Big pile of salt - Added to Everything Else in North West

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission not required.

Ok, I have to be honest, I thought this might be more interesting!

This is British Salt, Middlewich.

Anyway: I parked on Cledford Lane, and followed the public footpath that runs south from there just east of the railway line.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 02/05/2021. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.


I’m intrigued that the massive pile of salt seems to have no weather protection at all. I would have thought that a rain storm would dissolve enough for the runoff to poison the soil around it yet the grass looks healthy enough for an industrial area.

No activity that I can see either,. Was this taken at a weeknd or out of hours?

Taken on a Sunday.

Maybe the pile is not salt, but something containing salt? Dunno. :man_shrugging:

Certainly looks like unrefined salt.