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Elephant Rock Montrose (By outRAGEis)

Parking is really easy as it's not much of a tourist attraction but you can park for free there at the side of the road. There's a small gate which has been made for walkers to simply go around, and there's a gate which is locked but mainly used for site maintenance and a farm is right nearby. the farmer's field is perfect for the Return To Home Function !!

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 56.67885, -2.469793 • what3words: ///beak.proper.duet

Scroby Wind farm (By Skyrunner1)

Parking available (currently £1.40 per hour). Nice RNLI lifeboat station next to car park free entry with a small volunteer cafe inside,

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Co-ordinates: 52.64713, 1.735856 • what3words: ///bridge.apron.began

Falls of Dochart (By Buzbysmg)

The beautiful Falls of Dochart run through the small town of Killin, in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Located at the western end of Loch Tay, the famous white waters of the Falls of Dochart can be viewed from the village’s bridge.
Excellent water show especially after rainfall.

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Co-ordinates: 56.46248, -4.320556 • what3words: ///burns.torched.prouder

Eltham Palace (By grandad1950)

TOAL just outside the main gate from the road

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Co-ordinates: 51.44714, 0.048514 • what3words: ///ruby.activism.cost

Old Auchans house (By Kcscott)

Large trees located round the perimeter and some smaller ones inside the castle walls.
Area has been fenced off due to safety concerns for the structure so access to the castle isn't allowed.

History of Auchans House:
It was originally a mid 16th century stone Z-plan tower house, founded by William Wallace of Dundonald and Auchans. Built with materials removed from Dundonald Castle, the long main block, is of three storeys and an attic. With its vaulted basements and being of slightly different construction, it could be part of an earlier building. Flanking its south wall, is a central round stair tower and a terrace which was originally encased by a barmkin wall. In 1640, the house was converted into a L-plan, when Sir William Cochrane of Cowdon, added a wing of three storeys and a garret. In 1667, the wing was extended by the addition of a block with a crow-stepped gable, flanked by a round stair tower and a corbelled-out square, round angle tower. The main entrance in the re-entrant angle, was through a Renaissance-style doorway below an armorial shield in the square stair-turret. Sadly this once magnificent Scottish baronial residence, is now a complete ruin

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Co-ordinates: 55.57731, -4.61135 • what3words: ///trickling.asks.earth

Harborough Rocks (By Earwig)

Several of us have flown here. I'm surprised it hasn't been added previously.

Nice, open area for FPV cruising, with some interesting features, both natural and man-made, if you want to do a bit of proximity flying.
Not usually very busy, despite being right next to the Tissington Trail and popular with rock climbers - just keep away from them. Extensive views across the Dales from the trig point at the top of the hill. It can get windy.

Parking at ///submerge.financial.trespass (what3words) and along the road.

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Co-ordinates: 53.09407, -1.63898 • what3words: ///unloads.defining.congratulations

Titchfield abbey Hampshire (By Kirky)

Titchfield abbey,
What a stunning place which I only stumbled upon when watching the weather & a viewer had posted a photo, up until then I had never heard of or seen this place & I'm so glad I made it there for a visit, such a peaceful place set in gorgeous surroundings, TOAL & park is so easy, I visited the abbey before I done my drone shots & spoke to a few locals in & around the abbey, I told them why I was there & mentioned drone / Ariel photography & was said no better place for it, very friendly indeed & I can think of nothing negative at all to say about this place what so ever, it is open to the public so I guess it can get busy at times so if & when flying do be mindful of that, & around the abbey has many places to TOAL no problems at all,
Gorgeous place & would visit again.
Added links as there’s lot of history on this place.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/titchfield-abbey/


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titchfield_Abbey

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Co-ordinates: 50.85676, -1.23167 • what3words: ///tricks.operating.examine

Chislehurst Scadbury Park (By grandad1950)

A nature reserve near Chislehurst. A mix of woodlands ( with interesting carved bears) and open parkland. Lots of space outside the woods, and a pleasant walk.

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Co-ordinates: 51.41567, 0.098537 • what3words: ///period.richer.mirror

Stevenston Burn (By Kcscott)

Wooded area with a small burn running though it and a public dirt path to one the side of it.
Great area to practice flying with obstacles and confined spaces.

Can be accessed easily over the foot bridge behind Kerelaw Castle as well as from the old Kerelaw School site on the opposite side of the river to the Castle.

Footpath can be busy at times with dog walkers as well as Horse riders so caution should be used when flying round corners etc.

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Co-ordinates: 55.64889, -4.752469 • what3words: ///dentistry.flashback.depended

Kerelaw Castle (By Kcscott)

Old Castle Rusins with a large Park area on both sides and plenty of Room to Manoeuvre. The castle grounds itself is fenced off with no access due to structural safety concerns.
The castle does Boarder a housing estate so caution should be used when flying over or close to private residence.

Good place for Beginners.

History Of Kerelaw Castle:
Kerelaw Castle is an altered massive ruined 13th- or 14th-century tower and courtyard, which is much overgrown. The basement was vaulted, and the building was remodelled in the 16th or 17th century.
Kerelaw was a property of the Lockharts in 1191, but later passed to the Campbells of Loudoun. The castle was built by the Cunningham Earls of Glencairn (Maxwelton), but was apparently destroyed (or sacked anyway) in a feud in 1488, and then sacked by the Montgomerys of Eglinton in 1528. Eglinton Castle was burned in retaliation. William Cunningham, 9th Earl, was active as a Covenanter, and led an unsuccessful rebellion against Cromwell’s occupation in 1653. He was made Chancellor of Scotland, after the Restoration, from 1661 to 1664.
The property had been sold to the Boyds in 1609, then to the Cunninghams of Cunninghamhead, before going to the Hamiltons in the middle of the 17th century. The ruined castle was remodelled around 1830 as a garden folly for Kerelaw or Grange House, an 18th-century mansion, which has itself been demolished, when large Gothic windows were inserted.

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Co-ordinates: 55.64835, -4.75232 • what3words: ///drank.emerge.unfilled

Erith Pier (By grandad1950)

Erith Pier is the longest pier on the River Thames in London. Originally used for shipping it is now used for leisure and fishing activities. Good views along the river I parked in the Morrisons car park, free for 3 hours. Good views along the river.

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Co-ordinates: 51.4823, 0.184613 • what3words: ///dull.mason.beans

Hoober Stand (By Jim437)

Hooper Stand you can go up the pyramid however its only open 12-3 on Sundays

Hoober Stand is a 30-metre-high (98 ft) tower and Grade II* listed building on a ridge in Wentworth, South Yorkshire in northern England. It was designed by Henry Flitcroft for the Whig aristocrat Thomas Watson-Wentworth, Earl of Malton (later the 1st Marquess of Rockingham) to commemorate the quashing of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. It lies close to his country seat Wentworth Woodhouse. Its site is approximately 157 metres (515 ft) above sea level and from the top there are long-distance views on a clear day. Hoober Stand is one of several follies in and around Wentworth Woodhouse park;

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Co-ordinates: 53.48203, -1.387487 • what3words: ///matter.breed.unfit

National Coal mining Museum (By Jim437)

Email the mine manager for permission to takeoff and fly over the site ,be mindful there can be a lot of visitors including children at the site

onsite carpark

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 53.64321, -1.62003 • what3words: ///flop.dignitary.luckier

Wybunbury Tower (By McBrowser)

The leaning tower of Wybunbury in Cheshire. An interesting place to fly. I parked at the Red Lion car park, which is currently closed down.

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Co-ordinates: 53.04529, -2.448924 • what3words: ///unloading.quilting.galaxies

Lesnes Abbey ruins Bexley (By grandad1950)

The Abbey ruins are in Abbey Woods. Easy parking and TOAL , the ruins are well worth exploring

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Co-ordinates: 51.48837, 0.128502 • what3words: ///dating.strut.runs

Brixham (By richrab)

Brixham Harbour is located on the southern side of Tor Bay and boasts one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK, plus a thriving fish market to support it.

Nice place to TOAL for good views of the Harbour and surrounding area.

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Co-ordinates: 50.40076, -3.517543 • what3words: ///river.tungsten.cooking

Alexandra Park (By SkyPirate)

TOAL from the field across the road, or on footpath. I did take off and land from the grounds, as the website does state that this is a public accessible and funded place. Security tried to stop me, but I did carry on, but if anything, just take off and land from across the road. I parked in the car park I the Palace, which cost me about £5 for the day.

The views of the Palace and of London in the distance, are absolutely stunning here.

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Co-ordinates: 51.59387, -0.129712 • what3words: ///shrimp.hint.twigs

Thundridge Old Church (By SkyPirate)

I parked for free on Cold Christmas Lane, and followed a public footpath up to the Old Church.

The Church itself is said to be haunted, and there was a tragic story about the deaths of children.

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Co-ordinates: 51.83782, -0.015578 • what3words: ///shirt.fakes.likely

Southport Pier (By Bradders101)

Park at the Vue Cinema car park as its Free Parking for 2 Hours. Walk across the carpark to the coast road. Take off on the raise walk way.

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Co-ordinates: 53.65301, -3.015307 • what3words: ///shift.also.glare

Rufford Top Lock (By Bradders101)

Park at the Ship Inn Pub and walk around the rear to the canal bank. There is a small dry dock opposite and a series of locks where the Leeds / Liverpool canal branches off in the direction of Rufford.

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Co-ordinates: 53.59728, -2.830555 • what3words: ///diamonds.shepherds.braked

Cannock Chase Seven Springs Staffordshire (By D0c.Col)

Seven Springs is one of the many features to explore on Cannock Chase. I parked near Weeton's Bridge but there is a Carpark at Seven Springs. A short walk to my 1st TOAL place but there are so many places to explore your spoilt for choice.

There are few facilities in the area for comfort breaks but Milford is the nearest place for food and drink.

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Co-ordinates: 52.78061, -2.000735 • what3words: ///front.balconies.bullion

Melbourne Hall & church (By Airlessmean)

parked outside the area and took off from public path and flew around

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Co-ordinates: 52.82148, -1.423928 • what3words: ///sling.lightens.submitted

Watkiss Way, Cardiff Bay (By Gezzer)

This area covers the beautiful Cardiff Bay and Vindico ice arena.
TOLA I have used many times before is located towards the waterside and Ice rink car park.
You can get some stunning views of Cardiff Bay, and Penarth Marina areas including the very photogenic Cardiff International White Water which looks amazing when in use.
EGFC Cardiff Heliport is not too far away from this TOL , but you will not be flying in it.

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Co-ordinates: 51.45068, -3.178756 • what3words: ///most.deflection.cowboy

Penarth Seafront and Esplanade. (By Gezzer)

Free parking is available along the length of the Esplanade, usually limited to two hours, but check.
Access is very easy via the ramp opposite the RNLI, or a number of stepped entrances onto the beach.
I have TOL from the actual esplanade with my Mini 3 pro and Mavic 3 with no issues, just follow the drone code.
You can get some stunning shots of the pier at sunrise and througout the day. Just behind the Esplanade is Alexandra Park, Windsor Gardens and Central Park .

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Co-ordinates: 51.43394, -3.167968 • what3words: ///singer.times.necks

Plough Gardens (Magic Roundabout) (By snapyou)

The Plough Roundabout, affectionally known as the Magic Roundabout which is unusual in that traffic flows both clockwise (the standard flow direction of British roundabouts) and anticlockwise. Was voted the UK's second-worst roundabout in a 2005 poll held by an insurance company. In 2011 the roundabout was voted the best in Britain by motorists in a competition organised by a car leasing service.

Whilst the Plough Gardens is a park, mid-week it is very quiet.
There is a small free car park next to Hemel Hempstead Cricket Club off Station Road and nice walk down to the Grand Union Canal. (You can't park in the Cricket Club.) You can also generally find parking in Heath Lane near St Johns Church.

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Co-ordinates: 51.74626, -0.473297 • what3words: ///giant.farm.rank

Northerwood Park (By stingrayza)

Nice few quiet fields with some great aerial views of Northerwood House.
One of the few areas in the new forest that was "clear" in Drone Assist

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Co-ordinates: 50.87209, -1.582917 • what3words: ///grumbles.upstairs.ivory

Knockholt (By bmsleight)

Ex-Golf course.
Normally lots of FPV flyers
Good for meet-ups.

Parking at weekend is free on road.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 51.34183, 0.131096 • what3words: ///hood.hers.teams

Vatersay, Outer Hebrides. The start of The Hebridean Way (By Keano1)

Parking available at the visitors centre at the other end of the beach or any of the numerous spaces at the side of the road.

The first 30 seconds of the video is this location.

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Co-ordinates: 56.92037, -7.533234 • what3words: ///petulant.tracks.reviewed

Manchester Business District (By AlbionDrones)

Park on the street near GMEX - or whatever it is called now - and then have a wander. Fly something sub 250g so you can get in close and not worry about overflying people, and go early before there are too many folks around - a BHol worked well for this...

There are lots of reflective surfaces and interesting architecture to play with, just a shame we had a windy day - watch out for wind shear when passing between buildings, it can knock you sideways and move the drone 10' in a matter of moments, so stay alert!

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Co-ordinates: 53.48098, -2.252229 • what3words: ///swaps.cape.deputy

Craigmillar castle (By jaybee)

The castle has been used in some movies, outlander and outlaw king.
Craigmillar is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Scotland. The central tower house, or keep, is surrounded by a 15th-century courtyard wall with “particularly fine” defensive features.
Craigmillar Castle is best known for its association with Mary, Queen of Scots. Following an illness after the birth of her son, the future James VI, Mary arrived at Craigmillar on 20 November 1566 to convalesce. Before she left on 7 December 1566, a pact known as the “Craigmillar Bond” was made, with or without her knowledge, to dispose of her husband Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley.

Park on the public road

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Co-ordinates: 55.92562, -3.140562 • what3words: ///march.gross.scout

Old Girobank / Santander site (By Bradders101)

This was the old Post Office And Girobank processing site which was being demolished. I asked thd site manager for permission to fly on the day.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 53.47227, -2.973647 • what3words: ///patch.peanut.sang

Pigeon Tower (By Bradders101)

Park at Go Ape and walk up the footpath towards the Pike.

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Co-ordinates: 53.62424, -2.546446 • what3words: ///mainly.dame.polished

Skenfrith Castle (Castell Ynysgynwraidd) (By clinkadink)

Significant medieval fortress with a substantial central tower

One of the ‘Three Castles of Gwent’ (along with Grosmont and White Castle) founded by Norman lord William fitz Osbern in the early 12th century, the remains of Skenfrith we see today are of a later fortress constructed in the 13th century by Hubert de Burgh. The castle’s well-preserved walls surround a circular keep, similar to those seen at Bronllys and Tretower. Built on an earthen mound, this sturdy structure was a last line of defence should the castle fall under attack.

Between them, the Three Castles controlled a large area of confrontational border country between the River Wye and the Black Mountains, with Skenfrith occupying a strategic spot on the banks of the River Monnow overlooking one of the main routes between Wales and England.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skenfrith_Castle

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Co-ordinates: 51.87831, -2.790281 • what3words: ///inhaler.soothing.harnessed

Chirk Castle, Wrexham (By D0c.Col)

The Grade I listed Chirk Castle stands as a sentinel guarding the entrance to the Ceiriog Valley in Wales. Built in 1295 by Roger Mortimer de Chirk, it formed a crucial link in King Edward I's defensive chain across North Wales.

The parkland to the castle is vast so for drone shots I used zoom from a road a Kilometre away (close up orbit was from a friends footage). There is a closer take off point that I'll add instead and for the more adventurous the Offa's Dyke Path runs through the property.

I parked in the the NT carpark as I am a member and refreshments is of course available from there.

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Co-ordinates: 52.93563, -3.089794 • what3words: ///puppets.broom.magically

Llynnau Mymbyr (By Steviegeek)

Llynnau Mymbyr - Capel Curig - Wales UK

Llynnau Mymbyr are two lakes located in Dyffryn Mymbyr, a valley running from the village of Capel Curig to the Pen-y-Gwryd hotel in Snowdonia, north-west Wales. The A4086 runs along their northern banks. Strictly speaking this is one lake, originally called Llyn Mymbyr, with a maximum depth of 30 feet.

A popular 'Wild Swimming' spot, this is a river pool not to be missed. It’s big enough to swim laps, deep enough to dive down to the depths and clear enough to see fish nibble at your toes.
The lake is truly beautiful. Its relatively shallow depths result in frequent changes in temperature, meaning it will be icy cold in winter, fresh after wind or rain, and like a warm bath in summer sunshine.
Beware of the power of the wind in this valley. The distance across the lake may look short but the chop can be big and zap your energy on a crossing.

TOAL is close to lay-by and road so take all precautions to be compliant and fly responsibly

Parking in lay-by on the A4086
TOAL at 53.098435, -3.929112 just a few yards from the lay-by

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Co-ordinates: 53.09893, -3.93093 • what3words: ///drifters.flood.stopwatch

Philips Memorial Park Godalming (By grandad1950)

Fairly grotty day but a nice park running along the River Wey. Apart from the river bowling club and parkland there is a church on the hill, allotments and a bandstand to photograph. Being an urban park I expect it to be quite busy on a sunny day.

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Co-ordinates: 51.18736, -0.614755 • what3words: ///dawn.sport.remedy

St Bridget’s Kirk, Dalgety Bay (By ParmoPaul)

Be aware that this is an Historic Scotland site so they do not give permission to fly from their land. The site is small so very easy to take off from outside the fence.

Parking can be had within the nearby housing estate or a 5-10 walk down by the new church.

Also be aware that the coast is covered by an SSSI.

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Co-ordinates: 56.03994, -3.334557 • what3words: ///reflected.groomed.lightly

City Ground - Nottingham Forest Football Club (By Heading270)

TOAL from the banks of the River Trent. Great views of the City Ground, with Meadow Lane and Trent Bridge all within a mile.

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Co-ordinates: 52.93953, -1.134768 • what3words: ///vocal.engage.loyal

The Mill at Elstead (By grandad1950)

The island is a great spot for a picnic when its not flooded. Really good pub.

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Co-ordinates: 51.18661, -0.708282 • what3words: ///requested.yummy.innovate

Moggs Eye (Near Skegness) (By Cosmo)

Had planned on going to Cleethorpes as it was quite a miserable morning raining on and off. Pretty crazy thinking on my part though as it was Easter Weekend Bank Holiday Monday. Then by the time we got there the sun was shining and it was turning out to be a great day at the coast so Cleethorpes was packed.
Drove south looking for some quiet beach access, thought we might have found a spot a couple of times only to find I was in the FRZ of a small runway and then at a nature reserve.
The area has ample parking and some public toilets, did not have much in the way of interesting landmarks though but it was a nice open area, not many people about despite it being a really nice day.

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Co-ordinates: 53.27014, 0.31899 • what3words: ///pave.someone.hobby

Rookhope Arch (By stevesb)

This is all that remains of a smelting mill built in 1737 and had bellows powered by a water wheel.

Parking can be done at the lay-by across the road, as can take off and landing.

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Co-ordinates: 54.78161, -2.118841 • what3words: ///truckload.spruced.heap

Grassholme reservoir (By stevesb)

there is a decent carpark at the bridge where the marker is. there is a porta loo there but like most use at your own risk or desperation.

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Co-ordinates: 54.5905, -2.109123 • what3words: ///abundance.displays.tidy

Nateby abandoned animal pens (By stevesb)

Would be great for a little fpv action after visiting one of the 2 castles nearby Parking is in a very large gateway with an easily walked track to the buildings.

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Co-ordinates: 54.43651, -2.345597 • what3words: ///folks.buildings.backward

West rigg mine and open cut (By stevesb)

there is enough space on the quiet rd to pull to oneside and fly without blocking the road

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Co-ordinates: 54.74766, -2.139802 • what3words: ///finely.words.trophy

Swingate tower (By sdj_drones)

Swingate water tower.
Kimberley . Nottingham NG16 2PR

A water tower, designed by Ritchie and Partners for the Corporation of Nottingham Water Department, in neo-classical style, constructed in the later 1940s

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Co-ordinates: 52.98949, -1.256824 • what3words: ///recall.advice.camps

Deer Park Dumfries (By Smogmonster)

You can park in the car park at the side of Robert Burns Centre. Take off from Deer Park.

There is A NFZ nearby but not a problem.

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Co-ordinates: 55.06652, -3.613665 • what3words: ///upholding.agreement.blaze

Ineos Petrochemical Plant and Refinery (By mynameisjoe)

This is Scotland's only crude oil refinery and has the capacity for processing 140,000 barrels (22,000 m3) of crude oil a day on its 700 hectare site in Grangemouth. It is currently undergoing the process of being turned into an oil terminal for the for the import, storage and distribution of a range of Fuels. All refinery production is expected to close around 2027 with mass redundancies. There are plenty of places to park, I will highlight my TOAL for this shot. There is LOTS of security, so be prepared to be questioned if your TOAL is close to any of their buildings.There is also LOADS of interference if you get too close and I wouldn't recommend you flying directly overhead. Unfortunaley on my trip, none of the towers were emitting any steam. But when they are the site is pretty impressive

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Co-ordinates: 56.01138, -3.682866 • what3words: ///risk.hologram.boasted

Montgomery Castle (By From-Above)

small car park available

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Co-ordinates: 52.56363, -3.150017 • what3words: ///paintings.outsize.stole

Dolforwyn Castle (By From-Above)

Carpark available but requires walking up a dirt track to reach the castle

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Co-ordinates: 52.54645, -3.25206 • what3words: ///confining.started.rivers

Buttington Welshpool (By From-Above)

Parking available at nearby McDonalds

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Co-ordinates: 52.67271, -3.123598 • what3words: ///mothering.organist.spinning

Liphook Radford Park (By grandad1950)

On the edge of the village of Liphook in Hampshire. There is woodland, a pond and the River Way flowing through it. It probably gets busy on a sunny day

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Co-ordinates: 51.08147, -0.79802 • what3words: ///stockpile.marsh.perfectly

Cusworth Hall (By Cosmo)

Plenty of parking nearby including disabled parking. Not sure how much parking costs as being a wheelchair user I could use my blue badge there.
Took off from near one of the benches at the top of the hill. Went early in the morning on a Friday but there were still a few people around possibly it being a bank holiday weekend.

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Co-ordinates: 53.52832, -1.177704 • what3words: ///resurgent.cautious.nagging

East Cowes (By HantsFlyer)

A great TOAL location along the Esplanade (public footpath) with good aerial shots and video of Cowes Harbour / River Medina. The footfall is far less on the east side of Cowes with no issues whatsoever when carrying out flights - and the seagulls seemed more chilled out!!!

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Co-ordinates: 50.76294, -1.288269 • what3words: ///cracking.ditching.makeovers

Inveraray Castle (By gturner1969)

Taking off from castle grounds is not permitted, but you can take of from grass area outside Inveraray Inn.

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Co-ordinates: 56.23214, -5.073455 • what3words: ///inspects.gearbox.fixated

Inveraray Castle and Town (By gturner1969)

Taking off from castle grounds is not permitted, but you can take of from grass area outside Inveraray Inn.

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Co-ordinates: 56.23734, -5.07332 • what3words: ///presuming.squashes.absorbing

Martholme Viaduct (By IanWard)

Can park directly underneath the bridge, not many spaces but doesn't get too busy. There are steps to the right hand side of the road which take you up on top of the viaduct - The bridge is fenced off at one side, but accessible via the steps. occassional dog walkers / ramblers.

