Its a shame this fort has fallen into such disrepair. Could be beautiful!
Enjoyed watching your video - thanks for sharing.
Nice video, enjoyed that.
What a fantastic place that is never seen one like it before, what was it used for,
Thank you! The forts are really interesting structures. They were originally intended to be defence forts and gun emplacements.
I have done a bit of googling and just been blown away by the fact that they were built for the Napoleonic wars in the 1860’s. I know at least one has been turned in to a hotel but you would think that they all would have some form of conservation order on them.
Thank you again for sending me down a learning rabbit hole.
They are up for sale at the moment too. The one I filmed here sold not too long ago for £700k. Looks like a seagull won the lottery…
No buyers for the other two yet.
Those forts are regularly up for sale : https://greyarro.ws/t/spitbank-fort-and-others-are-for-sale/19149
Flown out to, and around, Spitbank Fort several times, as have others …
Brilliant Vid…the Seagulls flying below your Drone gave a real sense of depth.
A look back into the past…Well Done.
Nice screen grabs…shows just how bleak it must of been manning that Fort.
Enjoyed that, Thank you.
What about the build?
Ryan air put in a bid for the Fort but then realised they would have problems landing their Holiday Jets on it…
I’ve had a Litchi mission all set up and ready to fly, for the last 3 or so years, to take in the three off-shore forts (Spitbank, No Man’s Land and Horse Sand) in one flight.
Headed down there a few times only for the weather to be against me. (Well - against my MP, really.) And then Covid and lockdowns seemed to conspire.
The Palmerston forts are very interesting architecturally… fascinating to see especially the few land built ones that can be walked around inside. I have never seen the areal view of this before…
Nice footage, what is the music? did you fly out from the beach or from a boat?
Thanks! Music is Luke Morris - Love Shack
I flew from the beach.
That Horse Sand Fort is quite a way out from the shore. I think if I was doing the flight over it then I would need plenty of Toilet Paper.