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The marked location is the Hen Mountain car park (free) at 33 Sandbank Rd, Hilltown, Newry BT34 5XU. Facilities are available nearby at Hilltown. Just cross the road and follow the track for great scenery and loads of space to fly freely.
Land owner permission not required.
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Co-ordinates: 54.18385, -6.112031 • what3words: ///boat.rescuer.bleaching
Just outside Ballymena, near the village of Broughshane, Slemish has a free car park with a small information centre & toilets (which are temporarily closed due to covid). There are great views from the top even without a drone. It is a very exposed mountain and can often be too wet or windy to fly, which is when your backup (phone?) camera comes in handy.
Land owner permission requirements unknown.
Co-ordinates: 54.88313, -6.104284 • what3words: ///fiery.goodbye.foremost
The Dungonnell Way Trail is a circular walk in the hills above Glenariff in The Glens of Antrim. You can start at the dam (position marked) or at the nearby village of Cargan. The scenery is outstanding and there is plenty of opportunity for flying and photography.
Co-ordinates: 54.98895, -6.137954 • what3words: ///reckoned.parade.bookshop
From the car park you can head South towards Larne passing Winterfell (Game of Thrones location), part of which has been left for future filming, or you can head North towards Scawt Hill. There is plenty of open land for flying and great views of the Antrim coast. There are also a few ancient hill fort sites in the location.
Co-ordinates: 54.89545, -5.923158 • what3words: ///flitting.excuse.earliest
You can drive direct to the location I've marked or you can park at Lough Cowey and walk there (along very quiet country roads). Lough Cowey is also a suitable location for flying, though there are often fishermen, and the local model aircraft club sometimes use it for their seaplanes.
Co-ordinates: 54.40523, -5.577471 • what3words: ///bandstand.snapped.rewarded
There is a small carpark at the lough, or you can park at The Barn pub in Saul village and walk the quiet roads and lanes to get there. Slieve Patrick, nearby, is also drone friendly. There are plenty of open fields, quiet lanes and few houses in the locality.
Co-ordinates: 54.33767, -5.643775 • what3words: ///deferring.friday.language
Flown with the DJI Mavic Pro at the end of lockdown in Northern Ireland. Free car park/picnic tables at Dree Hill near the village of Finnis, Co. Down. Nearest small town is Dromara, nearest big town is Ballynahinch.
Co-ordinates: 54.33937, -6.00137 • what3words: ///unhelpful.straws.capacity
Easy, free parking at the Tomphubil Lime Kiln on the B846 between Tummel Bridge and Kenmore.
Co-ordinates: 56.66647, -3.996315 • what3words: ///blotches.puzzle.nickname
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