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Co-ordinates: 53.80055, -2.378678 • what3words: ///colder.diner.minimums

Arnside Viaduct (By stevesb)

Public car park by the viaduct which can get very busy during peak times (sunny days or bank holidays), plus the promenade can get hectic on those days as well.

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Co-ordinates: 54.20434, -2.833078 • what3words: ///regrowth.domain.treatment

Crowden Great Brook (By stevesb)

There is a little bit of a trek to this site.
there are the usual trees near the weir. take your own refreshments.
in summer it's a great place for a picnic and a freezing dip. This was my swimming pool as a kid.

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Co-ordinates: 53.49456, -1.896464 • what3words: ///pave.shuffles.happy

Woodhead tunnel entrance (By stevesb)

There is a parking area on the approach but be aware the turning into the entrance lane can be sharp.
also watch out for pylons and overhead cables

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Co-ordinates: 53.49578, -1.830003 • what3words: ///payer.dusts.dragonfly

Holme Moss Summit (By stevesb)

there are a couple of parking areas within a few meters of the summit.
be careful as it can get windy up there.

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Co-ordinates: 53.52982, -1.856301 • what3words: ///evoke.mulled.mule

Trearddur Bay, Anglesey (By Tadhg)

Great place to photograph. Not restricted-just outside RAF Valley but be aware the aircraft use the airspace. In an area of scientific interest.

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Co-ordinates: 53.28048, -4.619536 • what3words: ///downcast.bulletins.melon

Saint Mary and St Nicholas, Spalding (By Sammie99)

You can take off from the church grounds, be wary of the overhanging trees though. It is possible to get overhead side views of Ayscoughfee Hall and gardens from this site too without having to relocate to there.

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Co-ordinates: 52.78486, -0.147432 • what3words: ///sums.grace.piles

River Freshney (By Kcscott)

Large open area with the river Freshney running though. A footpath on both sides. Great area to practice following along a river with the drone.
Can be busy with other walkers at peak times during the days. There are high power lines situated mid way along the river so caution should be used with height.

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Co-ordinates: 53.56617, -0.121578 • what3words: ///simple.stages.shapes

St Michael Church (By Kcscott)

Nice little church situated off the A1136 with a large car park Infront of it which can be very busy at times. Only Obstruction to watch out for is trees around the church perimeter.

The oldest part of the Church is Early English, which is known since there is a pillar supporting the south aisle roof which is 13th century. The small Church was rebuilt in 14th-15th centuries, though an extension built in the early 1900’s made the church much bigger.
The Church was extended in 1912-1914 by the building of the north part of the church, including the tower, the newer nave and chancel. They were built out of a bequest by Joseph Chapman, a timber merchant who is buried in the graveyard. Sir Walter Tapper, a renowned church architect, built them in a 13th century style. Unusually, part of this extension made to the Church included a new nave situated next to the church building, alongside what was then the current nave. The newer nave was much longer than the previous one and results in the Church having a somewhat unusual shape, being rather wide on the south side. This addition of a longer nave adjacent to a smaller one, meant it was difficult when in the ancient nave to see the altar at the front of the newer nave. As a result, the space when you enter the Church from the south door which is the ancient nave is now used as a hall space; whereas the 1900’s extension is used today for worship.

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Co-ordinates: 53.56318, -0.127185 • what3words: ///crowds.resembles.publisher

Eastbourne Western Lawns (By CplMulder)

Sub 250 flight, took off from lawns but due to cold weather very little people around. Beautiful views of the seafront an the beautiful Grand Hotel

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Co-ordinates: 50.76016, 0.284409 • what3words: ///ticket.ports.scales

The Atom (By Banjonic)

Design by Peter Meacock with Katarina Novomestska and Architecture Central Workshop.

Pendle's Panopticon, 'Atom', rests on the hillside above Wycoller village in Wycoller Country Park. Constructed in ferro-cement with a surface coating of metal-based paint, it is both a striking contemporary viewing point and shelter from which to enjoy Pendle's glorious scenery, and an intriguing and beautiful object which can be viewed from afar. From inside, its circular viewing spaces frame spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Wycoller is a historic settlement dating back beyond 1000BC. It has close links with the Brontes, and Charlotte is thought to have been a frequent visitor. In 1973 the village was declared a conservation area and the surrounding 350 acres of farmland were designated a Country Park. Wycoller has several unusual architectural features, including seven small bridges that cross Wycoller Beck, and an 18th-century five-aisled barn, now converted into a visitor centre.

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Co-ordinates: 53.84969, -2.096675 • what3words: ///deny.ripen.retina

Tottenham House Great Bedwyn Wiltshire (By Kirky)

Tottenham house is a grade 1 listed English country house it sits between great bedwyn & Savernake forest, I’ve been meaning to try & fly this location for a while but had not realised it was under construction, after not wanting a wasted journey I still proceeded to fly,
I did do a bit of research on google & I shall add a couple of links, from what I’ve seen this place looks amazing when in tip top condition & would like to re visit when all work is done,
TOAL & parking was very easy I parked at saint Katherine's church great bedwyn, parked in a car park at the side of the church & walked down a bit of a muddy single track road remembering the location was to my left, where I then cut up through some trees which on looks towards the location, only thing you have to be really carful of is the over hanging trees which you can’t get away from, I hand launched the drone then hovered & slowly moved out from under the trees over a field,
I’m not sure when the renovation will be complete but that’s when it will be worth another visit,

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tottenham_House

https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/23469658.billionaire-plans-turn-tottenham-house-family-home/

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Co-ordinates: 51.37406, -1.642842 • what3words: ///same.appealing.spirits

Guildford Cathedral (By fernando.maciel)

Lots of parking either around the front green or a car park on the left side of the cathedral

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Co-ordinates: 51.24114, -0.59152 • what3words: ///rugs.rating.puddles

Pencil Monument (By Kcscott)

The Pencil was built in 1912, to commemorate the Battle of Largs 1263, when the Scots defeated King Haco of Norway's troops on the shore at Largs, after the 160 long ships got caught in a storm.

Large flight area with only a couple of trees round the edge of the Monument to avoid.
Great for beginners.
Can be popular with the public during nice weather. Great views over largs and Islands.

Caution for Seagulls, I attracted a large group near the end of my flight which started to dive at my drone and resulted in me having to do a fast return and land to protect the drone.

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Co-ordinates: 55.77912, -4.859487 • what3words: ///anthems.instructs.bells

Throwley Old Hall (By sdj_drones)

There is a small pull in just at the side of the cattle grid you

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Co-ordinates: 53.0698, -1.836242 • what3words: ///trek.shortens.notes

Fontburn Reservoir Northumberland (By Baima)

Great place to fly TOAL from the car park

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Co-ordinates: 55.23656, -1.926813 • what3words: ///router.recruiter.wove

Grey Mare's Tail (By Gogs1)

Site is run by National Trust for Scotland. Drone flight by kind permission of NTS. Note that Drone flying is not allowed on site between 1st April and 31st July. Flights allowed at other times by seeking permission of the site manager. Operator ID, Flyer ID and Public Liability Insurance required.
Parking is available on site £3. TOAL allowed on site.

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Co-ordinates: 55.42066, -3.290319 • what3words: ///daydreams.stack.aced

Hardwick House Oxfordshire (By Kirky)

Hardwick House, sitting on the river Thames set in a gorgeous surrounding,
Rumour has it this has some history to do with the novel the wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame I shall attach link,
I found a choice of three TOAL & park locations all involve a bit of a walk I shall add them all, walk was harder as when I visited all the fields are bogged out with the rain we’ve been having so would advise this more when the weather is better, all in a nice location, I did stumble across some pheasants & kites once I was halfway across the field but they moved away & was no problem,
I would visit again but only when the weather is better, be cautious of overhead electricity cables nearby.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardwick_House,_Oxfordshire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_Hall_(The_Wind_in_the_Willows)

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Co-ordinates: 51.49432, -1.052198 • what3words: ///tested.robe.sheep

Aston-by-Stone Hall, Staffordshire (By D0c.Col)

Aston-by-Stone Hall, located nr Stone, Staffordshire, was designed in 1855 by Edward Welby Pugin for Father Edward Huddlestone, with possible incorporation of earlier elements from a convent by CF Hansom. The Grade II listing is attributed to its architectural significance, featuring works by both Hansom and Pugin, intact survival of Pugin's design, and its historical importance as a site of Roman Catholic worship, including housing the remains of St Chad during the Reformation. The property's history spans centuries, passing through various families before being acquired by the Birmingham Roman Catholic Diocese in 1959. The house, primarily constructed of red brick with decorative blue and gault brick detailing, boasts a 'pinwheel' floor plan centred around an open-well staircase hall. The interior features richly detailed fireplaces and a chapel with salvaged architectural elements possibly from the earlier convent. The hall was closed when I visited and its owners are looking for funds for its full restoration before using it for retired clergy.

I parked along Church Lane just off the A34 and TOAL was from the same place. It's a narrow lane, that forms part of the 'Two Saints Way' OS Walk and also has two Churches along the same short road (St Michael Archangel and St Saviours).

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Co-ordinates: 52.88259, -2.128078 • what3words: ///inefficient.devours.detail

The Big Idea (former museum) (By Kcscott)

Big Idea was a Museum for Scottish inventions that was closed in 2003 and has remained closed / Abandoned since. Only accessable Via drone as the perimeter is fully fenced off with security cameras.
Caution for Sea gulls my drone attracted a large group that took a few dives towards the drone and was very vocal.

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Co-ordinates: 55.60875, -4.694189 • what3words: ///colleague.joined.secret

Sheriff Brow Viaduct, River Ribble (By AlbionDrones)

Good views o the River Ribble and 2 rail viaduct / bridges over the river in spate..

Park at the layby and fly from there, good VLOS over the valley and river however lots of trees, so be careful to avoid the branches - hence why my footage was so slow...

Once descended to the river you an fly relatively safely along the centre in both directions for views of the 2 bridges, I didnt hang around as it was freezing cold and it was my rd flight of the day, but given another opportunity it would be simple to underfly both bridges and to capture more of them at that spot - especially if a train was coming - check the timetables!

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Co-ordinates: 54.10962, -2.284367 • what3words: ///tangent.slap.coached

Wimbledon Common (By paulrd)

Wimbledon Common, located in Wimbledon, South West London, has a rich history dating back centuries. Originally part of the Manor of Wimbledon, it was used for various purposes over the years, including grazing land, agriculture, and hunting grounds for the local nobility.

In the 19th century, Wimbledon Common became a popular leisure destination, attracting visitors for picnics, walks, and horse riding. It was during this time that efforts were made to preserve the common from encroaching development.

Today, Wimbledon Common remains a beloved green space, offering recreational activities such as walking, running, cycling, and birdwatching. It is also home to various wildlife and plant species, contributing to its importance as a natural habitat within an urban environment.

It is a “Site of Special Scientific Interest” and it does get very busy during the summer. So care should ve taken not to disurb the natural wildlife and avoiding flight over groups of people. You should also avoid the helicopter routes

There is free parking on the roads around the common but you may have to drive around a while to find a space, especially at weekends.

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Co-ordinates: 51.42353, -0.224421 • what3words: ///crop.acting.debit

Rossall Point NCI Tower Fleetwood (By AlanKnowler)

You can park your vehicles on the road adjacent to the builders compound opposite the Sea Cadet Building on Queens Promenade Fleetwood.
Then a short walk south along the promenade to the tower. It is used by National Coastwatch (NCI) volunteers 7 days a week 1000 - 1600 winter hours and 1000 - 1800 summer hours.
Further information can be found on their website.

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Co-ordinates: 53.92302, -3.044349 • what3words: ///drops.builders.completed

Loch Tarff (By markas)

Loch Tarff is a small freshwater loch approximately 1.25 km (0.78 mi) from the southeastern shore of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.

Footage of the loch was used in the 1983 film Local Hero (in the scene immediately following the rabbit and the fog; the lead character's car, a Ford Cortina is stopped on the road).[5] The scene is taken from the B862 looking westward and some of the loch's islets can be seen in the background.

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Co-ordinates: 57.15233, -4.604816 • what3words: ///storeroom.fidgeting.various

Glenfinnan Monument (By markas)

In 1745 the Jacobite rising began here when Prince Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") raised his standard on the shores of Loch Shiel. Seventy years later, the 18 m (60 ft) Glenfinnan Monument, at the head of the loch, was erected to commemorate the historic event.

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Co-ordinates: 56.86912, -5.437052 • what3words: ///prancing.uproot.profited

St James Chapel (By ClippoMP4)

Parking at Church Farm by the wall..There is a sign sayimg where to park and a sign Saying please don't park on the grass
Its a 5min walk to the chapel and can be muddy after rain,

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Co-ordinates: 52.75918, 0.462333 • what3words: ///stapled.songbird.chop

Mapledurham House (By Kirky)

Mapledurham house,
A really nice place which is open to the public as a tourist attraction, was very quiet when I visited but can get busy as I know this place well, a few things have been filmed in & around here shall add wiki link,
Parking & TOAL is no problem of which you have one of two locations, one just means a 5 minute walk, as the other you can literally pull up if your driving & pretty much fly with no hassles, also an old water mill & church sits right by, is a lovely place.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mapledurham_House

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Co-ordinates: 51.48459, -1.034989 • what3words: ///prep.windy.green

Swanwick (By DaveBee)

Limited parking, free after about 6pm.
At low tide it can be easier to fly from the foreshore, but often quiet enough in the evening to fly from the car park.

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Co-ordinates: 50.88059, -1.297108 • what3words: ///toys.pace.bleak

Moseley Old Hall (By D0c.Col)

Moseley Old Hall, situated in Fordhouses, north of Wolverhampton England, holds a significant place in British history as one of the sanctuaries of King Charles II during his desperate flight to France following the defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Owned by the National Trust today, this Grade II* listed building has witnessed pivotal moments in the country's past.
Originally, the estate belonged to the Cordsall family until it was acquired by Henry Pitt of Bushby, a prominent figure among the Merchants of the Staple, in 1583. Around 1600, Henry constructed what would become known as Moseley Old Hall. This half-timbered structure, nestled in secluded woodland, served as a retreat and home for generations to come. After Henry's passing in 1602, the hall passed to his daughter, Alice Pitt, upon her marriage to Thomas Whitgreave of Bridgeford, Staffordshire.
The hall's historical significance peaked during the aftermath of the Battle of Worcester in 1651, which is also on record as being the last battle of the English Civil War. King Charles II, pursued by Parliamentarians, sought refuge at Moseley Old Hall on September 8th. Disguised in workman's attire and suffering from ill-fitting shoes that had wounded his feet, Charles was warmly received by Thomas Whitgreave, Alice Whitgreave, and John Huddleston, the Catholic priest of the house. They provided him with much-needed rest, nourishment, and care, including tending to his injured feet. Charles spent crucial days in hiding, concealed in a priest-hole within the hall, while outside, a confrontation between Whitgreave and Parliamentarians unfolded. With the help of Huddleston, Charles eventually planned his escape and departed, continuing his journey to safety.
The family residence moved to Moseley Court around the 1820s, which was a new Regency-style house built for George Whitgreave. Few structural changes were made to the Hall until around 1870, when the outer walls of the building were replaced by bricks, and casements replaced the Elizabethan windows. Around that time, a first floor corridor was constructed. Descendants of the Whitgreave family owned the house until 1925, at which point the estate was sold and subsequently used as a farmhouse, falling into a state of disrepair.
In 1940, Will Wiggin initiated restoration efforts, though they were halted by the onset of World War II. Following Wiggin's death, the hall and an acre of land were bequeathed to the National Trust in 1962, leading to its eventual opening to the public a year later. The hall was nearly empty of furniture at the time but both the furnishings and pictures have been subsequently lent or given to the Trust. In 1981 the roof and brickwork were repaired, and the bargeboards and finials were replaced.
Today, Moseley Old Hall stands as a meticulously restored testament to its rich history. Furnished with period pieces, including the original four-poster bed used by Charles II, the hall offers visitors a glimpse into its past. Surrounding the hall is a recreated 17th-century-style enclosed garden, featuring period plants, herb gardens, topiaries, and more, providing a tranquil backdrop to this storied site.
In 2023, the Trust acquired John Huddleston’s prayer book, after it had sold at action for £6900. This rare artefact was owned by the priest who help save Charles II and was present during Charles’ deathbed conversion to Catholicism in 1685. The prayer book is now on display at Mosely Old Hall further enriching the visitor experience and commemorating the hall's role in sheltering the fleeing monarch.

Parking is free and right next to the hall. I TOAL in the adjacent farmers field. Walking back up the entrance road about 100m there was a break in the hedgeline that enabled me to fly from just outside of the NT boundary. The road is not owned by NT but is narrow and I wouldn't advocate flying from there! There a FRZ the other side of the road behind the Hall due to the proximity of Featherstone Prison but should not affect your flight.

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Co-ordinates: 52.63743, -2.102769 • what3words: ///bought.boots.salad

Pen-Y-Ghent and Fountains Fell (By AlbionDrones)

A target of opportunity for the drone spotted during our early March Yorkshire Dales trip, the snow capped fells called for us to fly as we drove along the road between them. Strobes fitted and 2 locations selected to minimise flight distance and maintain VLOS with the drone...

A cold breeze and only 4C at take-off height chilled my fingers to the bone on the 2 short flights, but it was worth it to capture the wintery landscape atop the fells - both near and those farther away in the distance...

Park on the side of the road and fly nap of the land, climbing as you approad the fell tops to maintain your 400ft vertical terrain max...




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Co-ordinates: 54.15566, -2.249068 • what3words: ///duty.epidemics.dizziness

Talley Abbey (By 20Five)

Skeletal remains of a unique religious settlement

Talley was founded in the 1180s by Rhys ap Gruffydd.

This was the first and only abbey in Wales for the Premonstratensians, monks who were also known as the ‘White Canons’ from the colour of their habit.

The church tower, standing almost to its full height, is the most impressive feature of the ruin.

This site is managed by CADW who allow drone flights over most of their properties as long as the operator follows the UK Drone Code.

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Co-ordinates: 51.97664, -3.992017 • what3words: ///unable.bound.initiated

Royal Victoria Chapel (By YGTMedia)

The Chapel was once at the heart of the Royal Victoria Military Hospital, which stretched for a quarter of a mile along the shores of Southampton Water. The hospital opened in 1863 and treated military personnel from across the British Empire. It was in operation for nearly 100 years, including during the Boer War, and World Wars I and II. The hospital building was demolished in 1966 and now only the Chapel remains.

Parking and Take off was from a public car park outside the entrance, however you can takeoff from the beach along Southampton Water.

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Co-ordinates: 50.86656, -1.341544 • what3words: ///stump.full.cattle

Pewley Down (By fernando.maciel)

Medium sized park south of Guildford. There are some limited parking spaces on Pewley Hill, but most of it are payd. Park is great for practicing as there are much people around and there's plenty od space with good visibility.

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Co-ordinates: 51.23095, -0.55838 • what3words: ///local.feared.hoot

Guildford Castle (By fernando.maciel)

As this is at town center, parking spaces nearby are available I believe only on paid spots.

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Co-ordinates: 51.23426, -0.572489 • what3words: ///sunset.gear.mock

Stevenston High Kirk (By Kcscott)

Stevenston High Kirk church, According to the news it will be closing down as part of the church reduction program in the west coast of Scotland.
Nice enough little church to fly, trees around the perimeter of the grounds to watch out for.

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Co-ordinates: 55.64194, -4.756619 • what3words: ///hairspray.nibbled.flitting

Llandeilo Bridge (By 20Five)

Llandeilo bridge is the longest spanning single arch bridge in Wales, and third longest in Britain.

It was constructed between 1843 and 1848 to replace the previous seven arch bridge which was badly damaged during floods.

There is plenty of on street parking before or after the bridge. I personally TOAL at the top of some steps leading off the bridge (marked on map) just out of site of any passing traffic to avoid unnecessary distractions to the drivers.

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Co-ordinates: 51.87971, -3.995357 • what3words: ///sublet.cashiers.breed

St John the Evangelist Church, Norley Village (By Matherian)

A interesting church to video, in the countryside near the village of Norley in Cheshire. I parked in the main car park with the TOAL located next to my car.

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Co-ordinates: 53.25064, -2.659724 • what3words: ///hillsides.full.meanders

Ashton Gate Stadium (By richrab)

Ashton Gate home of the Bristol Bears.


Ashton Gate is a multi-use stadium in Ashton Gate, Bristol, England, and is the home of Bristol City football club and the Bristol Bears rugby union team. Located in the south-west of the city, just south of the River Avon, it currently has an all-seated capacity of 27,000

TOAL on Smyth Road next to Gores Marsh.
Avoid the Marsh as it is a Park and Bristol council forbid take off and land from parks within the city.

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Co-ordinates: 51.44022, -2.620379 • what3words: ///vibrate.places.elbow

Jubilee Clock Tower (By Raider)

1898. Gabled stone base. Tower red brick banded with stone, octagonal. Square section top in stone with 4 clock faces. Pointed bronze roof. Stone base has inscription and entry.

Lays just outside the Crown estates permission zone.

Ample parking on seafront after 6pm parking is free.

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Co-ordinates: 53.14196, 0.343873 • what3words: ///voted.librarian.flown

Pendle Hill (By AlbionDrones)

The iconic Pendle Hill, with links to the tales of the Lancashire Witches, and yet on a sunny day this imposing hill looks both picturesque and benign..

Have to say the walk up is not for the faint hearted or unfit though...

Plenty of stopping places round and about to TOAL from, and easy to maintain good VLOS, especially with strobes fitted and flying a larger drone...

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Co-ordinates: 53.86658, -2.296743 • what3words: ///placed.plantings.affirming

Allington Lock Kent (By grandad1950)

The lock at Allington has been recently refurbished. Good coffee shop on the Island. The marina and Allington Castle are also worth a visit near by.

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Co-ordinates: 51.29551, 0.50472 • what3words: ///sweep.showed.ferried

Englefield House Berkshire (By Kirky)

Englefield house / estate Berkshire, this place has a stunning park around it & is open to the public most days, a little cafe next door & a small garden centre just a tiny little village which is so peaceful, I have been wanting to fly here for ages but TOAL is a problem unless you have a sub 250g drone or your A2cofc then it is much easier, was very quiet when I attended but no this place can get really busy ( especially weekends ) well worth a visit, do be mindful of dog walkers & public, great location, a few things have been filmed here I shall add wiki link but I believe there’s more when you search the history of this place,
Not to be confused it is a private estate but open to the public for walks.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englefield_House

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Co-ordinates: 51.44279, -1.101468 • what3words: ///icons.tame.wings

Southampton FC, St Mary's Stadium (By YGTMedia)

When flying here you need to be aware of height restrictions and airport no fly zone east of the ground.

Southampton Football Club is an English professional football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, that competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. Its home ground since 2001 has been St Mary's Stadium, before which it was based at The Dell. The team play in red and white shirts.

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Co-ordinates: 50.90578, -1.390774 • what3words: ///sound.leads.pines

Caterham viewpoint (By Mattbel)

Public parking is available opposite the viewpoint

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Co-ordinates: 51.26328, -0.077397 • what3words: ///issues.lifted.tooth

Ardrossan Light House (By Kcscott)

Ardrossan light House with views of Ardrossan harbour, horse island and isle of Arran. Great flight on a sunny day. Can be busy during Times when the ferry is in. Not good for flights in windy weather as little protection.

