I made my visit this morning early (04.00) the airfield is now being used for motor sport, I was not quite sure as to the reception I'd get so decided to go at the crack of dawn.
The rain had stopped when I arrived and the morning was cool and misty. I checked out my point of access and found somewhere to park.
There was no one about so over the gate I went.
I walked around the peri track and up the one of the runways (I didn't want to trample the crops planted in every available space
You can see the race track on the runways
I got within a couple of hundred yards of the tower and found the only way to it without going to the end of the runway, and back along the peri was to cut across the crops . I followed the tractor tracks where possible but found it very wet and muddy . anyhow I got there it was still quiet and no sign of life.
The tower is totally abandoned and derelict . The original tower seems at one time to have been extended (the part with the large windows, above) this latter part is in the worst condition ,with collapsed floors.
To find access to the tower was awkward as it is very overgrown the first entrance I tried only lead to a small room with an original light fitting and broken bulb
Around the back I found the way in . Can you spot it in the photo below ?
Thats right ! the tree is growing out of it