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An abandoned beacon in the baltic sea. There are two of it. One 1000m and the other one in 4000m distance from the runway. Ther were used to enlarge the range of the runway ...so the pilots could navigate easier to the short runway. Build and used by the NVA. The army of the former GDR... (DDR).
I've been looking at getting up here and doing this since 2012, when I was living in Southend at the time. Through the madness of jumping about between counties and jobs, I never got round to it and it just sat on my list for years. When my mate started talking about it, I decided to YOLO it and just drive up there. I was really up for a chilled mooch after all the high pressure/high security stuff late last year, so this trip was most welcome. I forgot some filters and a lot of my outdoor shots had blown out sky though...oh well The battery site itself has been about for donkey's years, with the first defence workings built there in 1534 and it saw continued redevelopment and use until the end of WWII. This place is trashed. The local chav community have really enjoyed mindlessly wrecking the buildings and spraying crap on every surface. The site seems to be too big to keep secure and my guess is that they've just given up. Nice, big OP! ...With great views! The shit poetry type crap everywhere really got on my nerves though Nice old magazines. I love the little sets of stairs on the Cornwallis battery. Interesting ironwork too. Wonky GoPro shot. Time for a cup of coffee before the next mooch! Video footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKxXA-gtjQA The time flew very quick and although we didn't get as much done as we wanted to, it was still an ace day out Big ups to Pb for coming along! Thanks for looking, SJ.
So after visiting the carehome in Malvernbury, a drive to Greggs for an unhealthy meal of Sausage Rolls fresh out of the oven so they were NUCLEAR and a coffee for Landie, we took a slow afternoon trundle to a small village outside Malvern to this disused Waste Incinerator. Theres very little on Beacon Waste Incinerator but it is thought to have closed in the early noughties, but the rot has really set into some of the steelwork inside and its slowly returning to nature. This site was on a tiny network of B-roads mostly single track with passing places, so getting 10,20,30,40 Ton trucks down these lanes would not have been easy and I would have thought the smaller traffic would have spent a lot of their time reversing to the nearest passing place. The site was owned and operated by Worcestershire County Council; and legally the land use is still of a waste incinerator facility. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157650082281742/
After finishing in Malverbury and having the now regular bog-standard explore lunch which involves raiding the nearest Greggs of their sausage rolls and steak bakes me and Mr. Landie Man headed off in the direction of somewhere I'd always been meaning to drop by but never got the chance, or always found something better to do. As it happens I really enjoyed it here, a nice big industrial derp to get the juices flowing. The Beacon Waste Incinerator was used by Worcestershire County Council to dispose of waste, and ceased operating in the early 2000s. The large building sits quietly rusting away down what is basically a farm track in the middle of nowhere - god knows how they got the trucks down there to the incinerator. A nice chilled explore to end the day on and I'm glad I finally ticked it off. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157649458513568/