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Co-ordinates: 55.64109, -4.826063 • what3words: ///cares.system.rating

Stoke Park (By fernando.maciel)

Medium side park at Guildford Town with several activities areas like skating, boating, mini-golf, fitness trail, etc. Don't know the car parking situation as I went by foot.

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Co-ordinates: 51.24722, -0.557218 • what3words: ///shaped.mess.purple

Sawley Abbey, Clitheroe (By AlbionDrones)

Grade 1 English Heritage site, Sawley Abbey is a ruined 13thC Abbey near Clitheroe and Pendle Hill in Lancashire.

TOAL from the roadside outside and VLOS is easy to maintain.

Not massive amounts of ruins, but sufficient to get an idea of what it was like...

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Co-ordinates: 53.91356, -2.34157 • what3words: ///mainland.speedily.bronzed

St Michael the Archangel, Dundry. (By richrab)

The parish church of St Michael the Archangel in Dundry, Somerset, England has a tower which was built in 1484, with the rest dated 1861. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.
The four-stage tower was erected, around 1484, as a landmark and is visible from many parts of Bristol

The rest of the church was built in 1861 by G.B. Gabriel, replacing the previous medieval building.

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Co-ordinates: 51.39901, -2.637392 • what3words: ///whips.puff.slick

Corsemalzie Forest (By Onanist)

Parking is just off the B7005 opposite Wigwam Holidays camping site.
There are several logging trails through the forest.

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Co-ordinates: 54.84922, -4.569272 • what3words: ///intrigued.boarding.flamingo

Herbert's Quarry (By 20Five)

Open mountain range, part of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Co-ordinates: 51.85433, -3.835265 • what3words: ///worry.bandaged.work

Yalding (By grandad1950)

One of the oldest surviving 15th century bridges in the UK. Close by is Teapot Island where there is a museum dedicated to one of the largest collections of Teapots in the country. Lots else to explore including locks, fishing, river walks and boat yards.

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Co-ordinates: 51.22208, 0.419623 • what3words: ///seashell.treaty.brightly

Ardrossan Coastline (By Kcscott)

Great views of Ardrossan Coastline as well as harbour, Arran and Horse Island. Large open area great for beginners.

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Co-ordinates: 55.6504, -4.818613 • what3words: ///budget.pack.casino

Castle Semple Collegiate Church (By Kcscott)

Approx 35 min walk if you park at the castle semple car and use the the National cycle route 7. Or you can park in the 2nd location marked and walk though the woods and field more scenic and is approx 25 mins walk.

Nice old church but there is a lot of large trees around the castle and the ground.

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Co-ordinates: 55.80687, -4.593492 • what3words: ///natively.crypt.clues

Kenmure Hill Temple (By Kcscott)

Large open area with amazing Views. Access gained from the foot gate off the National cycle rte 7. Beware of livestock in the field. Great for first time flyer. Is a bit of a steep walk up to the top of the hill and can be muddy so sensible clothing and shoes recommended.

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Co-ordinates: 55.80986, -4.578253 • what3words: ///activism.mailings.chum

Cannon Hill (By Kcscott)

Large open area with views of Ardrossan coastline and the old ardrossan castle and monuments.
Castle is fenced off and only some trees around the castle to watch out for. Caution when operating above the railway line at the bottom of the hill.
Can be busy with families due to the play park next to the castle. Not recommended when windy as no protection for the coastal wind.

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Co-ordinates: 55.64188, -4.810125 • what3words: ///final.glove.unique

Old Seafield School (By Kcscott)

The old Fire damaged Seafield School, the building itself has been fenced off but the grounds can be accessed during the community sports hub opening times. Caution for Birds and there are large trees around the perimeter of the grounds.

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Co-ordinates: 55.65234, -4.81682 • what3words: ///kind.cool.snaps

Eglinton Castle (By Kcscott)

Great first time flying area for practice. Large open field and plenty to look at. Can be busy at times during school holidays.

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Co-ordinates: 55.64444, -4.666397 • what3words: ///sings.prune.melts

Ardrossan Wind farm (By Kcscott)

Park at the bottom gate at the main road. Do not block the gate as access is required at all times. Enter though or over the metal fence and Walk up the road to the windmills. Beware of livestock in the fields you will be walking though Cows and sheep. Not recommended to take your dog with you.

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Co-ordinates: 55.68157, -4.808468 • what3words: ///legs.reunion.bearable

Strand Gillingham (By grandad1950)

The Strand is a park on the banks of the River Medway in Gillingham. Apart from the pool there are sports pitches , play areas and a good walk along the river.

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Co-ordinates: 51.39563, 0.563501 • what3words: ///loves.took.gallons

Little Langdale Lake District (By D0c.Col)

There are a plethora of places to TOAL around the Little langdale Valley Cumbria, most of which are owned by the National Trust as Open Access areas. We started a circular walk from Elterwater, taking in the Cathedral Cave, Colwith Force and Skelwith Bridge/Skelwith Force before returning along the banks of the Brathay River to Elterwater about 13.5k. There was a single track road that leads up the Stang End Farm and this is where my TOAL was for the photograph. There is also the road that leads to Hardknot Pass, which was where a lot of my ground footage was taken before reaching the old Quarry Works and the cave.

Parking is a premium around this area as most places off road are used for passing but it is possible to pull over I guess (we were obviously walking). There is a National Trust carpark in Elterwater to start a walk from but I was staying in the village so it wasn't needed.

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Co-ordinates: 54.41697, -3.046346 • what3words: ///decide.groups.scrolled

Centenary Square, Birmingham (By AlbionDrones)

Busy location atcommuting times and lunchtime, but early morning or late in the day it is quieter - although with enough folks passing that it does not feel unsafe, despite some 'youths' hanging around..

TOAL from the square, there are some concrete plinths that can be used for sitting on. Despite the skyscrapers there is a good view in all directions, allowing good VLOS for flying for up to 500m in several directions.

I flew in February 2024 at 945pm in the dark - watch out for cranes and lights - and again the following morning at 645-7am for the sunrise.

Car parking is not cheap, and lots of roadworks meant a difficult drive back out from the centre, but there are options to park and ride which may be simpler anc cheaper, although I have not explored this option.

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Co-ordinates: 52.47943, -1.907751 • what3words: ///hops.after.cards

Chatham St Mary's Island (By grandad1950)

A good spot to take images of the River Medway, St Mary's Island and Chatham Marina.

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Co-ordinates: 51.40546, 0.532156 • what3words: ///admit.papers.labs

Observation Tower, Roydon Common (By ClippoMP4)

The old military observation tower @ Roydon Common, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Parking in car park off of Lynn Road, Roydon.

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Co-ordinates: 52.76561, 0.488031 • what3words: ///jubilant.shred.senses

Upnor Castle (By grandad1950)

An Elizabethan fort on the banks of the River Medway

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Co-ordinates: 51.40688, 0.527176 • what3words: ///broker.found.chain

Rivelin Glen Sheffield (By outRAGEis)

This can be found down a purpose built footpath that leads right down to Manchester Road and has great take off and landing areas. Happy flying !!

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Co-ordinates: 53.3789, -1.544907 • what3words: ///watch.august.shirt

Abandoned BMX track Dundee (By outRAGEis)

An abondoned bmx track that is really easy to get to, park, take off and land with no issues with flying over people or buildings. Just don't do anything stupid such as fly near to to the two big wind turbines ok ?

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Co-ordinates: 56.4842, -2.90588 • what3words: ///almost.cuts.turns

Ardestie Earth House (By outRAGEis)

Parking is easy on the B962 just outside Dundee which is well signposted. A small paved pathway leads straight to the site with an unlocked gate that can be easily oped by sliding the handle to the side.

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Co-ordinates: 56.49939, -2.810546 • what3words: ///desks.brings.flamenco

Dent Head viaduct (By RoyWhite)

Turn off the Hawes - Ingleton road and when it descends to the viaduct you will see an entrance to the woods on the left. I parked there on one side. There is a sp[ot to park further down on the side of the road but looked very rough

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Co-ordinates: 54.25472, -2.342189 • what3words: ///energy.direction.overdrive

St Patricks Church (By RoyWhite)

Parking at various pull ins along road (beware nearby power lines)

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Co-ordinates: 54.24519, -2.71197 • what3words: ///royally.eggshell.canoe

Oystermouth Castle (By 20Five)

This castle is located in a public park, be mindful of the local dog walkers.

There are a few parking spaces on a nearby street but they fill up fast.

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Co-ordinates: 51.57704, -4.002752 • what3words: ///footballers.steer.patio

Dinefwr Castle (By 20Five)

Note: This castle is on grounds owned by the National Trust who do not allow you to TOAL on their private land.

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Co-ordinates: 51.87684, -4.018495 • what3words: ///pizzas.servants.rehearsed

Carreg Cennen Castle (By 20Five)

Note: This castle is privately owned and they charge for entry to the castle and do not allow drone flights from their land.

If you want to TOAL from their private land/car park then you must obtain permission.

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Co-ordinates: 51.85439, -3.935691 • what3words: ///hardens.slows.taskbar

Dryslwyn Castle (By 20Five)

Large free carpark open 24 hours just across the road from the castle.

Free access to the castle 24/7.

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Co-ordinates: 51.86245, -4.101386 • what3words: ///consonant.sponsors.looked

Paxton Tower (By 20Five)

There is a small free car park right at the entrance to the field.

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Co-ordinates: 51.85183, -4.119666 • what3words: ///engages.jumped.breeze

Rochester Castle (By grandad1950)

The TOAL spot gives good views of the Castle, Cathedral, River, Bridge and town

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Co-ordinates: 51.39, 0.501382 • what3words: ///charmingly.proper.liner

Womere Pool (By G4YTK)

Easy place to find near the Glacier Boulder, plenty of parking. Somewhere else to visit on Cannock Chase. Could be busy during the weekend.

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Co-ordinates: 52.75867, -2.029914 • what3words: ///buckling.glossed.camcorder

Spalding wind farm (By Sammie99)

If you are brave enough you can drive down North Drove Bank, it's rutted and single tracked with no passing spaces and a steep bank into water to one side. Personally I cycle down there, much safer. There are a few obvious places to stop and take off from here. It is very quiet and I have yet to meet anyone else on foot down there.

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Co-ordinates: 52.74355, -0.237246 • what3words: ///walled.dark.mysteries

Ditchling Village (By grandad1950)

An interesting village to explore with an award winning museum. Just a 5 minute drive to the South Downs and Ditchling Beacon where there are loads of opportunities to fly

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Co-ordinates: 50.92135, -0.115678 • what3words: ///bleaker.cover.newly

Stoer Lighthouse (By Damocles)

To get to Stoer Lighthouse you have to take the B869 from either Lochinver or from the A894 just before Kylesku. it is signposted about a mile after Clashnassie going West or after Clachtoll heading east, there are a couple of parking areas down from the lighthouse, the lighthouse can be rented as accommodation, it was unoccupied when i was there.

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Co-ordinates: 58.24006, -5.402426 • what3words: ///dangerously.refer.uses

Wailing Widow Waterfall (By Damocles)

The Wailing Widow Waterfall is situated off the A894 in the Scottish Highlands. The Waterfall is situated in the Highlands flight restriction zone which was not being used on the date i flew my drone (having checked Notams for the area).
there is small area (room for roughly 3 cars) just off the A 894 you then walk for about 15mins (which was very rough)

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Co-ordinates: 58.21761, -4.99319 • what3words: ///maternal.driftwood.eggshell

Boddin Point and Elephant Rock (By BrianSmith)

The site of old Lime Kilns and salmon fishing station, and slightly farther along the coast is Elephant Rock and Dunninald Cemetery.

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Co-ordinates: 56.67202, -2.470143 • what3words: ///lifeguard.bonus.other

Angmering on Sea (By grandad1950)

A pleasant village on the sussex coast. Easy TOAL but parking fairly restricted.

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Co-ordinates: 50.80278, -0.476098 • what3words: ///rhino.long.blossom

Derwentwater (By ChrisM)

It should be noted that at the North end of the lake there maybe hanglider activity between 08.00-17.00 on a Saturday and Sunday

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Co-ordinates: 54.59537, -3.141453 • what3words: ///hazelnuts.iceberg.acting

Ludlow Castle (By DroneFanPhil)

Parked up in the park and from here was able to get some great shots of the castle and river Teme without encroaching the castle itself as its National trust

What 3 words ///colonies.evoke.jacket

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Co-ordinates: 52.36853, -2.724378 • what3words: ///even.leotard.fatigued

Cocking Church (By grandad1950)

This tiny church dating from the 11 C is tucked away in woods in the village of Cocking West Sussex. The woods make it tricky to fly and is best in the winter. Very interesting inside the church.

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Co-ordinates: 50.95039, -0.749272 • what3words: ///wiggling.warthog.blasted

Long Meg and her Daughters (By D0c.Col)

The most famous of the many legends that surround the stones is that they were once a coven of witches who were turned to stone by a wizard from Scotland named Michael Scot. It is said the stones cannot be counted – but, if anyone is able to count them twice and come to the same total – the spell will be broken or it will bring very bad luck. Another legend states that if you walk round the circles and count the number of stones correctly, then put your ear to Long Meg, you will hear her whisper. The name itself is said to come from a local witch, Meg of Meldon, who was alive in the early 17th century. From a certain angle, the Long Meg stone resembles the profile of a witch, facing the stones. However that Meg of Meldon is the name given to Margaret Fenwick (née Selsby) who lived at Meldon near Morpeth, Northumberland, some 70 miles from these stones.

There is a large carpark just down the lane from the stones that is marked in DS and Penrith is just a few miles away.

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Co-ordinates: 54.72749, -2.667979 • what3words: ///scatters.drivers.again

Samlesbury Bottoms (By SpitefulGOD)

Samlesbury Bottoms Weir on the River Darwen, parking is minimal so you may have to park a fair bit away to get here.

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Co-ordinates: 53.75402, -2.577426 • what3words: ///snail.committed.heaven

Torksey Castle (By Jim437)

Torksey Castle is an Elizabethan manor house located in the village of Torksey on the east bank of the River Trent in Lincolnshire.

It is a 16th-century Tudor stone-built fortified manor house founded by the Jermyn family of Suffolk. It is a Grade-I listed building and a scheduled ancient monument but the building is on the Heritage at Risk Register.

The site is only visible from the road and a public footpath, on the west bank of the River Trent.

Parking just on station road walk over the viaduct you can fly from there.

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Co-ordinates: 53.29936, -0.746807 • what3words: ///nametag.tarred.claims

Conisbrough Viaduct (By milkmanchris)

Conisbrough Viaduct is a former railway viaduct, near to Cadeby and Conisbrough in South Yorkshire, England. The viaduct consists of two sections of brick and stone on each bank, connected by a lattice girder section, some 113–116 feet (34–35 m) over the River Don. The height and space were required should shipping need to navigate along the river. The viaduct carried the Dearne Valley Railway over the River Don between 1909 and 1966, after closure it was converted into a foot and cycle path. The structure is grade II listed, and is notable for being one of the first bridges in Britain to be built using a rope system above the viaduct known as a "Blondin".

A bit of walking involved to get from parking, but its a good track from both sides.

Locals very friendly, also possible to fly out to Conisrough Castle from the viaduct

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Co-ordinates: 53.48826, -1.210373 • what3words: ///detriment.strut.uniforms

Chichester Lakeside (By grandad1950)

A large holiday park just south of Chichester with a vast network of fishing lakes. Good walks to be had , no idea about the fishing.

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Co-ordinates: 50.81889, -0.759589 • what3words: ///long.ranch.looks

Maiden Castle, Dorset (By Howard)

'Maiden Castle is one of the largest and most complex Iron Age hillforts in Britain. Its vast multiple ramparts enclose an area the size of 50 football pitches, and the site was home to several hundred people in the Iron Age (800 BC–AD 43).' (English Heritage)

There is a car park at the site and an area the size of 50 football pitches to fly from.

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Co-ordinates: 50.69471, -2.467675 • what3words: ///giraffes.request.speeded

Medmerry Windmill (By grandad1950)

A grade 2 listed tower mill, sadly now used as a shop in an holiday park.

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Co-ordinates: 50.73459, -0.805333 • what3words: ///iteration.vowel.explorer

The mount (By fernando.maciel)

Park area overseeing almost the entire city of Guildford, with a nice view of the Guildford Cathedral.

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Co-ordinates: 51.23059, -0.596513 • what3words: ///bride.medium.clear

St Catherine's Lock (By fernando.maciel)

Small lock located south of Guildford center. There's no parking space nearby.

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Co-ordinates: 51.21984, -0.575367 • what3words: ///mops.lame.paid

Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa (By YGTMedia)

Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa - Built originally in the mid 1800's as a hunting lodge, the Balmer Lawn is a classic Country House Hotel set in the very heart of the New Forest National Park. Undoubtedly one of the most iconic buildings in the area.

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Co-ordinates: 50.82773, -1.569315 • what3words: ///haggis.bypassed.claps

Itchen Bridge (By YGTMedia)

The Itchen Bridge is a bridge over the River Itchen in Southampton, Hampshire. It is a high-level hollow box girder bridge. It is located about a mile from the river mouth. The bridge spans 870 yards, is 92 feet at its highest point and weighs 62,000 tons. The bridge connects the A3025 Portsmouth Road to Southampton.

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Co-ordinates: 50.89881, -1.385039 • what3words: ///voted.later.bars

Wainwright Memorial (By SpitefulGOD)

Wainwright Memorial, Pleasington, Blackburn.

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Co-ordinates: 53.7464, -2.533739 • what3words: ///term.gear.doors

St. Silas Church (By SpitefulGOD)

The largest non-cathedral church in Blackburn.

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Co-ordinates: 53.75162, -2.50727 • what3words: ///rotate.images.input

Hoghton Bottoms (By SpitefulGOD)

Park on Chapel Lane (Before the bridge, there is a sign stating "Residence only" meaning a local village for local people, take the public footpath along the railway line, carry on to the viaduct and the weir.

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Co-ordinates: 53.73227, -2.564454 • what3words: ///apart.slows.rationing

River Weaver, Dutton Locks (By Matherian)

I parked on Willow Green Lane near The leigh Arms pub and took a long walk (approx. 2 km) alongside the River Weaver. Lots of interesting objects along the way - Dutton Locks, Dutton Horse Bridge and Dutton Railway Viaduct. The path way is very suitable for TOAL at numerous positions depending on what you wish to film, however it can get a steady stream of visitors and dog walkers, so choose your time well. I went on a Saturday afternoon which was was not ideal.

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Co-ordinates: 53.28757, -2.62182 • what3words: ///tasks.frightens.toggle

Selsey Beach (East) (By grandad1950)

Interesting beach and town with a very modern lifeboat station. Easy parking and TOAL.

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Co-ordinates: 50.72907, -0.778401 • what3words: ///snowboard.artichoke.disgraced

Elterwater, Lake District (By D0c.Col)

Elterwater is a village in the English Lake District and the county of Cumbria. The village lies half a mile (800 m) north-west of the lake of Elter Water, from which it derives its name. Both are situated in the valley of Great Langdale.

Elterwater Bridge is a Grade II listed structure dating to at least the 18th century.

In the past, the principal industries have been farming, quarrying for slate and gunpowder manufacture. The first two activities continue, while evidence of the latter survives in the grounds of the Langdale Estate, a holiday development founded in the 1930s and redeveloped as a timeshare in the 1980s.

In the present day, tourism is a principal source of income and the village is popular with visitors of all kinds, particularly fell-walkers due to its proximity to many of the Lake Districts most popular fells. The village is home to a plethora of holiday homes, as well as the Britannia Inn and Elterwater Hostel, a former YHA hostel, that was saved from closure and taken independent in 2013.

There is a National Trust Carpark next to the Elterwater Bridge, which was the start our stunning 13.5 km circular walk around the Elter Lake and eventually coming back over the Skelwith Bridge following the river Brathay on the well maintained trail back to Elterwater carpark (you can see it in my video as I stayed in the cottage you see at the end of it). There is a pub and an excellent cafe in the small village centre and only 5 minutes from Ambleside.

Although the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust there it is open access and there are places where you can TOAL without trespass.

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Co-ordinates: 54.43425, -3.037682 • what3words: ///crumb.riders.trusts

Fairhaven Lake and Spitfire Memorial (By PingSpike)

A nice boating lake in Lytham St Annes, which is also home to the Spitfire Memorial.

Oil rigs and wind farms within VLOS reach if you walk out on to the beach first (or have a large, visible drone).

Excellent place for dog walking, or just a day out. Plenty of chip shops and pubs all within walking distance.

The lake is on the edge of the Blackpool FRZ so you'll need to get permission to fly here, but Blackpool ATC are very drone friendly and usually approve requests within minutes if done via Air Portal. I requested a 400ft height limit for this one, which they were happy to approve. You can work around the FRZ if you're flying out to sea.

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Co-ordinates: 53.73782, -3.002443 • what3words: ///obscuring.seducing.household

Barcombe Reservoir (By grandad1950)

In January not only cold but very muddy and not an easy walk to the reservoir. Best in spring for wild flowers or summer for a stroll along the river and around the reservoir.

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Co-ordinates: 50.91483, 0.038437 • what3words: ///blushes.fixated.forge

Plumpton Racecourse (By grandad1950)

A cold day. Much more than the racecourse to see . The Plumpton Agricultural college is next door along with various vineyards which are worth photographing on a better day. Not recommended on a race day.

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Co-ordinates: 50.92353, -0.064671 • what3words: ///mammoths.sometime.fellow

St John the Baptist, Burford (By Howard)

There is a free carpark southeast of the church that can be used for TOAL, and immediately adjacent there is a field used by a local angling club that could be used if the carpark is too busy. There is a permissive footpath into the field, but respect the anglers if they are seeking peace and quiet to pursue their interest! Note also the school buildings nearby.

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Co-ordinates: 51.80973, -1.634015 • what3words: ///superbly.decently.grand

Union Mill Cranbrook (By grandad1950)

The mill is the tallest smock mill in the UK tucked away amongst houses in Cranbrook Kent. Lots of parking but very restricted TOAL so early morning recommended

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Co-ordinates: 51.0952, 0.539338 • what3words: ///centuries.promises.burying

Aylesford Priory (By grandad1950)

A really interesting place to visit. A Carmelite Priory since 1242. Also known as the Friary. Interesting buildings, extensive gardens, a pottery and occasional craft fairs. There are also good views along the river Medway

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Co-ordinates: 51.3031, 0.471705 • what3words: ///proud.plantings.tinted

Mote Park (By grandad1950)

A large sailing and boating lake within the vast Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent.

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Co-ordinates: 51.26721, 0.546626 • what3words: ///ozone.actual.bits

St Andrews Church, Chew Magna (By ColinPeachey)

Plenty of parking in The Pelican pub car park, nice little village, can get the whole village in shot with not much height

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Co-ordinates: 51.36636, -2.609301 • what3words: ///scrub.visit.older

Abbots Pool (By richrab)

Abbots Pool is a popular walking area 2.5 miles west of Clifton Suspension Bridge.
There are plenty of photo areas above and along the pool, with a few small waterfalls leading off the main body of water.

