SP2185 : Ancillary gates, Packington Landfill Site

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Maxstoke, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Ancillary gates, Packington Landfill  Site
Ancillary gates, Packington Landfill Site
A makeshift stile, left, is the access from Packington Lane to a footpath along the northern edge of the Packington Landfill Site. This northeastern corner of the site is all mud and scrub.
Packington landfill site
Known locally as Packington Mountain, it is one of the largest landfill sites in Europe. The location is the valley of the River Blythe between Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull. Its area is in the order of 150 hectares and it continues to increase in height, being prominent in views from the M42 motorway and the A452. It appears to have been established following sand and gravel extraction in the 1960s, perhaps for road-building: the area is close to the A45, A452, A446 dual carriageways and the M6 motorway (later joined by the M42 and the M6 Toll). The land was, possibly still is part of the Packington Estate, which is believed to have benefited financially from the landfill use. The site is operated by SITA UK, a French-owned company.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Boundary, Barrier  Waste, Waste management 
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Place (from Tags)
Little Packington 
Gates (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2105 8590 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.2380N 1:41.4931W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2105 8590
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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