant testament to the area's industrial legacy. Erected during the renowned Victorian era between 1883 and 1884, this grand edifice was dedicated to supplying clean water to Stoke-on-Trent's bustling pottery industry. Its monumental presence not only facilitated manufacturing processes but also catered to the emergent population's water needs.
It commenced operations in November, 1914, with the Ashton Frost engine, the pumping station boasted two boreholes and boilers. The Hathorn Davey engine, introduced in 1928, further enhanced its efficiency by tapping into new boreholes.
Both engines dutifully served until December 22, 1979, when modern electric pumps superseded them. Presently, the station continues to deliver an average of 2.2 million gallons daily to Severn Trent Water consumers, employing potent electric pumps within its original boreholes from 1914.
The Pumping Station is an architectural marvel, featuring a resplendent red brick façade adorned with intricate gothic-style windows and elaborate ironwork. Its towering 38.4-meter (126-foot) chimney once facilitated natural draft for the boilers, harnessing the upward flow of hot flue gases.
Within the Engine House, colossal steam engines, initially coal-powered, drove formidable pumps, drawing water from underground wells to supply the region, with a stable water source for industrial and domestic purposes.
Evolution and adaptation marked the journey of the Station, transitioning from steam to electric power while retaining its iconic Victorian structure. Today, under the stewardship of the Mill Meece Preservation Trust, extensive restoration endeavours ensure the continuation of it’s rich heritage.
The successful renovation of the middle boiler in 2021, and the revival of the Ashton Frost and Hathorn Davey engines rekindled the station's historic significance.
Beyond its mechanical marvels, the station has transformed into a mesmerizing museum, offering visitors a captivating journey through time. Exhibiting a curated collection of vintage pumping machinery, it chronicles the technological evolution from steam-driven engines to contemporary electric pumps.
Beyond its engineering marvels, the Mill Meece Pumping Station holds great cultural significance and it continues to serve as a reminder of the region’s industrial heritage and it’s pivotal role in shaping the social and economic landscape of Staffordshire.

Parking is at the road side along the lane and adjacent to the train track.

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Co-ordinates: 52.90202, -2.254236 • what3words: ///protester.clots.animal

Firle Beacon Sussex (By grandad1950)

At one of the high points of the South Downs National Park in Sussex you get great 360 degree views of the undulating countryside that typifies the South Downs. The South Downs Way long distance path passes through the car park. It can get very icy in winter with occasional snow.

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Co-ordinates: 50.83288, 0.079674 • what3words: ///broadens.than.shirt

Fontwell Racecourse (By grandad1950)

Easy parking and TOAL when it isn't a race day

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Co-ordinates: 50.85512, -0.655301 • what3words: ///rides.listen.workbench

Southease Bridge East Sussex (By grandad1950)

The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath from Winchester to Eastbourne and is quite a tough walk along the tops of the South Downs. The path crosses the river Ouse at Southease. Good views of the path and the river and the village is also well worth a visit to see its unique church.

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Co-ordinates: 50.83003, 0.026351 • what3words: ///scored.flying.spouse

Llandrindod Lake, Llandrindod Wells (By BudgieUK)

This lake is easy to access as there is a one way road that goes all the way around it. Parking was plentiful when I was there, and it was easy to TOAL from the footpath that surrounds the lake.

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Co-ordinates: 52.23442, -3.373371 • what3words: ///overgrown.sprouts.doctor

St. Padarns Church, Llandrindod Wells (By BudgieUK)

This church is adjacent to the A483, and there is a lay-by directly opposite the church site. Park there, and you can also TOAL from there

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Co-ordinates: 52.2693, -3.339339 • what3words: ///absorbing.education.shutting

Queens Park Brighton (By grandad1950)

Lots of space, a nature / wildlife lake and distant views of Brighton pier

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Co-ordinates: 50.82465, -0.125274 • what3words: ///issues.marker.trucks

Conisbrough Castle (By Trouty1)

I parked on Castle Hill directly adjacent to the castle. Provides a good vantage for VLOS. It is an English Heritage site.
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Conisbrough Castle is a medieval fortification in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, England. The castle was initially built in the 11th century by William de Warenne, the Earl of Surrey, after the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Hamelin Plantagenet, the illegitimate, parvenu brother of Henry II, acquired the property by marriage in the late 12th century. Hamelin and his son William rebuilt the castle in stone, including its prominent 28-metre (92 ft)-high keep. The castle remained in the family line into the 14th century, despite being seized several times by the Crown. The fortification was then given to Edmund of Langley, passing back into royal ownership in 1461.

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Co-ordinates: 53.48472, -1.226864 • what3words: ///drifter.establish.boards

Stanmer Park Brighton (By grandad1950)

Stanmer was once a village with a few houses, church and a country house built in 1722. It is now incorporated into the northern part of Brighton on the edge of Sussex University. The park is over 5000 acres with loads of space to fly and explore.

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Co-ordinates: 50.86982, -0.101562 • what3words: ///tester.table.lamp


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