Lots of tree cover and overhanging tree branches making almost a drone obstacle course.

Access via a small carpark off Manor road with a two minute walk to the pool.

Surrounding the pool is idyllic mature woodland containing some massive oak and beech trees. An abundance of wildlife can be found here and most of the area has been designated as a Local Nature Reserve. It was landscaped, using Pulhamite, an artificial type of rock of historic importance in the 1920s by the Wills family who owned the area until just after the Second World War.

Checking the information signs on prohibited activity, swimming and fishing is not allowed but no mention of Drones.

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Co-ordinates: 51.45617, -2.669125 • what3words: ///film.brush.quiet

Locksbrook Cemetery (By ColinPeachey)

I visit this place very week, you can pull in and park by the entrance lodge, or drive slowly through the cemetery to the twin chapels, great views over Bath and the Windsor bridge with all the 1000s of new student apartments being built, can be busy with dog walkers, but i have had at least 20 encounters with walkers in the cemetery over the years and every one was interested in the drones and the photos etc, and most subscribed to my Bath YouTube channel.

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Co-ordinates: 51.38588, -2.386524 • what3words: ///chained.full.lines

Ramshaw Rocks (By McBrowser)

Parking for about 10 cars on the layby behind the rocks. You can then walk up the pathways to the rocks. There are several paths to choose from, with some requiring a bit more effort to get up.

You need to check the NOTAM maps or lists to ensure there are no restrictions on the day you go.

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Co-ordinates: 53.15547, -1.973713 • what3words: ///skid.fish.tinted

Beckfords Tower, Lansdown, Bath (By ColinPeachey)

Beckford's Tower, originally known as Lansdown Tower, is an architectural folly built in neo-classical style on Lansdown Hill, just outside Bath, Somerset, England. The tower and its attached railings are designated as a Grade I listed building. Easy parking in the entrance to Lansdown Cemetery, also great views over Bath and Weston Village.

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Co-ordinates: 51.40634, -2.378828 • what3words: ///spout.safe.crest

The Royal Crescent, Bath (By ColinPeachey)

The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city of Bath, England. Designed by the architect John Wood, the Younger, and built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom and is a Grade I listed building.

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Co-ordinates: 51.38678, -2.368533 • what3words: ///august.than.bind

Amersham Hills (By Cozmoteach)

Beautiful hills which overlook Amersham. Go when the sun is out. Not very crowded which was good. It was NOT inside a no fly zone at time of flying. Parking was available next to big Tesco in Amersham. There is a path straight from parking into the hills.

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Co-ordinates: 51.66798, -0.612987 • what3words: ///vivid.both.sculpture

Bough Beech Reservoir (By grandad1950)

A large Reservoir that has a sailing club and is a popular bird watching place. Access is quite restricted with little parking apart from the side of the road.

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Co-ordinates: 51.21649, 0.138067 • what3words: ///gentle.poppy.letter

Winnersh Triangle (By AlbionDrones)

Parked up at Travelodge and flew from the car park, watch out for buildings and the pylons.

Some nice reflective surfaces, I only had a limited opportunity predawn and before breakfast, but a sunset shoot flying further into the triangle may provide some interesting footage.

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Co-ordinates: 51.43855, -0.892402 • what3words: ///orange.movies.wake

Mazuma Stadium Morecambe (By stevesb)

Parking can be at the Hurley flyer pub next to the stadium. Take off from the street. need i say where to go for refreshments

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Co-ordinates: 54.06152, -2.867212 • what3words: ///economies.rests.rails

Coventry Stadium (Abandoned) (By DeanoG60)

Coventry Stadium now abandoned and derelict. Ex home to the Coventry Bees speedway team. Was also a dog track back in the day now has been left to rot. There was fences and no trespass signs but these had already been pulled down on arrival and dog walkers where still walking around the site so figured it was OK to enter. Parking was on the street next to the front gate. Good for camera drone and FPV I've flown both here.

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Co-ordinates: 52.39228, -1.402315 • what3words: ///eradicate.station.smoke

Coventry Sky Dome Arena (By DeanoG60)

The Coventry Sky Dome Arena home to the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team. sub250g drone is a must due to it being a pretty busy area with members of the public. Parking isn't great for this location unless you pay to park in the sky dome multi story car park. take off and landing was from the small patch of grass outside the old Ikea building.

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Co-ordinates: 52.40668, -1.518104 • what3words: ///string.raft.rents

CBS Arena (Coventry City FC) (By DeanoG60)

This is an extremely easy stadium to fly, especially now that DJI have removed their geo zones. There is a patch of waste land right next-door to the stadium for take off and landing and loads of parking in the arena retail park 5 hours free parking in the ANPR controlled car park. Just make sure to do your research to make sure that there is no event on at the arena.

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Co-ordinates: 52.44813, -1.495849 • what3words: ///metals.about.young

Chiddingstone Castle (By grandad1950)

A fine old building with extensive grounds and a large fishing lake if you enjoy fishing.

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Co-ordinates: 51.18586, 0.142546 • what3words: ///oppose.crest.enter

Alexandra Park View Point, Bath (By ColinPeachey)

Parking bays right by the view point, can be quite busy with people taking selfies with virtually the whole of Bath in the background

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Co-ordinates: 51.37439, -2.35815 • what3words: ///fallen.future.libraries

Denny Island at Chew Valley Lake (By ColinPeachey)

Use the picnic area next to the car park, not the main car park with the café and child's play area.

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Co-ordinates: 51.34648, -2.607787 • what3words: ///wound.blemishes.crypt

St Leonards Tower (By grandad1950)

Built around 1100 AD it is part of a Norman Keep in West Malling Kent

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Co-ordinates: 51.28815, 0.402043 • what3words: ///mergers.roofer.saturate

River Bollin, Heatley (By Dvdjo)

Parked in Henshall Lane car park, near the Rope & Anchor.
Walked down the Trans Pennine Trail towards Lymm.
There's a footpath south west from there towards the Bollin river.. It can be muddy crossing the field unless the ground is frozen.
TOAL near a small bridge across the Bollin.

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Co-ordinates: 53.38956, -2.437459 • what3words: ///dries.flitting.deny

Meopham Windmill (By grandad1950)

A rare 6 sided stock mill in the village of Meopham in Kent under restoration. Slightly tricky to access so fly from the village green

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Co-ordinates: 51.362, 0.353543 • what3words: ///butter.youth.opens

Longford Lake (By grandad1950)

A fine lake with a sailing club, best early in the morning.

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Co-ordinates: 51.28785, 0.150626 • what3words: ///punt.flap.hardly

Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall (By notnowcato)

Ancient chapel on the Essex coast among earlier Roman remains. Thames barges sunk just offshore to protect the coastline . Parking nearby.

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Co-ordinates: 51.73383, 0.93785 • what3words: ///thankful.birthing.unimpeded

Yarm Town, Teesside (By notnowcato)

Fine town of Yarm, with 2 fine bridges and the town being bordered on 3 sides by the Tees , Some lovely buildings along the High Street .

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Co-ordinates: 54.51212, -1.353722 • what3words: ///ditching.random.pushed

Mells Village (By notnowcato)

Lovely historic village, Fine church and the Talbot is a good spot for lunch.

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Co-ordinates: 51.24129, -2.391796 • what3words: ///backward.inclines.homelands

AFC Bournemouth Stadium (By YGTMedia)

AFC Bournemouth is a professional association football club based in Kings Park, Boscombe, a suburb of Bournemouth, Dorset, England. The club competes in the Premier League, the highest division of English club football. Formed in 1899 as Boscombe, the club adopted their current name in 1971.

Parking in the Public car park next to the ground.

You can take off from the car park.

Avoid all match and event days as its busy. I filmed on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Becareful of the flight restrictions being close to Bournemouth Airport.

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Co-ordinates: 50.73412, -1.837474 • what3words: ///sooner.powder.risen

Glynde Place (By grandad1950)

On the South Downs at Glynde is an Elizabethan mansion called Glynde Place. I am not sure if the swimming pool is original. Interesting church next door . Not a lot of parking, I stopped on the road up from the station

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Co-ordinates: 50.86486, 0.068205 • what3words: ///finders.stolen.grumble

St. Paul's Monastery (By mollin)

St. Paul's Monastery sits in a convenient corner of land, but there are a couple of ground hazards to consider:

1. Overhead power lines - these are only around 100m from the church.
2. Trees

Land to the East of the church (other side of river Don) is Port of Tyne - they display "no-drone" signs...

Parking is free on the road outside the church, or just around the corner at W3W: ///remove.gaps.shells

TOAL: W3W: ///stands.gloves.soils

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Co-ordinates: 54.98026, -1.472226 • what3words: ///scout.nerve.races

The Pepper Box, Salisbury (By Kirky)

The Pepper Box, pepper box hill, Salisbury SP5 3QL.

A nice little place with gorgeous surroundings, a shame the day was very moody when visiting, stunning views all around that I can only imagine are even better on a nicer day, however i did not let this put me off,
The pepper box is on national trust but TOAL was literally 40 - 50 feet across the road off there land, I parked in the car park at the location & walked across the car park then across the cattle grid taking me across the road, where there is a gate slightly set back where's there's an entrance to a big field, I stayed this side of gate on some grass, great thing to the subject was only about 60 - 70 foot away from TOAL point,
was not overly busy but can imagine it does get busy so do be mindful if visiting, dog walkers, family etc, in all just a nice little place; well worth a visit.

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Co-ordinates: 51.02276, -1.698364 • what3words: ///chats.pampering.mash

Wilton House (By clinkadink)

History of Wilton House ...

Wilton Abbey was originally a 9th century nunnery.
Replaced by 12th century Abbey for Benedictine nuns.
Wilton Abbey was dissolved 1536 in the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
It was granted to the 1st Earl of Pembroke by 1544.
He built the first Wilton House in the 1540s.

Wilton House was rebuilt by 4th Earl of Pembroke from 1635.
He set up formal gardens, and planted the Cedars of Lebanon.
Much of the old Wilton House was destroyed in a fire about 1647.
The 4th Earl carried on re-building.
He died 1650.
Re-building completed 1653.

The formal gardens were removed, and grounds landscaped by the 9th Earl in 1730s-1740s.
He built the Palladian Bridge in 1737.
The Riding School was built by the 10th Earl in 1755.
Wilton was altered by the 11th Earl in 1801-1816.

Gardens and fountains were added by the 17th Earl.
Wilton is still seat of the Earl of Pembroke.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton_House

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Co-ordinates: 51.07803, -1.859297 • what3words: ///celebrate.craters.task

Longford Castle (By clinkadink)

Longford Castle was originally built in the late 16th century during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I by the Gorges family to an unusual triangular plan. The caste was built with the proceeds of the contents of one of the Duke of Medina-Sidonia’s galleons which sank in the wake of the Spanish Armada.

In the 18th century the 2nd Earl of Radnor, employed the architect James Wyatt to transform it into a hexagonal palace; a project which was abandoned. It was left to the 4th Earl of Radnor and Victorian architect Anthony Salvin to complete Longford.

Longford Castle, is one of the grandest stately homes in Britain and has been the residence of three families in just over four centuries; the Gorges, the Coleraines, and for over three hundred years, the Bouveries, who continue to live there today.

Laurens Des Bouverie, a Huguenot, came to England from Flanders in 1568 fleeing religious persecution, settled in Kent, was a successful silk merchant, and his descendants acquired land and property which comprises the estates today. The family was ennobled in 1747 with Sir Jacob Des Bouverie becoming the First Viscount Folkestone while his son, William, was created an Earl in 1765. Longford has continued to be home to the Earls of Radnor ever since.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longford_Castle

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Co-ordinates: 51.03918, -1.75657 • what3words: ///long.sums.drooling

Stone Cross Windmill (By grandad1950)

Another of the Sussex windmill series. Easy parking but TOAL tricky due to trees, overhead wires and close proximity to houses

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Co-ordinates: 50.81573, 0.297807 • what3words: ///smart.land.gown

Shipham Hill Quarry (By Kirky)

At the top of the gorge near cheddar, 360 degree stunning views, bit of a nightmare to find this one when using the sat nav, which takes you to warrens hill ( where there is not entry for the quarry ) ignore warrens hill & head for mendips raceway, warrens hill road shipham, there is two sides to warrens hill, so its easier to head for the raceway which will take you there, go past the raceway & you will see places to Toal to your left & right, I Toal'd at the side of a farmers field down the bottom to my right, where the owner turned up in his tractor & was absolutely fine, he got out of his tractor & wanted to talk about his drone he got for Christmas, looked at my screen & said there amazing things,
Apart from that there was no one there, you may get the odd car or van pull up which I see twice at first, I'm assuming just people on a break or a little rest or admiring the views,
gorgeous place would visit again as there's many other lovely places nearby.

NOTE, when you Toal from anywhere within this vicinity do be extra carful as when you are facing west / south west behind you is bristol airports FRZ which is between 900 - 1000 metres behind you.

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Co-ordinates: 51.29402, -2.773533 • what3words: ///demanding.litigate.quietest

The Hidden Village of Galboly (By TheFatController)

An interesting little ruined village on Antrim's North Coast. It cannot be seen from the main road so for years it was known as 'the hidden village of Galboly'. After visiting the village you can continue on up the hill via a track that leads to the plateau where there are spectacular views towards Scotland. Very few people apart from hikers and locals visited this place until it was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones and now in summer it can be quite busy. The nearest places for food and toilets are the nearby villages of Glenariff and Carnlough.

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Co-ordinates: 55.05386, -5.981633 • what3words: ///starfish.bucket.senior

Waterloo Monument (By Gogs1)

There is a small car park @ what3words ///contours.upstarts.brief. Follow the track on the opposite side of the road and veer off the path to the right at the top. Distance about 1/2 mile. Monument coordinates 55.528911,-2.5494223.
TOAL from the field beside the monument.

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Co-ordinates: 55.52922, -2.550215 • what3words: ///seashell.predict.observers

Whatley Quarry, Frome (By Kirky)

This place has absolutely breath taking views, situated in Frome, TOAL & parking is an absolute walk in the park.

Where I’ve placed the marker, park there at the end, (if you’re driving) then to your left is an entrance to a bridal way & a small piece of woodland, you walk up through the woods & to your left it opens up to a set of about a dozen shallow steps & you have perfect 180 views at the top, it is fenced off & very safe.

Directions, head to Frome to a place called Mells, you look for a road called Knaptons Hill, do a left onto Holes lane where a few yards down the road you see a cross road with an old red telephone box there, do a left at the junction opposite the red phone box (can’t find a name of the road) single track road you will go along which comes to a dead end which is fine to park, easy to turn around too.

It was completely deserted when I was there but a breath of fresh air, I can imagine it may get people, and dog walkers in & around at times so be mindful of that, but myself & my friend who is from that area, she said it is always very quiet & many many places in the area alike, worth a visit any day !

Stunning place.

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Co-ordinates: 51.23157, -2.394998 • what3words: ///amuses.makeovers.blogging

St Giles Church (By DeanoG60)

St Giles Church, parking close by at meadow burial ground just be respectful to anyone else parked there as they more than likely be visiting a loved ones grave if there is other people there suggest using 2nd parking marker at vicarage lane rather than the burial ground car park.

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Co-ordinates: 52.4624, -1.500295 • what3words: ///curvy.assure.farm

Castlerigg, Keswick (By RoyWhite)

Stone circle is on National Trust land so park just outside and fly from there

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Co-ordinates: 54.6028, -3.098329 • what3words: ///quietly.rider.factually

The Nook - Bedworth (By DeanoG60)

The Nook Bedworth is a nature reserve with lots of wildlife a huge pond with an over grown inaccessible bridge running through the middle of it. The bridge is actually old railway lines from the day's of the local pit and was used back then for moving coal from the local mine. Years later after the line was decommissioned they filled it with concrete to make a bridge through the middle of the pond that was accessible back then. But some years later it was cut off from public access due to safety concerns, and the concrete was eroding away. Now it got taken over by local volunteers who along side the council keep it nice for the local community.

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Co-ordinates: 52.47912, -1.49615 • what3words: ///smooth.doing.famed

Polegate Windmill (By grandad1950)

Another in my series of Sussex windmills, this time in Polgate village.

Easy to fly and lots of parking on local roads.

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Co-ordinates: 50.81451, 0.243689 • what3words: ///apron.guard.dishes

Lands End (By TMVideos)

The iconic Lands End. You can park in the main carpark which is open all year round. Take time to look around as there is lots of free stuff here and also paid parts. There are arts and crafts studios to the left of the complex. There are also cafes and restaurants.

We took the 1mile walk to Sennen to the north which is an easy walk but has a bit of a hill to get into Sennen. (There are flight restrictions in Sennen due to Lands End Airport)

Brilliant Walk on a sunny day!!

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Co-ordinates: 50.0656, -5.71246 • what3words: ///wider.positions.foreheads

Maenporth to Swanpool (By TMVideos)

This was taken on a walk from Maenporth to Swanpool.

Maenporth and Swanpool have a good carpark that you can park in free from Oct-March. There is a cafe at both beaches open all year round.

The walk is about 1.8miles each way, takes about 40-50mins each way.

Check out my other listings for this area
https://dronescene.co.uk/where-to-fly-drone/maenporth-beach/south-west/3089
https://dronescene.co.uk/where-to-fly-drone/swanpool-beach/south-west/2515
https://dronescene.co.uk/where-to-fly-drone/gyllyngvase-beach/south-west/2687

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Co-ordinates: 50.13373, -5.079888 • what3words: ///oasis.atomic.spray

Maenporth Beach (By TMVideos)

Maenporth has a good carpark that you can park in free from Oct-March. There is a cafe open all year round and a lovely walk to the left of the beach which will take you to Swanpool Beach.

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Co-ordinates: 50.12543, -5.093817 • what3words: ///green.deals.flat

Waterhead (By RoyWhite)

I took off from the pier area on the right had side of the picture. The are places to park (if you can find a space!) just by the ferry terminal (turn left at the lights (coming from Windermere to Ambleside) and then immediately left into the parking area). Alternatively go a few yards on and there is a pay car park on the right

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Co-ordinates: 54.4188, -2.96528 • what3words: ///bonkers.outwards.deriving

Windermere Lakeshore (By RoyWhite)

You could fly form Fell Foot Park just to the south, but this is National Trust land and they restrict drone flying. You can park at Fell Foot and walk back to the main road or park in a scruffy (and muddy at times) patch of land just outside the park and walk to a suitbale take off location

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Co-ordinates: 54.28281, -2.953434 • what3words: ///imprinted.desktops.sandals

South Parade Pier - Portsmouth (By YGTMedia)

The South Parade Pier is in Portsmouth and was built in 1875.

The pier is free to enter and plenty of room to take off as you will see in the video.

You can take off either side of the pier on the sand and parking is alongside the main road.

Just be careful of the rods and lines at the end of the pier.

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Co-ordinates: 50.779, -1.076151 • what3words: ///fire.zoom.taken

High Force Waterfall (By stevesb)

the road for Breedon Quarry isn't an access road and is private. if you decide to use it do so at your own risk as there are signs saying no access to the waterfall.
the official spot to park is at the hotel. with access on the other side to 2 footpaths one for each side of the river. both are easy walks between 600 & 1000m to the falls.

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Co-ordinates: 54.6503, -2.187615 • what3words: ///depth.skipped.hamsters

Milk Hill (By clinkadink)

Milk Hill is the highest point in Wiltshire and is part of the Pewsey Downs, a rolling set of chalk grassland hills between Devizes and Pewsey which are prominent in the landscape and almost invite the passer by to park up and take a stroll along the ridge. At just over 1,000 feet, they are high enough to offer fantastic views of the Pewsey Vale and beyond but low enough to make walking over them not too strenuous.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_Hill

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Co-ordinates: 51.37662, -1.851694 • what3words: ///geek.rooster.widest

Giant's Grave (By clinkadink)

The Giant’s Grave is a long barrow, which is a burial place of Britain’s early farming communities and amongst the oldest visible field monuments (from Early and Middle Neolithic periods 3400-2400 BC).

Used for communal burial, often with only parts of the human remains selected for interment, all are considered to be important. Giant’s Grave was partly excavated in 1865, when a primary deposit including up to four skeletons was discovered with a leaf shaped flint arrowhead close by.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilcot

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Co-ordinates: 51.36768, -1.763055 • what3words: ///speeches.flattery.require

Hungerford Park (By clinkadink)

Set in West Berkshire countryside, Hungerford Park Estate dates back to 1246, its rich history and natural beauty provide a truly unique and unforgettable setting for your event.

The Walled Garden, originally built nearly 130 years ago, has been lovingly restored back to its glory into an organic working garden and provides a quintessentially English Garden backdrop to any special occasion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungerford_Park

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Co-ordinates: 51.41035, -1.504797 • what3words: ///inherits.radiates.crackling

Dunorlan Park Tunbridge Wells (By grandad1950)

An 80 acre park with a 6 acre lake close to Royal Tunbridge Wells centre. Loads of space and apart from the lake , lots of places to roam, a cafe, wild area etc. I was there very early on a cold morning and the place was empty apart from joggers and dog walkers. Worth a visit if you are in the area

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Co-ordinates: 51.1325, 0.284243 • what3words: ///stream.soccer.toxic

Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight Hovercraft (By YGTMedia)

Hovertravel is the fastest ferry service between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and is the world’s only commercial passenger hovercraft service.

Plenty of parking on the seafront.

I took off from the lower part of the beach away from any families.

Need to stay clear of His Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth).

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Co-ordinates: 50.785, -1.100128 • what3words: ///dreams.offers.trace

Annesley Old Church (By Buzbysmg)

Park on slip road adjacent (sign posted Annesley Old Church) TOAL at same location.

Annesley Old Church or the Church of All Saints, Annesley Park, is a disused church in a ruinous condition which stands on a mound near to Annesley Hall, Nottinghamshire. The building remains are Grade I listed.

The church is built in stone and measures approximately 35 metres (115 ft) by 14.5 metres (48 ft). The standing remains include the roofless west tower, nave, chancel and a large 14th-century lady chapel to the south. The Lady Chapel, known as the "Felley Chantry” after the priory at Felley to whom the patronage once belonged, contained three fine sedilia and a piscina and a large east window with reticulated stone tracery. The surrounding graveyard contains a variety of mainly 17th- and 18th-century grave markers.

The present building, constructed by the Annesley family in 1356, replaced a previous Norman building on the same site. After the Annesley estate had passed by marriage to the Chaworths, Patrick Chaworth, 3rd Viscount Chaworth, in 1686 built the flight of steps leading up to the church and arranged for a carving of his coat of arms, or Achievement, to be fixed one of the tower walls in the church. As the village of Annesley developed into a mining community it was decided to build a new church on a site nearer to the growing colliery community. The new church, All Saints' Church, Annesley, was consecrated in 1874. Occasional services, especially Harvest Festivals, continued to be held in the old church until 1942. Following the cessation of use the building deteriorated and Viscount Chaworth's achievement was transferred to the new church. When the Annesley estate was sold in 1973 the buildings fell into a state of total disrepair and were sold by the Church Commissioners to Ashfield District Council for a nominal £1. In 2012 Ashfield District Council completed a programme of preservation and restoration to make the site safe and accessible to visitors.

The ruined building was Grade I listed in 1966 and scheduled as an Ancient Monument in 1977. It is also on the Heritage at Risk register.

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Co-ordinates: 53.06617, -1.250081 • what3words: ///care.dunes.wins

Annesley Hall (By Buzbysmg)

Park on slip road just outside site boundary (signposted Annesley Old Church), take off from same position as parking.

Annesley Hall is a Grade II listed country house near Annesley in Nottinghamshire and the ancestral home of the Chaworth-Musters family. The 13th-century park, 17th-century terraces and 19th-century pleasure gardens and walled gardens of the hall are Grade II listed.

The Hall dates from the mid-13th century and was the home of the Annesley family, passing to the Chaworth family when Alice, heiress to the Manor of Annesley, married George Chaworth, third son of Sir Thomas Chaworth of Wiverton, in the 15th century. The Chaworth family were to possess the estate for the next 350 years. It was significantly enlarged and improved by Patrick Chaworth, 3rd Viscount Chaworth, in the 17th century when damage to his family seat at Wiverton obliged him to move to Annesley.

Mary Chaworth, who lived at the Hall, was the boyhood lover of the poet Lord Byron, who lived at nearby Newstead Abbey. The uncle of the poet Byron had killed William Chaworth in a duel at the Star and Garter tavern in Pall Mall, London after a meeting of the "Nottinghamshire Club" that met there every month. Mary Chaworth eventually married John Musters of Colwick Hall in 1805. The Chaworth-Musters family became one of the most powerful families in Nottinghamshire. John Chaworth-Musters was appointed High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire for 1864–65. Structural alterations to the hall took place in the 18th and 19th centuries, including the addition of a service wing c.1880.

Annesley Lodge, the former gatehouse to the hall, is also grade II listed.

20th and 21st century
It remained in the hands of the Chaworth-Musters family until sold by Major Robert Patricius Chaworth-Musters in 1972. The new purchasers carried out extensive internal alterations and removed many of the 17th century fittings.

The hall suffered a fire in 1997 which caused damage to the structure and it has not been lived in since. The hall is now in private ownership, in very poor condition and not open to the public. English Heritage have listed the building on the 'Buildings at Risk Register' as high vulnerability and deteriorating.

Two of the three floors at the hall were severely damaged in a fire on 16 May 2015.

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Co-ordinates: 53.06578, -1.249931 • what3words: ///promotion.suppers.twinkling

Shaftoe Crags (By mollin)

Shaftoe Crags is a great place to view stunning landscapes in all direction. The crags are on Access Land, which is bounded and crossed by public footpaths and a bridleway. Check OS Maps for details of paths, access land extents, and elevations.
Shaftoe Crags is popular with climbers, hikers, dog-walkers, trig point baggers etc., so choose a quiet time to visit.
There is free parking for a few cars at W3W: ///supplier.oiled.imprinted
There is a circular walk from the car park: Follow the bridleway to the west, keeping the edge of the field on your right. When you reach the gate you are just about at the boundary of the Access Land.
Go through the gate and follow the path. Note this can be a wet and muddy walk from the car park, wear appropriate footwear.
Turn left at W3W: ///simulates.computer.roses and you will find Shaftoe Grange on your right – this is private property and lies outside of the Access Land boundary.
This path is also on the boundary of Access Land.
There is a trig point at W3W: ///firms.shipyards.eyelash
Follow the public footpaths round to return to the car park.
Depending on your appetite for TOAL from public footpaths on Access Land, you can TOAL from outside the boundary, subject to VLOS limitations. Again, use OS maps to assess access land boundaries, and elevation from TOAL point to trig point. There are plenty of good TOAL places along the trail, just choose one that suits your needs, you may need to fly from a couple of different locations.
As ever, be considerate of wildlife/ livestock, and the landowner who allows parking.

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Co-ordinates: 55.12931, -1.920804 • what3words: ///reputable.pupils.boards

Newton Park (By Sparkyws)

Park on Leys Road

Toal from the park

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Co-ordinates: 53.40714, -2.34188 • what3words: ///stones.haven.wiser

Partington Sports Field (By Sparkyws)

Park in the car park

Toal from the field

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Co-ordinates: 53.41166, -2.430993 • what3words: ///revival.vaccines.exclusive

Timperley Village (By Sparkyws)

Park in the Village

Toal from the sports field or Larkhill car park

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Co-ordinates: 53.39728, -2.318738 • what3words: ///foster.tower.fried

Walton Park (By Sparkyws)

Park on Walton Road or around the back near the Canal

Toal from anywhere

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Co-ordinates: 53.41391, -2.330647 • what3words: ///candle.shaky.drive

King George V pool (By Sparkyws)

Park Near the football ground

TOAL from field on the left

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Co-ordinates: 53.38795, -2.338564 • what3words: ///feast.orchestra.manliness

Salisbury Playing Fields (By Sparkyws)

Park on Balflour Road

Toal from anywhere

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Co-ordinates: 53.40042, -2.347898 • what3words: ///lobby.smoke.bridge

Tan Hill Inn, Richmond (By D0c.Col)

The Tan Hill Inn in Richmond, North Yorkshire holds the distinction of being the highest in Britain at an elevation of 1,732 feet or 528 meters above sea level.

The Yorkshire Dales have a history of lead mining and the current Inn was originally built in the 17th Century in order to cater to the needs of the local mining community. Strategically located along an old packhorse route, it served as a resting place for travellers and a stopping point for the essential transportation of goods.

It’s well known for its isolation, with its nearest neighbours some 4 miles away and the closest town over 10, it generates it’s own electricity and utilises a natural spring water supply that was discovered by Hazel twig divining rods.

During winter months, it can be particularly challenging to reach due to snow and harsh weather conditions. Snowdrifts can be substantial, and the inn has featured in several headlines over the years for occasionally been cut off from the outside world. Despite this, it remains a popular destination for those seeking a unique and remote experience.

Campaigning by ramblers in the 60s led to the opening of public rights of way and the establishment of many more long-distance footpaths. The Coast to Coast path which passes through nearby Keld, became popular for walkers, which in turn led to a dramatic increase in visitors; especially after the opening of the Pennine Way, Britain’s first long-distance footpath.

The Inn is not just a place for tourists though; it also plays a vital role in the local community. It's a gathering place for locals and a hub for various events and activities throughout the year and has gained a reputation for being a lively and welcoming venue, attracting visitors from near and far.

In the 20th century, the Inn underwent restoration efforts to preserve its historical charm. The innkeepers have also managed to maintain its traditional character while making necessary updates for modern comfort.

Whether you're interested in the stunning natural surroundings, the historical significance, or the unique experiences it offers, the Tan Hill Inn is a notable destination in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Parking is a breeze at the Tan Hill Pub, loads of space available. The issue is getting there, especially in the winter. Stonedale Ln or the Regional Rite 71 will put you on the right track depending which direction you're coming from. The Inn itself is a great place and at the time of my visit all were welcome with a smile!

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Co-ordinates: 54.45538, -2.160562 • what3words: ///worm.wiggling.stunt

Lamaload Resevoir (By tom_ash23)

Great scenery around Lamaload Reservoir. TOAL on the lane leading to the Reservoir, however there is a car park around 100m further down the road which could also be a good place to launch.

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Co-ordinates: 53.27313, -2.03806 • what3words: ///stickler.hoping.shame

Shoulsbury Castle and Five Barrows (By Howard)

Take off and landing was from the side of the road; there are gateways and laybys nearby that facilitate this.

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Co-ordinates: 51.13623, -3.85169 • what3words: ///pure.playing.overheat

The White Caterthun Fort (By mynameisjoe)

Video by Kieran Baxter

The White Caterthun is one of the most spectacular iron age forts in Scotland, occupying a rounded summit overlooking Strathmore from the chain of hills that includes the Brown Caterthun to the NE. The fort consists of a massive dry-stone wall, with a well or cistern in the middle. The light-coloured stone wall gives the White Caterthun its name. The Brown Caterthun on the east, consists of a series of earthen embankments, hence the name Brown Caterthun.
The views from the top are nothing short of spectacular and well worth a visit. Small car park at the bottom which can take half a dozen cars and a short 15 minute walk to the top. Keep your eyes peeled for Peregrine Falcons, one took quite an interest in my Mini2 until I landed it!!!

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Co-ordinates: 56.78352, -2.741904 • what3words: ///convinced.formally.takers

Skelwith Bridge (By RoyWhite)

I ttk this last winter from one of my favourite drone spots in the Lake District near Ambleside (Neum Crag) where there is a lovely view over Elterwater.

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Co-ordinates: 54.42765, -3.017164 • what3words: ///sourced.gentle.populate

North Pier, Blackpool (By RoyWhite)

I flew this off the beach just to the side of north pier. Lots of parking avaiable (all pay!). I found no flight restrictions north of central pier in Blackpool (theres an airport to the south)

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Co-ordinates: 53.81937, -3.061892 • what3words: ///mull.save.race

Wolfclyde Bridge (By mollin)

Wolfclyde bridge is thought to be early 19th century. It has 2 wide, main arches, and 6 flood arches – 1 group of 4 + 1 group of 2. The bridge carries the A72 road.

To the north of the bridge you will find the piers of an old railway bridge. The bridge served the Symington, Biggar, and Peebles rail line from around 1860, and closed in the 1950’s.

Hazards: Apart from the main road, there are power lines near the south side of Wolfclyde Bridge. There are also more power lines to the north of the old rail bridge piers, but these are further away.

As usual, watch out for livestock & wildlife.

Parking: Free on roadside near Coulter Motte Hill – W3W: ///texted.confused.suits

TOAL: The side of the main road is handy as there are no trees to worry about and you can see the nearby power lines easily – just pick a time of low traffic. W3W: ///shuttling.couch.rankings

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Co-ordinates: 55.60928, -3.559017 • what3words: ///lots.spices.asked

Bideford, Devon (By Howard)

I parked in the riverside car park in East-the-Water, facing the Quay and downstream from the Old Bridge. All the flying was at a good height over the river.

Bideford is a port town that has a history that goes back centuries. The Torridge is fully tidal here with a big difference between high and low tides[ I'd say these photos are in the middle of the range.

I was brought up in Bideford but this is the first chance I had to fly a drone there - there's lots of potential all around here!

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Co-ordinates: 51.01661, -4.203429 • what3words: ///ultra.follow.cuddled

Lindfield Pond (By grandad1950)

The pond in the historic, and very pretty, village of Lindfield in West Sussex. Parking on the rec along with TOAL. Well worth exploring the village, fine high street, good pubs and the historic church.

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Co-ordinates: 51.01109, -0.081875 • what3words: ///greed.spreading.wonderful

Horton Tower (By YGTMedia)

Horton's Tower - Said to have once been the tallest non-religious building in Britain, Horton's Tower near Chalbury Common is a classic example of a folly - monuments built by rich eccentrics with no obvious purpose.

Horton Tower: W3W //smiled.elbowing.strikers

Parking: W3W //smiling.adapt.shops

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Co-ordinates: 50.86009, -1.958131 • what3words: ///risk.reckon.helpfully

Grouse Hall, Garsdale Head (By D0c.Col)

Stayed in the converted barn on Garsdale Head Old Road. Nothing but beautiful countryside for miles. Settle railway in the distance is the only sign of buildings in the immediate area. The cottage was so remote and you feel and at one with the Yorkshire Dales; despite it's fantastic and remote location it has easy access (roads all good with no dodgy dirt tracks to negotiate) to so many places; villages, towns, waterfalls, castles and museums all sheathed in a beautiful landscape to walk and fly in... bliss.

There are some fantastic pubs to discover amongst the hills... hint: head up to the Tan Hill Inn 45 minutes from Richmond (North Yorkshire), less than 30 minutes from Hawes in Wensleydale and only 30 minutes from the A66 between Cumbria & County Durham.

The Old road is narrow but widens occasionally but in the week we stayed there I only saw 2 vehicles pass by. The Old road is situated between Cock Brow and Clough and runs virtually parallel with the A684.

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Co-ordinates: 54.31367, -2.350092 • what3words: ///puts.rolled.acquaint

Minack Theatre (By Airlessmean)

The locals will come out and say you cant fly over but there are no restrictions to fly around it.

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Co-ordinates: 50.04029, -5.650771 • what3words: ///pinks.metals.swoop

Rufford Abbey (By Airlessmean)

You can have a little walk around the abbey and the lake.

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Co-ordinates: 53.17662, -1.035767 • what3words: ///revision.loitering.notices

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks (By speedracer66)

Allegedly Britain's oldest pub. TOAL in the street outside the pub, but parks either side would have been a possibility.

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Co-ordinates: 51.74897, -0.346976 • what3words: ///policy.friday.dragon

St Alban's Cathedral (By speedracer66)

I parked in a multi-storey car park in the city centre, but there is on-street (metered) parking nearby.

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Co-ordinates: 51.75064, -0.344289 • what3words: ///space.funded.called

Medieval Strip Fields, Taddiport (By Howard)

The strip fields originally supported a leper colony. These two particular strips are what remain of between seven and a dozen fields (reports vary) which were reserved for cultivation by lepers who lived in the village from the 14th until the 17th century when leprosy was eradicated from Britain. The Tythe Map of 1838 shows that seven strips were still in use, though the lepers were long gone.

There are a number of locations to fly from - there is some car parking close to the river at New Bridge, and the strip fields can be viewed from the car park in the town above the river.

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Co-ordinates: 50.94758, -4.148873 • what3words: ///kebab.reporters.initial

River Mersey (By Sparkyws)

This is home to Sale Flying Club, just go on the days they are not flying like Monday and Tuesday

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Co-ordinates: 53.43406, -2.358627 • what3words: ///idea.craft.leads

Chailey mill and common (By grandad1950)

Chailey mill on the edge of Chailey common. Not much parking in the layby and about a 10 minute walk up to the mill

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Co-ordinates: 50.97507, -0.025201 • what3words: ///myself.abstracts.marzipan

Frodsham Railway Viaduct (By tom_ash23)

A good spot to capture the scenic Frodsham Railway Viaduct. TOAL from the public road just south leading out of the industrial area (marked on the map).

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Co-ordinates: 53.30347, -2.705083 • what3words: ///wipe.trouble.deodorant

Gosford House Longniddry Scotland (By jaybee)

One of the best Estates ive been on... the grounds are outstanding . grounds are free to enter. to viewing of the house you have to pay.

Gosford House, the seat of the Earls of Wemyss and March, is set in 5,000 acres of combined coast and parkland in East Lothian on the south side of the Firth of Forth and close to the celebrated golf courses of Muirfield, Gullane and Craigielaw.

The property is dominated by Gosford House, an imposing neo-classical mansion which was one of the last great architectural commissions of the celebrated Scots architect, Robert Adam. Constructed for the seventh Earl of Wemyss, the building was completed in 1800 – eight years after the architect’s death – and is recognised as an outstanding example of the later period of his work.

Inside, the building exceeds the expectations raised by its elegant exterior. The Marble Hall, in the south wing, is arguably the most arresting of its many fine features. It was completed in 1891 by William Young for the tenth Earl of Wemyss and rises to a height of three storeys, with a magnificent double staircase leading to a surrounding picture gallery. The elaborate fireplace, alabaster colonnades and ornate plasterwork reflect the strong Italianate taste of the tenth Earl, while the Palladian screen of Venetian windows are reminiscent of Adam’s original designs.

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Co-ordinates: 55.9972, -2.878077 • what3words: ///bombard.walked.jetliner

St Abbs Harbour (By jaybee)

St Abbs: Avengers Endgame Filming Location

Located on the east coast of Scotland north of Eyemouth on the Berwickshire coast, this fishing village was chosen to play the role of New Asgard, where they filmed the hilarious Thor scene (if you’ve seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about!).

They’ve even made a sign when you drive into the fishing village that reads ‘New Asgard’- just brilliant!

St Abb's Not far from scottish borders.St Abbs was originally called Coldingham Shore. Prior to any buildings the fishermen who worked their boats from the beach resided at Fisher's Brae in Coldingham. These fishermen had to carry their fishing gear one and a half miles down a path to where their fishing vessels were tied up. The path is now known as the Creel Path; creel is the local name for a lobster pot.

The first building in St Abbs was constructed in about the middle of the 18th century followed later by a row of five cottages. This first row of houses was constructed in a traditional Scottish style with a central fire and a wide chimney. The walls were constructed of "clat and clay," a framework of wood interlaced with straw and daubed with moist clay.

By 1832 it is recorded that the inhabitants of the Shore comprised 16 families who, with 20 others residing in Coldingham, made their living by fishing. In addition to these residents, 30 people proceeded annually to the north for the herring fishing, which provided employment for 14 boats from the village.

The village was renamed at the end of the 19th century by the then-laird, Andrew Usher, who played a major role in improving the fishing village and harbour.[1] Usher purchased the Northfield estate on the edge of the village, enlarging and finishing the building of a countryside manor by the coastal shore in 1892.[1] He considered the local public hall inadequate and subsequently funded a new village hall and school, which was constructed in 1887 and is now occupied by the St Abbs visitor centre.[1] Usher also gave funds for the building of the local church in 1892 and the extension of the outer harbour wall in 1890.[1]

In November 1907 the Member of Parliament (MP) for Berwickshire, Harold Tennant, announced that the Royal National Lifeboat Society had agreed to supply St Abbs with a lifeboat, and that the Board of Trade had also agreed to place life-saving apparatus at St Abbs as soon as possible.[2]
The RMS Mauretania during a speed trial off St Abbs, Scotland, 18 September 1907. The lighthouse and its buildings are still there and appear essentially the same.

On 5 September 1914, HMS Pathfinder was sunk off St Abbs Head by the German U-21, the first Royal Navy ship to be sunk by a U-boat.

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Co-ordinates: 55.89939, -2.129255 • what3words: ///intrigues.weekend.splits

Swinefleet Peat Works (By Sparkyws)

Park at the marker on the map and Toal from there, this was a location for a GADC meet-up

https://greyarro.ws/t/the-daily-photo-thread/1179/7167?u=sparkyws

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Co-ordinates: 53.64235, -0.837954 • what3words: ///slope.extent.punch

Horgabost (By jaybee)

Horgabost is yet another stunning white sandy Hebridean beach. Located on South Harris, this beach is just around the corner from better known Luskentyre beach. Horgabost shares the same crystal clear green blue water and pristine sands but is slightly more sheltered.

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Co-ordinates: 57.86443, -6.97898 • what3words: ///loads.duty.streetcar

Scott's View (By jaybee)

Eildon Hill lies just south of Melrose, Scotland in the Scottish Borders, overlooking the town. The name is usually pluralised into "the Eildons" or "Eildon Hills", because of its triple peak. The 422 metres high eminence overlooks Teviotdale to the South.
Scott's View is a viewpoint in the Scottish Borders, overlooking the valley of the River Tweed, which is reputed to be one of the favourite views of Sir Walter Scott.

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Co-ordinates: 55.60017, -2.646933 • what3words: ///insist.deploying.countries

Berneray East Beach (By jaybee)

2019 Berneray East Beach well worth a trip can see Harris on a clear day, and its an enjoyable ferry crossing

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Co-ordinates: 57.7258, -7.152698 • what3words: ///firm.chromatic.producing

Loch Tummel (By jaybee)

The location is called queens view B8019, Pitlochry PH16 5NR

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Co-ordinates: 56.72033, -3.833888 • what3words: ///seabirds.coasting.agency

Glencoe - Bidean Nam Bian (By AlbionDrones)

Parking to the North of the road is off NT land, ascend the path for a better view, then TOAL from there. Use a larger drone (Air3 in my case) and Strobes to aid visibility and to keep VLOS throughout the flight - as it goes over 500m to reach the valley, and ascend along with the terrain, up to 500m above TOAL spot is stil within CAA rues as long as you remain within 120m of the surface.

Relocate as needed for the second valley.

Take car to fly when there is no chance of RAF aircraft incursion or contact the RAF Low Fly unit to confirm it is safe to fly.

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Co-ordinates: 56.66661, -4.981838 • what3words: ///residual.struts.submerged

Newick Village green (By grandad1950)

Pretty village with interesting traffic flows. Good pub ( the Bull) but is famous for the enormous firework display and bonfire around Guy Faulks each year. People cram the village to see the display so get there early. TOAL almost anywhere although not a lot of parking when the pub is open

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Co-ordinates: 50.97425, 0.019511 • what3words: ///robe.happening.narrow

Callanish Stone Circles, Sites 2 and 3, Isle of Lewis (By AlbionDrones)

Although smaller than the main Callanish Site the other Callanish stone circles are defnitely worth a visit.
Callnish 3 is a double circle, and Callanish 2 a single circle of larger stones. Both are accessible, although the walk is over what can be boggy and wet ground, so wellies or walking boots are recommended.

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Co-ordinates: 58.19572, -6.724129 • what3words: ///acre.economics.fingernails

East Court Estate East Grinstead (By grandad1950)

East Court sits on the Greenwich Meridian and the 18th C house is the home of East Grinstead town council. Extensive grounds, playing fields and woodland close by. Lots of parking and TOAL easy from the extensive fields. Sports pitches in use at the weekend. Just a few minutes walk from the town centre.

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Co-ordinates: 51.12973, 0.000176 • what3words: ///spare.bubble.friday

Flimby (By paulburgh)

The reason why i liked or choose this location was that certain times it is a busy junction and a trainline to the right next to the coast, along with in the background Iggusund paper mill, where you can see the steam coming out the chimenys. Also during the day you may get boats, but it is harder to see the smoke, also you get big lorrys and thought it would be interesting

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Co-ordinates: 54.69344, -3.516667 • what3words: ///string.partners.buckling

Monteath Mausoleum (By paulburgh)

Parked at the Holiday Camp, i did ask if i could park and they where happy to let me, so please ask,

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Co-ordinates: 55.53356, -2.615091 • what3words: ///vase.describes.baths

Melrose Parish Church (By paulburgh)

Melrose Parish Church nice and bright at night, also near Melrose abbey, when I visited the abbey was not lit up, not sure if it does or does not.

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Co-ordinates: 55.60064, -2.72637 • what3words: ///articulated.bandaged.earth

St Paul's Church (By paulburgh)

The video was taken during Remembrance Day, so the church was red, usually a orange yellow colour. The lights get turned off about 10pm.

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Co-ordinates: 55.61284, -2.808619 • what3words: ///button.spans.rational

Jedburgh Castle Jail (By paulburgh)

I did inform they of my flying and this was not a problem.

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Co-ordinates: 55.47416, -2.559214 • what3words: ///hologram.bedding.comforted

Melrose Abbey (By paulburgh)

I flew around the border of the Abbey so did not have to ask permission, also took of and landed from public road. If you fly over historic Scotland property they can complain about drones, but the rule they use is a health and safety.

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Co-ordinates: 55.59906, -2.718002 • what3words: ///blurts.settled.tentacles

William Wallace (By paulburgh)

Small car park on the B6356 https://maps.app.goo.gl/VL6jQGEjcQnVfYcUA

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Co-ordinates: 55.58613, -2.649406 • what3words: ///fanfare.daunted.describes

Bigsweir Bridge, Wye Valley (By clinkadink)

Parking: 51.742231, -2.671660
TOAL: 51.742878, -2.670014

Wasn't planning this one, but it was on my return journey back south down the Wye Valley. A very pretty bridge over the River Wye.

Bigsweir Bridge is an 1827 road bridge crossing the River Wye, straddling the boundary between the parish of St. Briavels, Gloucestershire, England, and Llandogo, Monmouthshire, Wales.

The elegant cast-iron road bridge was built in 1827 as part of the new turnpike road constructed up the lower part of the Wye valley between Chepstow and Monmouth. The bridge connects the English and Welsh sides of the river, with an abandoned but recently restored toll house on the Welsh side. The bridge comprises a single arch of 50 metres (55 yd) , and was designed by Charles Hollis of London and cast at Merthyr Tydfil.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigsweir_Bridge

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Co-ordinates: 51.74274, -2.669498 • what3words: ///shrimps.eventful.drags

Symonds Yat Rock, Wye Valley (By clinkadink)

Parking: 51.837870, -2.635745
TOAL: 51.841040, -2.634554

If anyone gets the chance to pass by here, stop and visit. It is amazing. The views are like being in the Alps. I parked in a Pay & Display carpark, I think it was £3 for 2 hours. The walk from the carpark to the rock is about 20 minutes up an easy path. You pass a log cabin cafe half way up (or down) for refreshments. I had a coffee (black no sugar £2). You cross a foot bridge across the main road below and then you on the rock - with panoramic views 270 degrees over the Wye Valley and river. The photos don't do it justice.

Symonds Yat Rock is home to an Iron Age hillfort built around 2500 years ago. The area is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The remains of the ramparts can still be seen in the form of a series of banks and ditches.

More recently, Yat Rock and the Wye Valley are known as the birthplace of British tourism. They have been used as a travel destination since the 18th century after they were popularised by the Reverend William Gilpin, the pioneer of the ‘Picturesque’ movement. His writings influenced the popularity of English landscape painting and inspired the Romantic poets.

Symonds Yat Rock viewpoint is well known as one of the best places in the country to watch Peregrine Falcons. However, with a little patience, there are many other birds that you can seen here. Goshawks can be viewed in detail, Sparrowhawks are frequent and breed in the trees in the valley as do Buzzards which can be seen from above whilst soaring. Ospreys also often stop here in the spring and autumn migration. Tawny Owls are sometimes seen roosting and hooting males are occasionally heard during the day. Barn Owls, Ravens and Kestrels also usually nest nearby.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symonds_Yat

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Co-ordinates: 51.84103, -2.634689 • what3words: ///city.handyman.amending

The Kymin, Monmouthshire (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.808975, -2.687826

This is a National Trust site, as such, I parked and TOAL'd from just outside the boundary, which was just below but in sight of the Round House. Freezing low cloud and temps were around -3c.

There is a Round House which can be rented for a short stay and is very picturesque. About 100 ft to the south is a temple, dedicated to all the victorious captains of the sea battles prior to its construction in 1800. The temple has all the names of well known captains and admirals on all sides.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kymin

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Co-ordinates: 51.80862, -2.686588 • what3words: ///bluffs.reefs.paves

St Briavels Castle, Wye Valley (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.737865, -2.641342

It was a complete white out due to low cloud. I was hoping that Briavel would have been high enough for a cloud inversion, alas no. Too good to pass up the chance though, so grabbed a moody, misty shot of the small castle grounds.

Built in the early 12th century, St Briavel’s was an important royal castle on the frontier with Wales and the administrative and judicial centre of the Forest of Dean – a royal hunting ground where the game was protected and the king alone allowed to hunt.

Edward I added a fine twin-towered gatehouse to St Briavel's in 1292. During his reign the castle was a crossbow bolt factory, using local Forest of Dean iron to produce weapons for his campaigns against the Welsh and Scots. After the conquest of Wales the gatehouse became a debtor's prison, and the castle is now a youth hostel, set in wonderful walking country.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/st-briavels-castle/history/

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Co-ordinates: 51.73817, -2.640824 • what3words: ///startles.pram.ample

Eagle's Nest, Wye Valley (By clinkadink)

Parking: 51.671256, -2.685940
TOAL: 51.674619, -2.684185

The walk from the carpark to the peak took about an hour. There are 2 paths; an easier, wide and steady, but longer path ... and a 'strenuous path' (their words) but shorter. I chose the latter. It involved 365 ancient steps carved out of the hillside, buried deep in a dark, dank forest. Awesome. But I was panting a tad at the top. I returned down the 'easier path' which was the right move with my dodgy knees. It was -4.5c during the climb but 100% well worth it.

Wyndcliff Wood is a superb example of a lower Wye Valley gorge woodland with ancient hanging beech and yew as well as lime, ash and hazel coppice.

There is a waymarked walk (with 365 steps!) from the car park at Lower Wyndcliff to the famous Eagles Nest lookout which is one of the best viewpoints in the Wye Valley.

The viewpoint looks across the bend in the Wye to see the rocks of Wintours leap, the Severn bridges and estuary and, on a clear day, the Cotswold and Mendip hills.

https://www.visitdeanwye.co.uk/things-to-do/the-eagles-nest-viewpoint-and-wyndcliffe-p1312321

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Co-ordinates: 51.67519, -2.683522 • what3words: ///swatting.retrieves.makeovers

Thameside Nature Discovery Park (By Badly_Drone_Boy)

A stunning and innovative visitor centre built on a former landfill site, with superb views over Mucking Flats SSSI and the Thames Estuary (SPA). Footpaths and cycle ways in 120 acres of nature park, which will expand to 845 acres. Great birdwatching, insect watching and ship watching.

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Co-ordinates: 51.49913, 0.442943 • what3words: ///strong.atomic.follow

Church and Lock of Kilchrist, Broadford, Skye (By AlbionDrones)

A picturesque ruin with views on the Elgol road, another iconic photographic location on Skye, and definitely worth a stop..

TOAL from the car park / layby, watch out for the sheep and enjoy!

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Co-ordinates: 57.21475, -5.947871 • what3words: ///dwelled.refrain.attention

Saint Tudno church and graveyard (By LordEdam)

St Tudno’s church was founded by St Tudno in the 6th century as the original parish church of Llandudno. The existing church is dated to the 12th century on the same location

In 1903 the church graveyard was extended by the surrounding Great Orme Cemetry, with coffins and mourners transported up to the church by the nearby Great Orme Tramway

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Co-ordinates: 53.33715, -3.850504 • what3words: ///weaved.covers.dynasties

Skye Museum of Island Life (By AlbionDrones)

A set of blackhouses run as the museum, with great views over the Minch to Lewis and Harris.

Probably not a site to fly while the museum is open, but out of season or out of hours it is ok.

TOAL from the layby / car park and watch out for the power lines. It is an exposed site so also watch the wind...

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Co-ordinates: 57.65991, -6.368951 • what3words: ///paving.cracking.flamingo

Hailsham and the common pond (By grandad1950)

It was first light and very cold. Lots of options around the pond for parking and TOAL. Interesting pond, good views around the town and lots of birds if you like that sort of thing

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Co-ordinates: 50.85889, 0.259066 • what3words: ///puddles.goose.slide

The Fairy Glen, Skye (By AlbionDrones)

The unusual natural landscape of the Fairy Glen near Uig on Skye.

Car parking is about 400m from the glen, and the walk up is steep and uneven - wear decent boots or walking trainers.

Gets very busy, especially in tourist season - you can see the number of people ther on a Sunday afternoon at 330pm in late October - so I would advise using a MINI drone to allow overflight, but there may be seasonal restrictions - will check this summer when we return...

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Co-ordinates: 57.58238, -6.324887 • what3words: ///youthful.direction.copycat

Dun Carloway Iron Age Broch, Isle of Lewis (By AlbionDrones)

Small free car park and a short uphill walk to the broch, extremely exposed and windy, making capturing anything problematic, and only certain footage was useable, but enough for a short video - until we can return and spend more time there.

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Co-ordinates: 58.26964, -6.793904 • what3words: ///peachy.spectacle.tastings

River Wear at Hylton (By mollin)

This is really a 2-part location, with Hylton Viaduct as the separation line; with each part accessed from the same starting point.

Parking at W3W: ///served.only.live (or across the road in the other car park…) is free.

The car park is next to the burnt-out shell of the Golden Lion pub. You will also find the old ferry tethering post, and a small boat with a large rock in it, next to the car park.

If you don't have a car, South Hylton metro station is only about 500m away.

Other Points of Interest (POIs)
The Wear Hopper 36 is at W3W: ///party.reap.jabs
The Shipwrights pub is at W3W: ///then.horses.gifted

TOAL from W3W: ///arrow.drank.closed, or follow the public footpath further along the river bank and choose a spot to your liking.

The 2 anchors are at W3W: ///economies.prices.study – they lie either side of a path through the trees near the Golden Lion.

Hylton Viaduct is at W3W: ///storms.length.mole

There is a public footpath that goes under the bridge. Follow this path and you will come to the wreck of the Elegant II near the river bank. The last part of this short walk can be wet and muddy, wear appropriate footwear.

A useful TOAL spot is at W3W: ///curiosity.trim.swim – this gives line of sight to both the Elegant II and the viaduct.

For all POIs, watch out for birds and other wildlife.
Enjoy!

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Co-ordinates: 54.90495, -1.456158 • what3words: ///oils.indoor.cotton

Whitrope Heritage Centre (By paulburgh)

It is a heritage with a few trains - kinda cool.

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Co-ordinates: 55.29371, -2.748002 • what3words: ///wipes.tomorrow.daredevil

Mealt Falls and Kilt Rocks (By AlbionDrones)

Decent sized car park, which gets busy, but superb views over the waterfall and great VLOS over the water to Kilt Rocks.

No anti-drone signage and on a clear day excellent views, be warned though, when windy the waterfall flows upwards.

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Co-ordinates: 57.61092, -6.172351 • what3words: ///named.existence.dolphins

Seilebost and Luskentyre Beaches, Isle of Harris (By AlbionDrones)

If you get the weather - and we did - then the Isles of Lewis and Harris are among the most beautiful places in the world, and the beaches of Luskentyre and Seilebost are truly outstanding.

Park at the Old School Car Park - free - and walk to the beach - beware Ticks as the fields are sheep infested.

Log ranging views, which I don't feel I did particular justice to as we were with friends and I didn't want to delay folks too much, I need to return here for a longer stay.

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Co-ordinates: 57.86892, -6.953348 • what3words: ///chaos.rushed.column

Wardlow Quarry (By Grockerman)

Parking is conveniently available near the site. I embarked from a public footpath that circles the quarry's edge. As the quarry is operational, it's important to be cautious. Nonetheless, the weather was delightful, and I enjoyed some breathtaking views.

https://w3w.co/blueberry.unzipped.shadowed

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Co-ordinates: 53.02616, -1.879577 • what3words: ///reliving.quantity.zealous

Barnham mill (By grandad1950)

An old mill that is now a residential building. Tricky TOAL from a small car park by the shops with lots of telephone wires overhead. Try it if you like a challenge

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Co-ordinates: 50.82703, -0.627404 • what3words: ///bumpy.punk.random

Cliffs of Arbroath (By dansdrone)

This is tricky, be prepared not to fly depending on conditions and if you're using something other than a mini, the area for TOAL to comply with SSSI is not massive so people could be nearby. I was able to get there first thing in the morning in November, so nobody was around.

To fly at the cliffs but avoid the SSSI and/or hikers, note the small gap in the SSSI near the carpark. I set up at the end of that gap, flew through the gap out to open water. That was my passageway each time. I'm not sure if that was being overly cautious, but seemed like a good idea. I also did not overfly the cliffs at any point. With that being said, I had no issues.

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Co-ordinates: 56.56017, -2.557476 • what3words: ///daring.vocab.spit

Cuilin Views, Elgol, Isle of Skye (By AlbionDrones)

Perhaps the most iconic Skye view of the Cuillins, Loch Scavaig, and the Small Isles - Rum, Eigg and Canna - from the remote village of Elgol, a classic photographic spot reimagined with the DJI Air3.

Taken on our last full day on Skye, as the weather was beginning to break - 25 mins later we were dodging the rain - but still the landscape was looking gorgeous.

The foreshore has an SSSI for fossils, but there are no restrictions for drone flying nor at the Car Parking area, which is where I flew from.

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Co-ordinates: 57.14569, -6.106949 • what3words: ///spines.trending.fraction

Glen Shiel Waterfall and Bridge (By dansdrone)

Beautiful view of the River Shiel and stone bridge that I couldn't quite figure out the purpose of - doesn't seem to go anywhere of note. Easy to get more than 50 meters from car park and able to maintain that separation from road with no problem. November flight outside of the restricted hours for RAF Low Flying.

Kept drone flight low and very close given proximity to road, and only flown when no other cars were parked in the car park. A little ways back down the road, there is a trailhead for hikers but again keeping the drone low and very close made this a non-issue.

GREAT for shots where you have a foreground element (a small hill, or the bridge, or a tree) that the drone can move around/focus on, with a gorgeous background in the shot.

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Co-ordinates: 57.16588, -5.325561 • what3words: ///firelight.noses.chaos

Cotter Force, Richmond (By D0c.Col)

The Falls and Cotterdale Beck.

Cotter Force is a small waterfall on Cotterdale Beck, a minor tributary of the River Ure, near the mouth of Cotterdale, a side dale in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England. Cotterdale Beck has several other smaller falls in its course before joining the Ure, but Cotter Force is the largest. The force is not visible from the road, but it takes only a short walk to reach it. It comprises a series of six steps each its own small waterfall with the largest single drop being about 5 feet (1.5 m). The force is narrower at 13 feet (4 m) at the top widening to 43 feet (13 m) at the bottom.[4] A short path allows easy access from the A684 near Holme Heads Bridge approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Hawes. After the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust carried out an upgrade to its footpath, Cotter Force is now accessible to wheelchair users and less mobile visitors and a small layby is right next to a sign adjacent to the path from the road.

Be aware, that if you want to get close to the action there is a lot of small branches to negotiate!

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Co-ordinates: 54.32284, -2.234763 • what3words: ///adapt.additives.chemistry

Lower Quirang and Loch Langaig, Flodigarry, Skye (By AlbionDrones)

Another from the recent Skye trip, this time a windier day, so altitude somewhat restricted to thje sheltered lower slopes of the Quirang, a couple of miles further north than the main Quirang TOAL point...

The Trotternish Landslip is huge, it stretches for about 10 miles, and the Quirang is the most resent part of it, still moving and roads have to be repaired yearly.

A coulpe of parking spots on the road near Loch Langaig offer a short walk to the Loch, which affords reasonable views to the landscape, a bit more of a walk allows for more open vistas...

There is an SSSI for rock formations, so TOAL at your own risk, however if you dont crash into the rocks you shold be fine...

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Co-ordinates: 57.65756, -6.254085 • what3words: ///baths.thinking.newly

Northern Spire Bridge (By mollin)

This is a good spot to explore both the Northern Spire Bridge and the derelict Cretehawser concrete boat on the River Wear.
The two-span, cable-stayed bridge opened in 2018, and rises to 105m.
The Cretehawser boat dates back to 1919.

Free roadside parking close by at W3W: ///winter.sadly.slows

Take the path down to the riverside at W3W: ///quick.orbit.copy

TOAL: W3W: ///diner.frames.sing

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Co-ordinates: 54.9167, -1.424477 • what3words: ///pays.video.ever

Sunderland Minster (By mollin)

There is plenty to explore here in the Bishopswearmouth area of the city.
The Mowbray Almshouses are just across the path from the church, but please be aware that the almshouses are occupied residences.

Sunderland Empire Theatre is just behind the church, as is the renowned Dun Cow pub, and the Fire Station (live music, theatre, and performance venue), while the famous Peacock venue is just along the street.

Watch out for seagulls…

Paid parking is close by at W3W: ///fetch.glare.firm (This is a ticketless car park that uses an ANPR system. Just park up, and pay at the machines before you leave. Starting price for 0-2 hours is £3 as at November 2023).

TOAL: W3W: ///fever.dame.ridge

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Co-ordinates: 54.90578, -1.388758 • what3words: ///bucket.stove.buck

Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre (By Kirky)

Purfleet on Thames Essex, has some stunning views across the Thames towards London Canary Wharf & towards tilbury docks, when I attended it was very very windy but still lots of people out, public walking dogs, family walks & taking in the views with a stroll along the embankment, was quite busy given the weather was not great, can imagine it being much nicer in the better weather, spoke to a few people whilst I was there, all seemed very fascinated by the drone & was very friendly, if I’m ever in this area again I would like to go back, did not stay long due to the windy weather & the drone bouncing around in the wind like mad, being a 795 gram drone I can only imagine today a sun 250g drone would have been mayhem, so if you decide to visit with a smaller drone do check the weather first, I went specifically to photograph the 26 soldiers silhouettes but there is a military museum there at this location as in the title, easy parking & lots of open space, a very nice little place in all, do be mindful of public if & when flying as I’m sure it does get busier,

https://purfleet-on-thames.org/places-to-go/

https://www.time1075.net/173265-2-display-silhouettes-unveiled-remembrance-memorial-purfleet/

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Co-ordinates: 51.48407, 0.229715 • what3words: ///planet.lately.trying

Scarisbrick Marina (By stevesb)

Parked in the car park. there is a tea room during opening hours for refreshments and the coffee wasn't half bad. I didn't ask for permission but i would assume if you wanted to then the cafe would be the place to do it. but if they said no there are footpaths all around and even the A570 bridge over the canal to launch from.

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Co-ordinates: 53.60029, -2.927678 • what3words: ///glue.earphones.boarding

Loch Fada and Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye (By AlbionDrones)

Small layby at south end of Loch Fada gives good views to the 5.7km distant Old Man of Storr on clear days, use this TOAL for the Loch and then relocate to flm the Storr from closer up - I uised a second TOAL at the other side of the Loch for intermediate footage, and a third opposite the Storr Car Park for closer in footage - All 3 flying AIR3 with strobes for increased visibility.

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Co-ordinates: 57.45763, -6.182655 • what3words: ///slowness.compound.jump

Hiorne Tower (By grandad1950)

A tower that dominates Arundel Park with good views of the surrounding parkland and countryside. Lots of good walks around the park. Parking in Arundel town or by the cricket pitch. TOAL in the park but it gets a bit muddy after a lot of rain

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Co-ordinates: 50.86357, -0.562702 • what3words: ///clattered.ditched.ditching

Lake 6 / Church Pool, Cotswold Water Park (By BudgieUK)

I was attending an event at the hotel, but it was a short walk to the Gateway Centre .... I took the signed footpath by the side of the centre, and TOAL was along the shore of the lake. I searched online, and looked at all the signs and notices I could find and there is no mention of drones.
This area is designated as a SSSI, but it was clear that there was no risk to breeding birds etc.
There is ample parking close by to the Gateway Centre.
Note: this is close to a couple of military bases, and DJI seem to think that this close to an imaginary NFZ, but there are no restrictions at this point

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Co-ordinates: 51.6713, -1.895665 • what3words: ///prefix.newlywed.grapevine

Beddington Park (By bmsleight)

Permission to fly is complex - https://moderngov.sutton.gov.uk/Data/Strategy%20Committee/20040405/Agenda/%24Report%20for%20item%207%20%20Appendix%20A.doc.pdf

"power-driven" means driven by the combustion of petrol vapour or other combustible substances. No person in the ground shall release any jet-propelled or rocket-Propelled power- driven model aircraft for flight or control the flight of such an aircraft.
Byelaw shall not apply to areas set aside by the Council for the flying of such
power-driven model aircraft in Beddington Park.

So either a drone is not powered an fly all the time. Otherwise is power can depending upon the * is radio controlled.

Just fly it is a big park.

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Co-ordinates: 51.37446, -0.146461 • what3words: ///nearly.media.faces

Salhouse Broad (By chris.manley)

Bit of a walk from the car park but well worth it when you get to the broad.

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Co-ordinates: 52.68879, 1.429489 • what3words: ///vowed.blazed.currently

Wray Castle, Ambleside (By D0c.Col)

Wray Castle is a charming Grade II listed Victorian neo-gothic mansion located in the Lake District, Cumbria, and England. It's situated on the western shore of Lake Windermere, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The castle, along with the adjacent church was built as a private residence in the 1840s for James Dawson, a retired Liverpool surgeon.

Despite its stronghold appearance it was never intended as a defensive fortification and therefore lacks many typical castle like characteristics. Instead, it served as a holiday home for the Dawson family. After James’ death in 1875 the estate was inherited by his fifteen year old nephew, Edward Preston Rawnsley. In 1877 Edward's cousin, Hardwicke Rawnsley, took up the appointment of vicar of Wray Church. To protect the countryside from damaging development, Hardwicke, acting on a notion conceived by John Ruskin, developed the idea of a National Trust that could buy and preserve places of natural beauty and historic interest for the nation.
In 1882, when Beatrix Potter was just 16 years old, her family rented Wray Castle for their summer holiday. This visit is said to have inspired Beatrix's love for the Lake District, and it marked the beginning of her deep affection for the region. She eventually settled in the Lake District and purchased Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey. It is said that the landscapes and surroundings of the Lake District, including her memories of Wray Castle, greatly influenced her work as a renowned author and illustrator, creating beloved children's books such as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit.”
In 1929 Wray Castle, along with 64 acres of land, were given to the National Trust by Sir Noton and Lady Barclay, the owners at that time. Since then, the castle has been used for a variety of purposes, such as a youth hostel, and from 1931 it housed the offices of the Freshwater Biological Association. From 1958 to 1998 it became a training college for Merchant Navy radio officers and was known as RMS Wray Castle).

In 2011 the National Trust proposed to lease the property stripped of its furnishings, for use as a hotel, but instead opened it to the public during the visitor season that year. High visitor numbers meant that the property had clear potential to be developed as a visitor attraction. In 2014 the Trust applied for retrospective planning permission to change the use of the listed building to visitor attraction and today, the public can explore its rooms, enjoy the beautiful grounds, and even participate in various family-friendly activities. The castle has a relaxed atmosphere, making it a delightful destination for those looking to experience the charm of the Lake District.

There is plenty of parking within the grounds itself and a number of National Trust granted public paths follow the Windermere Shoreline and across the property. I was able to launch the DJI mini 3 Pro from one of the Public Paths close to the Windermere Shoreline but inside the National Trust Property boundary. The castle was closed, as it was out-of-season, and VLOS was maintained, on this occasion, with the assistance of a spotter. Although there were plenty of walkers taking in the scenery at the time, I had no interaction with any of them! I suspect it maybe a different story in-season so be aware!

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Co-ordinates: 54.39904, -2.962124 • what3words: ///wreck.exposing.responses

Boston Stump (By pcaouolte)

St Botolph's Church is the Anglican parish church of Boston, Lincolnshire. It is referred to locally as Boston Stump or simply The Stump.

Construction of the church began in 1309 but the 266 feet (81m) tall tower was not begun until 1450 and completed between 1510 and 1520.

The tower can be seen for miles around; its prominence accentuated by the flat surrounding fenland countryside.

There is plenty of on-street parking nearby. TOAL from the Market Place which gets very busy during the day but tends to be quiet in the early morning. Market days are Wednesday & Saturday.

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Co-ordinates: 52.97858, -0.025071 • what3words: ///snap.goad.ahead

Halton Castle (By Matherian)

The castle is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster. It is leased from the Duchy by Halton Borough Council and managed by The Norton Priory Museum Trust. The courthouse is now a restaurant 'The Castle'. I parked in the car park by the castle and flew the drone from there. I was there outside of opening hours to avoid cars and public in general,

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Co-ordinates: 53.33273, -2.695948 • what3words: ///meanwhile.galaxies.guardian

Buckland Park Lake (By Badly_Drone_Boy)

Ideal place for all the family, ample car park with disabled parking area.
Parking very close to the lakes and toilets.

What3word parking area
///legs.rides.lime

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Co-ordinates: 51.24401, -0.232708 • what3words: ///loved.force.smile

The Long Mynd, Shropshire (By clinkadink)

Parking: 52.543644, -2.814280
TOAL: 52.554282, -2.844413

A walk up the stunning Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd in Shropshire. The views are nothing short of spectacular. The base area is National Trust, but at the top is not, but it is SSSI, so be mindful of wildlife.

Covering as much as 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of heather-covered hills with stunning views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Welsh hills, this is an important place for wildlife, geology and archaeology.

There are paths for walking, cycling and horse riding, you can even drive to the top of the hill to take in the views. In Carding Mill Valley there are excellent visitor facilities including a tea-room, toilets and car parking.

In Carding Mill Valley you can play in the stream, watch birds from the hide, pond dip and relax with a picnic; or you can simply use the Valley as your base for the day and head on up the hill for an adventure. You don't have to venture far out of the Valley to find your own piece of solitude on the Long Mynd.

The Long Mynd is an area of Common Land. It's cared for by a group of farmers, known as ‘commoners’, who graze sheep and ponies on the land. Learn about these 'Common Rights', which have been passed from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Discover how they have created a grazing pattern which has maintained this treasured upland heathland landscape and created a special ecology and habitat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Mynd

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Co-ordinates: 52.55389, -2.845056 • what3words: ///built.nudge.still

Polney Loch by Dunkeld (By Alfiebyre)

This small loch is an easy walk from Dunkeld along well defined paths. Parking is easy in and around Dunkeld and there are many walks in the vicinity

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Co-ordinates: 56.56946, -3.60631 • what3words: ///outraged.grid.geologist

Cromwell Lock & Weir (By G4YTK)

Flew from location shown. I did cross the lock bridge and later found out I should have not been on the island. The lock keeper was fine with me. If you go don't cross one of the two lock bridges, stay on the main bank.

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Co-ordinates: 53.14193, -0.79282 • what3words: ///testers.avoid.branched

Lewis & Harris View, Totscore, Skye (By AlbionDrones)

Amazing far reacvhing views over Skye and the sea to Lewis & Harris - and most of the rest of the Outer Hebrides.

The A855 Staffin road that follows the coast around the top of the Troternish Peninsula - lots of places to fly the drone, sadly the day we went this way it was very windy, so we couldnt fly in the more exposed places, but managed on the other side of the Isle.

Several layby's on the A855 Staffin road that will afford a reasonable TOAL point, although do watch out for Golden Eagles flying around - we saw one later that week!

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Co-ordinates: 57.61134, -6.36265 • what3words: ///outcasts.shunning.leaflet

The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye (By AlbionDrones)

The photogenic Fairy Pools on Skye, within an SSSI for Fauna, but no FRZ and there was no signage prohibiting drones.

The walk is a steep one down - and steeper coming back up - and although states 20 minutes, I would allow at least 2 or 3 hrs for exlporing and flying the drone - watch out for people, as you can see on my video, it is popular, and you need to keep distance unless you are using a MINI.

We visited on a Thursday morning, about 1000am,. and it was busy already, car park and loos, reasonable parking charges, but no other facilities, so take a drink along with you - although in summer I believe there is a good coffee shop a little further along the road...

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Co-ordinates: 57.25007, -6.256242 • what3words: ///chairs.inserting.resist

Traeth Bychan (By Steviegeek)

This flight was just on the edge of airport approach,
My altitude was limited to 23metres. If using this site STAY TO THE RIGHT to clear the airport restriction.

TOAL 53.341118, -4.233558 from a public beach.
POI area approx. 53.343430, -4.202490

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Co-ordinates: 53.34164, -4.230913 • what3words: ///relegate.sunset.fade

Bull Bay, Amlwch, Anglesey (By Steviegeek)

Parking is pretty relaxed, kebside restrictions are minimal

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Co-ordinates: 53.42276, -4.371724 • what3words: ///stuck.noise.gurgling

Crowland Abbey (By pcaouolte)

There is a free car park next to the Abbey. TOAL from the fairly quiet public highway in front of the Abbey.

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Co-ordinates: 52.67643, -0.165276 • what3words: ///pitching.procures.remake

Arundel Castle (By pcaouolte)

Drones are not permitted within the Castle grounds or gardens but there are plenty of places to TOAL nearby. I found a quiet location near the football ground off Mill Road which is also near a pay and display car park.

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Co-ordinates: 50.8557, -0.553238 • what3words: ///standards.sleepless.flicks

Lealt Falls (By AlbionDrones)

The once well hidden double waterfall of Lealt, now with car parking and viewing platform, making it very busy on a sunny late October autumn day, but a short wait was rewarded with some great footage.

It would be good to go back when the sun illuminated the glen / valley, and when there were less people around, in order to get the drone closer in to the falls, but given the circmstance I am happy with what we have managed to capture, perhaps June next year will afford us another chance...

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Co-ordinates: 57.56557, -6.155236 • what3words: ///converter.cheaply.adopting

Portree, Isle of Skye (By AlbionDrones)

The capital town of Skye, and oe of the 20 most beautiful towns in the UK...

Use the long stay car park and TOAL from there, the flight was within 500m and using a MINI3 Pro, no FRZ, and VLOS easily maintained if you climb as you approach the harbour - alternatively if we had had more time I could have relocated to film from there, but time was not with us on this day - going back in June though..

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Co-ordinates: 57.41201, -6.196172 • what3words: ///debut.attracts.clouding

East Beach Cafe, Littlehampton (By pcaouolte)

TOAL from the beach which is foreshore. Parking available on street or in the public car park behind the café.

The café is clad with Corten steel and sits next to the shingle beach.

As a bonus the meals that the café provides can be recommended.

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Co-ordinates: 50.80259, -0.5329 • what3words: ///spends.lined.fired

The Quirang, Trotternish, Skye (By AlbionDrones)

The iconic Quirang - a landslip that is still moving towards the sea - on the Trotternish Peninsula on Skye. Lots of amazing rock formations and stunning views over to the mainland and on to Lewis and Harris - if the weather plays ball and the visibility is good.

The site is an SSSI, for the geology, and although Golden Eagle are in the area, we found it was reasonably safe to fly.

For our flight we parked at the cemetary and walked up onto the hills, staying outside the SSSI while also affording good VLOS.

Lots of walkers, so be aware of them and do not overfly unles your drone is sub 250gm.

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Co-ordinates: 57.63821, -6.272732 • what3words: ///battle.respect.flattery

Clashnessie (By Grockerman)

Beautiful village of Clashnessie boasts a marvelous, petite beach nestled amidst a stunning natural canvas of mountains, a pristine shoreline, and a picturesque waterfall. Convenient parking is available right at the beach's doorstep.

///perfumes.print.adverbs
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Co-ordinates: 58.22457, -5.309744 • what3words: ///waitress.bleat.polices

Lochinver Outskirts (By Grockerman)

The Highland's stunning landscape just beyond Lochinver is a sight to behold. You can gaze upon the distant mountains from a quaint parking spot just off the main road.

///fastening.stables.almost
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Co-ordinates: 58.16784, -5.185788 • what3words: ///suckle.refrained.happily

Ogwen Falls (By Damocles)

There is parking at a small centre, access to the waterfall is down the road from the centre through a small entrance in the wall on the roadside

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Co-ordinates: 53.12468, -4.02113 • what3words: ///zoned.release.drags

Norse Mill and Kiln (By Cobbers)

The mill was once powered by water from the stream from the nearby Loch Roinavat.
I flew from the small car park closeby.
Two traditionally constructed and thatched stone buildings set into a small river valley.
Lewis was once home to as many as 200 small horizontal wheel mills. What is variously know as Shawbost Mill or the Mill of the Blacksmiths remained active until the 1930s, though the last still operational in Lewis only stopped turning in 1945.

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Co-ordinates: 58.31886, -6.707424 • what3words: ///dandelions.aquatics.lonely

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village (Outer Hebrides) (By Cobbers)

Seaside village built in the 1800s offering simple accommodation in restored cottages, plus a cafe.
Address: 5A Garenin, Isle of Lewis HS2 9AL
I flew from the beach area having visited the village and museum.

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Co-ordinates: 58.29654, -6.795122 • what3words: ///giving.reworked.toasters

Ruins of St Andrew's Church - Bircham Tofts (By Cobbers)

This medieval church is in ruins, although parts of the nave and tower survive. Some of the surviving walls may date to the 13th century, with 15th elements and they also show evidence for a 19th-century restoration of the church.
Protected Status: Listed Building
Church Ln, Bircham Tofts, King's Lynn PE31 6QW

I flew from where Church Lane meets Green Hill Lane. You can park at this point as Green Hill Lane is overgrown and not in use.

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Co-ordinates: 52.86071, 0.639423 • what3words: ///headless.sums.hours

Bet 365 Stadium (By stubbyd)

I took off and landed from a public towpath and thus no permissions were needed.

That said, the footpath falls within a DJI GEO Zone so if you have a DJI drone you will likely require to obtain an unlock code. I found the process straightforward enough and as I was flying at 7am in the morning I had no concerns over being held accountable...

Whilst here you could always take shots of Trentham Lakes, or the canal, etc... parking is either in Trentham Lakes or you find somewhere nearby - for e.g. layby near the top end of the stadium and you can walk down the footpath that goes alomngside it.

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Co-ordinates: 52.98661, -2.180492 • what3words: ///radar.pines.fresh

Swansea Marina (By Cobbers)

As seen in the second part of my video, the Marina is a nice environment to fly. Felt very safe and yet lots of things to film. The Tawe lock was in constant use making for a good focal point. Another sea lock is nearby too. As a new flyer, I was not brave enough to fly here in the dark but I intend to return at some point to try a night hyperlapse.

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Co-ordinates: 51.61676, -3.932417 • what3words: ///junior.manual.mash

Mumbles Head Pier and Lighthouse (By Cobbers)

Great location to fly from as it looks out across the two Mumbles Lifeboat Houses and the Pier. In the other direction, you can fly across Bracelet bay. From the Braclet Bay car park you can have VLOS for the Mumbles lighthouse.

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Co-ordinates: 51.56855, -3.978376 • what3words: ///served.fries.nightlife

The Hawthorns West Browmich Albion FC (By Andy_B)

TAOL on any public road around the stadium.
DJI NFZ present.

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Co-ordinates: 52.50839, -1.964983 • what3words: ///fleet.rams.singer

Calanais Stone Circle, Isle of Lewis (By AlbionDrones)

An autumn overnight visit to Lewis and Harris with friends - while staying for a week in Skye - and unseasonably clement weather afforded the oportunity to visit at dawn...
Calanais has no FRZ and no 'No Drone' signs, however being owned by a local charity I thought it best to TOAL from the parking space on thje road next to the site and fly from there. As wind was negligible I used the MINI3 for the flight in order to ensure I was able to overfly friends and other visitors.

A friend suggested the music track, which fits perfectly, and drove the edit of something rather unique - thank you Shani...

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Co-ordinates: 58.19807, -6.74468 • what3words: ///billiard.dabbled.micro

Bescot Stadium Walsall FC (By Andy_B)

TAL from either public footpaths around the stadium, or the british rail car park

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Co-ordinates: 52.56428, -1.991287 • what3words: ///bend.tricky.stop

Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire (By D0c.Col)

The Trentham Estate in Staffordshire, England features in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was listed as a royal manor valued at 115 shillings. Trentham Hall was sold to James Leveson in 1540. Sir Richard Leveson had a new house built in the Elizabethan style in 1634 but it was demolished to make way for a later Georgian house. Sir William Leveson-Gower, 4th Baronet, built a new house on the site in 1690 and around 1730, John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower, erected a hall based on Buckingham House. This was to be substantially altered by his son, 1st Marquess of Stafford, between 1775 – 1778. The 2nd Duke of Sutherland commissioned Charles Barry, to add an extension to parts of the house that dated between 1833 to 1842 while working on a rebuild of the Palace of Westminster. The focal point of the building was a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) campanile clock tower. The original approach to the hall was from the west, and had an Italianate grand entrance and a one-storey semicircular arcade range with side wings. Charles had continued to improve the house for another decade adding a new block with state bedrooms, dressing rooms, a servant's quarters and a clock tower all commonly referred to as the Riding School. Standing on the edge of a large cobbled stableyard it was the final major addition to the property and sadly now is virtually the only structure that remains of the 1851 imposing and once quoted "elegant mansion ".
The 18th and 19th Century Parkland that surrounded Trentham Hall was designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the Shakespeare of English garden design. The house served as the Staffordshire seat of the Dukes of Sutherland.
In the southern area of the Trentham Estate stands the monument to the 1st Duke of Sutherland. This colossal statue was raised in 1834 at the instigation of the second Duke, a year after the first Duke's death. The hall was one of many to be demolished in the 20th century, and was considered one of the greatest losses of the era. The River Trent no longer fed the lake in front of the hall, but still passed the edge of the estate. Sewage and effluent from the nearby potteries polluted it making life at the hall VERYvery unpleasant. The hall was abandoned as a residence in 1905 and was offered to Staffordshire County Council on condition that it be used as an institute of higher education. However an agreement could not be reached and with the council concerned that pollution from the Trent would render a residential institution at the hall undesirable, the county council declined the offer in 1906. The Duke of Sutherland then decided to offer the estate to the six Potteries towns the following year in the event that they went ahead with plans to merge into a single county borough, but after their 1910 federation, the new Stoke-on-Trent Corporation also declined the offer in 1911 due to its high potential cost of maintenance. This was to be the hall’s death knell and the 4th Duke of Sutherland ordered it to be demolished in 1912, although the sculpture gallery, clock tower and parish church along with a few other buildings, were saved from destruction, their Grade II listed remains are still on the Heritage at Risk Register.The 1758 ‘Capability Brown’ designed gardens were superimposed over an earlier formal design of Charles Bridgeman but the current layout of Trentham Gardens are based on the surviving Barry formal gardens of the 1840s and in 2012 the Trentham Estate was selected as the site of a Royal Diamond Jubilee wood. Since the turn of the millennium, Trentham Gardens has undergone a £120 million redevelopment as a leisure destination and it’s regeneneration includes restoration of the Italian gardens and adjacent woodlands. The goal is to avoid a theme park-like attraction, but instead offer "authentic experiences" for all ages.

Trentham Gardens is easily found in Google Maps and parking is plentiful, even on the busiest of days in the shopping village. TOAL was just behind the Church and can be accessed by walking passed the left of the garden centre over the river bridge between the white stable buildings and onto the public road behind the church. The Park"s staff are always noticeable around the park itself and although not in a FRZ they do not allow TOAL on their grounds.


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Co-ordinates: 52.96601, -2.201651 • what3words: ///bats.oath.knee

Torridge Vale / Dairy Crest milk factory (By Howard)

The derelict former Dairy Crest creamery, Taddiport, Great Torrington, Devon; the so-called Legend Dairy (say it out loud).

The dairy was founded in 1873-4 and closed in 1993. Recent discoveries of asbestos have slowed development of the site, which has been sold for housing. Urbex types have been here many times and there's plenty of graffiti amid the scenes of general desolation.

A road runs through the site and there is parking nearby. The buildings are off-limits but there are gaps in the security everywhere. It is said there have been two suicides at the site and that others have been killed or seriously injured in accidents.

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Co-ordinates: 50.94847, -4.15575 • what3words: ///responses.stylists.harvest

Goodrich Castle (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.874321, -2.617586

Couldn't find a decent place to TOAL from, so settled for the carpark. The signal is not great if you choose to fly from there.

Goodrich Castle takes its name from an English landowner, Godric, who built the first castle here in the late 11th century. Its fine Norman keep was added a generation later.

When William de Valence, a French nobleman, rebuilt the castle in the late 13th century, he created one of the most up-to-date castles of his day. Its impressive defences enclosed residential buildings of great complexity and sophistication.
Much of the castle was ruined by mortar fire in 1646, when Parliamentarians besieged it during the Civil War. Its Royalist garrison surrendered after a two-month siege.

Parliament used a locally made cannon called Roaring Meg to bombard the garrison into submission. The only surviving mortar from the Civil War, it is now on display in the castle courtyard.

In the 18th and 19th centuries the overgrown ruins became a magnet for visitors, attracted by the Wye valley’s historic monuments and untamed scenery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodrich_Castle

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Co-ordinates: 51.87681, -2.61574 • what3words: ///duke.outdone.regulator

Welsh Newton (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.848302, -2.719135

One of those "stop the car" moments. Unplanned but fortunate enough to stumble across the place. It is simply stunning.

Welsh Newton is a small village and civil parish in the county of Herefordshire, England. It is located close to the border with Wales to which the parish extends towards Monmouthshire. It should not be confused with Newton, a township-chapelry in Clodock Parish and near Longtown, or with Newton Leominister. Its postal address is in Wales, with Monmouth as its post town.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Newton

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Co-ordinates: 51.85007, -2.720925 • what3words: ///fallen.universal.built

Pembridge Castle (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.869025, -2.745608

The first thing to be borne in mind about Pembridge castle is that it is thirty miles south of Pembridge village. The reason for this is that both places share a family name. The village of Pembridge between Kington and Leominster gave its name to an Anglo-Norman family. They in turn gave their name to the second Pembridge castle at Welsh Newton by Monmouth. It should be remembered that the second Pembridge castle is a better description of the castle at Welsh Newton as there is a first Pembridge castle within the village of Pembridge itself. The purpose of the article which follows is to chronicle the history of the Pembridge family and unravel the history of Pembridge castle.

It is not certain when the manor of Pembridge came into the hands of the family that was to bear its name. In Domesday the manor (Penebruge) was held by Alfred Marlborough, the lord of Ewias Harold. Here it was noted that the land had been held by Earl Harold before Domesday at a value of £16, and according to the canons of St Guthlac's he and his father, Earl Godwine, had seized it illegally from them. The land had been waste in 1066 and was now worth £10 10s. Interestingly the land was measured as being of eleven hides minus one virgate. The question is why is one virgate missing from the productive land that the Domesday surveyors were looking for? It has been suggested elsewhere that castles were ignored in the survey simply because they were drains on local resources, rather than sources of revenue. If this is the case at Pembridge it may well suggest that the castle was already in existence in this border area. It would therefore seem likely that Ralph Pembridge (1075-1103+) was the first member of that family name to be granted the town by William Braose of Bramber (1073-c.1094). William apparently became lord of Radnor, some time soon after the Domesday survey. Some time in the period 1119 to 1139 and probably between 10 July 1137 and April 1138, it was noted that all the estates of Alfred Marlborough were in the hands of Miles Gloucester (c.1119-43) except for Pembridge. This was elsewhere noted as being held by William Braose.

Ralph Pembridge was one the leading men of the district who witnessed a grant of Philip Braose at Radnor, probably in the period 1094 to 1120, soon after the death of William Braose about 1094. By 1203 his descendant, Henry Pembridge, held five knights' fees in Herefordshire, which almost certainly included Pembridge. Henry died in 1211 and Ralph Pembridge fined with king John for 100 marks and one good horse to enjoy possession of his father's lands. Of this amount he immediately paid 25 marks into the Treasury. Ralph may well have been dead by 22 November 1221 when first mention is made of another Henry Pembridge who had certainly inherited Pembridge by 1230 when his overlord, William Braose, was executed by Llywelyn ab Iorwerth. The lordship of Radnor was subsequently passed into the custody of Ralph Mortimer of Wigmore (1211-1246) who married one of the Braose heiress's to his own eldest son Roger Mortimer of Wigmore (1232-82). In 1242 Henry Pembridge was noted as holding Pembridge and the adjacent vills for one knight's fee of the honour of Radnor, then in the custody of Ralph Mortimer.

By 1249 it was noted that Henry Pembridge held Burton of Roger Mortimer's land of Radnor and soon after Henry was made escheator of Worcestershire, an office in which he was replaced on 4 May 1251 by Simon Ribbesford, another Mortimer tenant. Around this time Henry appears to have married Elizabeth Gamages, and through her inherited the lordships and castles of Boughrood and Trewern in Elfael. In 1255 Henry was made sheriff of Hereford, and pursued his new office with great diligence, and consequently tripling the paperwork being kept at the Exchequer. At the start of the first Welsh War of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd in 1256 Henry Pembridge and his overlord Roger Mortimer of Wigmore, appear to have acted in unison for on 28 June 1258 a commission of oyer and terminer was given to Gilbert Talbot and Robert Turbeville touching trespasses and excesses committed against Roger Mortimer and Henry Pembridge in the parts of Wales, by Roger Tony, Richard Thunderley and Alan the constable of Painscastle. No doubt this concerned the manors of Boughrood and Trewern, which Henry therefore appears to have been holding as a member of the lordship of Radnor. On 23 February 1259 Henry was ordered to send 100 marks, from where he was serving with the army of Monmouth, to Roger Mortimer as part payment of his debt to the Crown, in order that Roger could continue his war against the Welsh. Roger's war took a decided turn for the worse in November 1262 when he, with Humphrey Bohun, was defeated at Cefnllys by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd. As a consequence on 24 December the king ordered Henry Pembridge and others to defend the Marches, and soon afterwards Henry Pembridge in particular was ordered to defend 'his castle in the Marches'. Whether this castle was one at Pembridge, Pembridge Castle at Welsh Newton, Boughrood or Trewern is unknown, but one would suspect that Boughrood is meant, although all these regions were then directly threatened by Llywelyn.

That Henry Pembridge was ordered to defend one of his castles suggests that he had already taken the baronial side in the brewing conflict that was to be called the Barons' War. This impression is strengthened on 6 March 1264 when Henry Pembridge and other Marchers were ordered to stop Llywelyn, who was attacking the king's men in the Marches. Those actually being attacked at the time were none other than Roger Mortimer and his supporters and it would appear that Henry was not supporting his overlord, if not directly moving against him at this time. Whatever the case, Henry Pembridge survived the battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265 and was at the council of Westminster in September. Here he insulted Prince Edmund and, enraged, set fire to Warwick before being captured by the royalists. Henry was then given into the charge of Roger Mortimer, who had his own grudges to settle. Henry and his family were incarcerated at Wigmore castle and his estates forfeited to his overlord of Radnor. Roger then forced him to make a formal conveyance of Pembridge to him and ratify this before the court of the county at Hereford. Then, holding his sons hostage, Roger took him to Clarendon where he acknowledged his quit-claim before the king. Four instruments recording this are still preserved in the Mortimer cartulary, and well show Roger's determination to gain the rich land of Pembridge. On 16 November 1265 the king ordered the restoration to Henry of all the lands he had lost to the king's enemies. As Roger Mortimer had never been the king's enemy this did not include Pembridge and Henry Pembridge Junior failed in his 1267 attempt to regain the vill, and with this the Pembridge family appear to have accepted the loss, with Pembridge from now on being a demesne land of the lordship of Radnor. They remained however, lords of Pembridge castle by Welsh Newton until the death of Richard Pembridge in 1346.

The current ruins of Pembridge castle were founded before 1208 by Matilda St Valery, the Amazonian wife of William Braose (d.1211). The western front of the castle consists of a fine three storey round keep standing in a corner between a great hall and solar block and a much rebuilt twin-towered gatehouse. Although the towers here are unequal there are other gatehouses like this throughout the British Isles. Various English examples survive at Beeston, Bungay, Clifford, Dover, Longtown, St Briavels, the Tower of London and Whittington. In Wales they exist at Caerphilly, Carmarthen, Chepstow, Criccieth, Degannwy, Dinas Bran, Llanstephan, Llawhaden, Oystermouth, Powis, Rhuddlan, Tinboeth and White Castle. In Scotland they can be found at Kildrummy and Urquhart and finally elsewhere in Ireland at Carrickfergus, Castle Roche, Limerick and Roscommon.

The eastern front boasts the castle chapel and two unique turrets. Much of the castle still stands to battlement height, although much Victorian rebuilding has taken place. The castle is now a private house, rarely open to the public.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembridge_Castle

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Co-ordinates: 51.8698, -2.744954 • what3words: ///biggest.compiler.observer

Grosmont Castle (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.915628, -2.867284

Grosmont is a member of an illustrious trio of strongholds. Along with Skenfrith and White Castle, it’s one of the ‘Three Castles of Gwent’ built by the Normans to control a key section of troublesome border country. The original earth-and-timber stronghold, build on a gros mont (French for ‘big hill’), was later replaced in stone.

It experienced an active life. Thirteenth-century reconstruction included the gatehouse and circular towers. Remodelling a century later gave Grosmont apartments fit for a noble household, but by the 15th century the castle was in the wars again, besieged in the rebellion led by charismatic Welsh leader Owain Glyndŵr.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosmont_Castle

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Co-ordinates: 51.86804, -2.912478 • what3words: ///hawks.elite.compacts

Raglan Castle (By clinkadink)

Parking: in their car park
TOAL: 51.769037, -2.849012

Lovely castle, and since it's CADW, they allow TOAL from their land with no NT snobbery.

Raglan castle is an impressive late medieval building and although now ruined, it remains a striking presence in the landscape of south-east Wales. Much of what remains at Raglan dates from the 15th century, the period of the Wars of the Roses and the rise of the Tudor dynasty. The Great Tower is the most impressive of the buildings from this period, dominating the two courtyards of the castle.

Sir William ap Thomas was a veteran of the French wars and started work on the structure around 1435 including overseeing the construction of the Great Tower.

After Sir William’s death in 1461, his son William Herbert became Baron Herbert of Raglan and embarked on an ambitious building programme to reflect his new status. He developed suites of accommodation around the Fountain Court, built the Pitched Stone Court, and constructed the gatehouse to both impress and intimidate visitors to the castle.

Sir William Herbert was a key figure in the politics of the late 15th century. During the War of the Roses he supported Edward IV. The reward for his loyalty was considerable, providing him with the title Earl of Pembroke, and sufficient resources to convert Raglan into a palace like fortress.

In 1469, Sir William Herbert was captured by Lancastrian supporters at the Battle of Edgecote and put to death. At this time the work was unfinished.

Raglan underwent its final transformation when the castle passed to the Somersets, earls of Worcester. William Somerset, the third Earl of Worcester, remodelled the hall range, built a long gallery and extended the Pitched Stone Court. He also created a garden with long walled terraces and a lake.

The castle was besieged for ten weeks in 1646 by parliamentarian troops and ultimately destroyed. In the years that followed Raglan was abandoned and left to decay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raglan_Castle

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Co-ordinates: 51.7704, -2.850106 • what3words: ///silver.belts.rekindle

World of Wedgwood, Barlaston (By D0c.Col)

The Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Staffordshire, England, houses an extensive collection of Wedgwood pottery and artefacts, exhibiting the company's history and creativity. The British pottery company was founded by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759. Wedgwood earned the favour of various European monarchs, including Queen Charlotte of England and Catherine the Great of Russia. The company was granted a royal warrant by various British monarchs and became known as "The Queen's Potter."
The new purpose-built visitor centre and museum was built in Barlaston in 1975 and later remodelled in 1985. A video theatre was added and a new gift shop, as well as an expanded demonstration area, where visitors could watch pottery being made. A further renovation costing £4.5 million was carried out in 2000 and included access to the main factory along with a visitor centre, restaurant and tea room. T

In 1986, Waterford Glass Group plc purchased Wedgwood plc for $360 million dollars but whilst Wedgwood went on to deliver a $39 million dollar profit in 1998 Waterford unfortunately produced a loss of $29 million dollars, after which the group was renamed Waterford Wedgwood plc. In 2009, following years of financial problems at group level, and after it’s shares dropped significantly in the global financial crisis of 2008, Waterford Wedgwood was placed into administration with only 1,800 employees remaining to run the company as a "going concern."
During this time a company factory in Jakarta was producing bone china under both Wedgwood and Royal Doulton brands. In order to reduce costs the majority of production of both brands has been transferred to Indonesia, with only a small number of high-end products continuing to be made in the UK.
The collection with 80,000 works of art, ceramics, manuscripts, letters and photographs faced being sold off to help satisfy pension debts, however, The Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund as well as various trusts and businesses contributed donations to buy the collection and in October 2014, it was finally purchased and donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, although it continued to be displayed, on loan, at the Wedgwood Museum.

TOAL couldn't be any easier as I used the back edge of their carpark. I did ask if it was okay to film there and they said no problem but I did leave out the fact that I'd be using my mini 3 Pro! It gets pretty busy there so go early or late in the day for a relatively easy time and avoid flying over crowds. Google Maps will take you right there and not far away are:
The Plume and Feathers Pub owned by the actor Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly and Bob The Builder) - less than 3 minutes away by car and they do a cracking pub lunch or book the Restaurant.
Trentham Gardens and Shopping Outlet and Garden Centre - 10minutes by car.

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Co-ordinates: 52.95594, -2.170846 • what3words: ///metals.films.reach

Happisburgh Beach and Lighthouse (By chris.manley)

There is a field next to the car park with suggestions about drone flying regarding privacy - Common sense really. If you head down to the beach, go to the left for some fantastic scenery.

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Co-ordinates: 52.82207, 1.537721 • what3words: ///stolen.older.harp

The Ugly House (Ty Hyll) (By LordEdam)

If parking in their small car park please visit the cafe to support the Snowdonia Society.

If you’re flying DJI you will need an unlock code due to a nearby army training camp (it’s only a DJI authorisation zone so immediate unlock through the app is fine)

https://www.visitconwy.org.uk/things-to-do/ty-hyll-the-ugly-house-p284731

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Co-ordinates: 53.10072, -3.859516 • what3words: ///melts.afternoon.vows

Tanners Lane Beach (By HantsFlyer)

A lovely not too busy location on the Solent to capture a flight over the coastal marshland and surround area.

Access via Tanners Lane which parking is available on the sides of the lane.

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Co-ordinates: 50.7554, -1.486844 • what3words: ///diplomat.withdraws.overlook

Normans bay (By grandad1950)

Park by the caravan site TOAL from the beach. Mainly coastal scenery and can easily be combined with visits to Cooden Beach Pevensey bay and Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour

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Co-ordinates: 50.82573, 0.395998 • what3words: ///lifestyle.creeps.mothering

Ingleton Quarry (By TallTakes)

Parking very limited but you may be lucky at this what 3 words location ///under.crate.paddocks

There is public footpath opposite that takes you to a viewing area

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Co-ordinates: 54.1598, -2.450101 • what3words: ///lifted.majors.sorry

Little Moreton Hall, Congleton (By D0c.Col)

LITLE MORETON HALL
Little Moreton Hall first appears in the historical record in 1271, but the present building dates from the early 16th century with the earliest parts of the house built for the prosperous Cheshire landowner William Moreton around 1504. The remainder was constructed in stages by subsequent generations of the family until about 1610 making the building highly irregular, with three asymmetrical structures forming a small, rectangular cobbled courtyard.

The house remained in the possession of the Moreton family for almost 450 years, until ownership was transferred to the National Trust in 1938. Little Moreton Hall and its sandstone bridge that spans the moat, are Grade I listed and the grounds on which Little Moreton Hall stands is protected as a Scheduled Monument.

The Dissolution of the Monasteries in the mid-16th century provided further opportunities for the Moretons to add to their estate, and by the early years of Elizabeth I's reign, William Moreton II owned an area of 1,360 acres containing a cornmill, orchards, gardens, and an iron bloomery with water-powered hammers, all then valued around £24 pounds.

In 1546 William Moreton's son, also called William, replaced the original west wing with a new range, housing service rooms on the ground floor as well as a porch, gallery, and three interconnected rooms on the first floor, one of which had access to a garderobe or privvy. In 1559 William had a new floor inserted at gallery level in the Great Hall, and added the two large bay windows looking onto the courtyard, built so close to each other that their roofs abut one another. The south wing was added around 1560 by William Moreton II's son, John. It includes the Gatehouse and a third storey containing the 21m Long Gallery. A small kitchen and Brew-house block was added to the south wing in about 1610 and was the last major extension to the house.

The fortunes of the Moreton family declined during the English Civil War. As supporters of the Royalist cause, they found themselves isolated in a neighbourhood of Parliamentarians. Little Moreton Hall was requisitioned by the Parliamentarians in 1643 and used as soldiers quarters. The family successfully petitioned for its restitution, and survived the Civil War but at a huge financial loss. Their attempts to sell the full estate, failed and only several parcels of land were sold. William Moreton died in 1654 leaving debts of £3,000–£4,000, the equivalent to approximately £14 million today. The family's fortunes never fully recovered, and by the late 1670s they no longer lived in Little Moreton Hall, renting it out instead to a series of tenant farmers. The Dale family took over the tenancy in 1841, and were still in residence more than 100 years later. By 1847 most of the house was unoccupied, and the deconsecrated Chapel was being used as a coal cellar and storeroom. Little Moreton Hall was in a ruinous condition; its windows were boarded up and its roof was rotten.

In 1912, Elizabeth bequeathed the house to a cousin, Charles Abraham the Bishop of Derby, stipulating that it must never be sold. Abraham opened up Little Moreton Hall to visitors, and guided tours were conducted by the Dales.

Abraham transferred ownership to the National Trust in 1938. The Dale family continued to farm the estate until 1945, and acted as caretakers for the National Trust until 1955.

The house stands on an island surrounded by a 10 m wide moat, which was dug between the 13th or 14th century to enclose an earlier building on the site. There is no evidence that the moat served any defensive purpose, and as with many other moated sites, it was probably intended as a status symbol. Running the entire length of the south range the Long Gallery is roofed with heavy gritstone slabs, the weight of which has caused the supporting floors below to bow and buckle. The crossbeams between the arch-braced roof trusses were probably added in the 17th century to prevent the structure from "bursting apart" under the load.

The TOAL was from a grass verge directly outside of the NT boundary on the A34. I parked in the Little Moreton Hall carpark without any issue as I'm a member. It is probably the easiest NT property to film as its a compact small site. The South Cheshire Way runs directly in front of the hall and carry's on through a farm field but I didn't fly from there as the tall trees would prevent VLOS and interfere with the signal.

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Co-ordinates: 53.12561, -2.254015 • what3words: ///stepping.variously.breeding

West end of Eastbourne (By grandad1950)

Free parking on B2103 and TOAL easy around beach. Good at low tide as there are interesting underwater chalk structures. Cliffs, beach , gardens and parks all worth a look. A different set of views of Eastbourne.

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Co-ordinates: 50.75294, 0.272025 • what3words: ///stamp.goat.view

Twin Lakes (By BernieS)

From Capel Curig, drive past the Plas y Brenin mountain school, & there is limited parking on the left. If that's full then there is further parking down the road by the lake,

Don't go too far however, otherwise you will encroach on NT land & a bearded man in sandals will leap out from behind a bush & wave his walking stick at you!

I've never seen fast movers in this particular valley, however it does get used by military rotary wing stuff, so keep your ears open.

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Co-ordinates: 53.10194, -3.919638 • what3words: ///slick.shades.crinkled

Ladle Hill Iron Age Fort (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.312841, -1.295252

Ladle Hill includes an unfinished Early Iron Age hillfort, a disc barrow, a saucer barrow and sections of two linear earthworks of Bronze Age date situated on Ladle Hill.

The longer of the two earthworks runs along the western edge of Great Litchfield Down and is incorporated in the ditch of the hillfort which occupies the summit of the hill; the second earthwork runs on a north to south alignment c.30m to its east. The saucer barrow lies within the hillfort and the disc barrow is outside it, c.30m to the north. Another upstanding section of the longer earthwork lies c.1.1km further to the south west and is the subject of a separate scheduling.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladle_Hill

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Co-ordinates: 51.3082, -1.314322 • what3words: ///spurned.genetics.deriving

Heaven's Gate (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.314288, -1.350892

Sat within the grounds of Highclere Estate, Heaven’s Gate, a red brick arch on Siddown Hill, was originally built so quickly (within two weeks) that it fell down. No one was hurt and it was then again re-built in 1747. It was a mile and a half off from the house at the end of a double planted avenue on a direct line of sight from the imposing Tudor gatehouse. It was likely named for William Shakespeare’s sonnet No.29.

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101339737-heavens-gate-highclere

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Co-ordinates: 51.31602, -1.361434 • what3words: ///insect.fuses.hampers

The Grange at Northington (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.125640, -1.197026

It looks as if the building is about to undergo a full refurb.

The Grange at Northington, Hampshire, is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Europe. First built in the 1660s as a Palladian brick mansion, it was transformed in the early 19th century into a magnificent neoclassical residence resembling a Greek temple, complete with resplendent Doric portico. After years of neglect, the house was dramatically saved from demolition in 1975 when it was taken into state care, and now provides a striking venue for an annual festival of opera.

Sir Robert Henley (c.1624–92), a successful lawyer and politician, bought the estate and modest country house known as The Grange in 1662. Three years later, he commissioned the architect William Samwell to build a new impressive residence.

Samwell was a follower of Inigo Jones, the architect who introduced the Palladian style to Britain. Samwell created a grand brick mansion house which displayed his skill in planning and interior proportions. The great staircase was particularly magnificent, rising from the ground to the roof.

The Grange was drastically transformed in the early years of the 19th century. The impulse for the transformation came from the young owner, Henry Drummond (1786–1860), whose grandfather, a successful banker, had bought the house from the Henley family. Rich and impulsive, he wanted to remodel the house in the latest neoclassical style, emulating the architecture of ancient Greek buildings.

In 1808 he commissioned his friend William Wilkins (1778–1839), a promising young architect and antiquary who had been much influenced by his recent travels to Greece and Asia Minor, to remodel the house.

Unfortunately, Drummond disliked the result, and sold the estate in 1817 to his neighbour Alexander Baring (1773–1848), an international financier. Baring employed first Robert Smirke to extend the house to the west, and then Charles Robert Cockerell to finish this wing in 1823–5 with a conservatory and dining room.

Most of this later work was demolished in the 1970s, apart from the conservatory. This was converted into a ballroom in 1890.

The Grange and its estate were sold in 1933, and the buildings were occupied by the army during the Second World War.

In 1964 the family bought the estate back for use as a farm, and in 1969 they obtained planning permission to demolish the now empty house. The public outcry that ensued saved The Grange: the house, conservatory and a small area of pleasure ground were taken into state guardianship in 1975. Today The Grange provides a venue for opera performances, which take place in a custom-built theatre in the conservatory.

The Grange staircase, which was dismantled in the 1970s and then sold, was eventually bought back, and was reinstated in 2009 thanks to the generosity of members of Grange Park Opera.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grange,_Northington

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Co-ordinates: 51.12193, -1.198029 • what3words: ///shapeless.descended.twisting

Farley Mount Monument (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.061829, -1.418313

The site is named after the famous monument to the horse named 'Beware Chalk Pit'. It belonged to Paulet St John, the 3rd Earl of Bolingbroke. The horse carried its owner to a racing victory in 1734, just a year after it fell into a chalk pit during a fox-hunt.

The inscription on the plaque on the north wall reads:

"Underneath lies buried a horse, the property of Paulet St. John Esq, that in the month of September 1733 leaped into a chalk pit twenty-five feet deep a foxhunting with his master on his back and in October 1734 he won the Hunters Plate on Worthy Downs and was rode by his owner and was entered in the name of Beware Chalk Pit".

The all round views from the monument are impressive. The monument itself can be seen from far and wide, particularly when the sun reflects off the white walls.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farley_Mount

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Co-ordinates: 51.05926, -1.426196 • what3words: ///closet.grudging.declines

Bury Hill Hillfort (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.189276, -1.503833

Bury Hill is an ancient Iron Age hillfort which encloses about 22 acres, the earliest phase represented by the slight univallate rampart and ditch north and west of the stronger bivallate later earthworks, part of which overlies the earlier work. Re-occupation continued well into the Roman period. Used as a camp by King Canute in 1016, when he fought Edmund Ironside in the Battle of Andover.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bury_Hill

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Co-ordinates: 51.19003, -1.506933 • what3words: ///deaf.dome.wishes

Temple of Diana (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.341577, -1.342135

The Temple of Diana sits within the grounds of Highclere Castle. It was built in the late 18th century overlooking Dunsmore Lake and would have been passed by visitors approaching the house from the 1st Earl's new London Lodge from 1793 onwards.

Highclere Castle is set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland, designed for the 1st Earl of Carnarvon by the famous 18th century landscape gardener "Capability" Brown.

There are six 18th century follies framing views from which to admire the landscape. For example, Jackdaw’s Castle on the East lawns provides a charming view to the Castle, the Etruscan Temple is a place in which to sit and admire the trees on Siddown Hill, whilst the Temple of Diana looks over the lake.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highclere_Castle

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Co-ordinates: 51.33803, -1.347382 • what3words: ///mend.enable.fallback

Blackpool Sands (By grandad1950)

Another very fine and unspoilt Devon cove that seldom gets crowded hidden in a valley. Easy parking and TOAL on the beach. Coastal scenery, farms, valley, and woodland ready to be photographed.

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Co-ordinates: 50.31941, -3.609996 • what3words: ///climbing.orders.stunt

Coltsford Mill Fishery, OXTED (By Badly_Drone_Boy)


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Cotswold Mill Fishery, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9DG

I arrived there unannounced, on a day when fishing was temporarily suspended due to a private function that they were having in the houses beyond the lakes.

As I parked my car by the entrance, a gentleman on a quad bike with a small trailer told me there was no fishing today, I said actually I didn’t come for the fishing, but I asked instead if I could fly my drone, I told him I was CAA licenced and had BMFA liability insurance. He said well I am not the owner but the curator of the site and the facilities and I don’t have a problem with you flying your drone over the lakes as long as you keep this side of that border where there is a football training ground which is not their land and therefore no permission to fly on their neighbours land.

I said I will keep to that line and he carried on back to his quarters on that quad bike.

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Co-ordinates: 51.23817, 0.001623 • what3words: ///fall.noble.clock

Great Barr (By AlbionDrones)

Park at the layby at tope of Sutton Dr where it meets Chapel Lane. Take the tarmac path hrough the stile and walk under the pylons and then turn right over a small ban and into the field. Watch out for the Pylons, good reveal over the hill in front to the M6 and Birmingham Skyline. The ruins of Great Barr Hall are about 500m to the SE, can be flown in VLOS from a decent height.

Good meeting point for a Drone Meet, the first one organised by Foley from the GADC.

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Co-ordinates: 52.55895, -1.92854 • what3words: ///moon.fired.fills

Boarstall Tower (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.830475, -1.068611

Boarstall is an imposing 14th-century moated gatehouse surrounded by gardens. The exterior chambers are largely unaltered since the early 17th century.

Boarstall was built by John de Haudlo in 1312 to defend his fortified manor house residence of Boarstall House. The house itself may have been built by Haudio or by his parents-in-law, the Fitz-Nigel family, who had resided at Boarstall for many years. De Haudio (or his father, also named John) acted as a custodian of Tonbridge Castle in Kent, which might explain why Boarstall Tower looks very much like the gatehouse at Tonbridge, built in 1260.

We presume that the moat that surrounds three sides of the property originally extended to the fourth side, enclosing an area about 3 acres in size. It seems likely that the moat dates to the 13th century, suggesting that there was a substantial manor house at Boarstall well before Haudio built his gatehouse.

Though the gatehouse bristled with defensive measures like arrow slits and crenellated battlements, it was first and foremost a status symbol, a statement of Haudio's wealth and prestige.

The gatehouse was altered in 1615 so it could be used as a hunting lodge, but it retained its medieval defensive features, including a belfry.

The imposing tower is all that remains of Haudio's property. In 1778 the medieval house was torn down on the orders of the owner, Sir John Aubrey. What remains is the tower, and the major attraction here - aside from the moated setting - is that the interior chambers of the gatehouse tower have remained almost completely unaltered over the past 400 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boarstall_Tower

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Co-ordinates: 51.82312, -1.095525 • what3words: ///flannel.feed.riverbank

Cam Long Down Hillfort (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.709437, -2.299309

Slight signs of the earthworks of a remaining hillfort can be seen on the top of Cam Long Down. On the north side of the hill are several stretches of a slight bank. At the east end of the hill are the remains of "many ancient pit dwellings" among which have been found large quantities of worked flints.

Locals were told as children that the devil decided to dam up the river Severn and drown the people of Gloucestershire in revenge for them building to many churches above Dursely. He filled his wheelbarrow with a big chunk of the Cotswold's, but while taking a rest he met a shoemaker with lots of shoes around his neck to mend. The devil asked the shoemaker direction to the river. The shoemaker told him it was a long way and that he himself had wore out so many shoes getting there. The devil lost heart and dumped the wheelbarrow full of the stone which became Cam Peak. Cam Long Down is thought to be associated with King Arthur and may be the site of the legendary battle of Camlan.

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Co-ordinates: 51.69394, -2.327069 • what3words: ///wizard.longingly.bright

Beesands on the south Devon coast (By grandad1950)

Easy parking and TOAL. Small hamlet and fishing boats on the beach with distant views to Start Point. It is on the south west coastal path. If you drive there are very narrow single track lanes to negotiate

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Co-ordinates: 50.25275, -3.656661 • what3words: ///argued.internet.thousands

Cleddau Bridge (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.701730, -4.931898

About 100 m from my folks house, where I where brought up. I used to jump into the cage under the bridge with my mates in the late 70's, and run the full length of the bridge and back - wicked.

That said - this bridge, whilst not anything like the Severn or Humber, has a lot of history - and not all good.

On June 2, 1970, disaster struck the small village of Pembroke Ferry, when a 150 tonne section of the part-built Cleddau Bridge collapsed, killing four men and injuring another 5 people.

At 2.16pm BST, as a section of the bridge was lowered onto the supporting structure below, villagers reported hearing a groaning sound followed by an engulfing cloud of red dust.

The first officer on the scene was dad of two, PC Phil Lloyd, having just clocked into his shift at Pembroke Dock Station when the fire siren sounded.

Recalling the day, Phil, 74 said “I presumed it was just another chimney fire.”

Then at 2.20pm Phil received a call from his mother in law, she lived 30 metres below the bridge.

“When I went into the switchboard the fella said ‘your mother-in-law is on the phone’.”

“She shouted, ‘the bridge has come down!’ and i said ‘don’t be so dull’.”

PC Lloyd’s mother-in-law, Ivy Lewis, lived directly under the bridge, in Pembroke Ferry, on the south side of the river.

With the oil refineries, Milford Haven Port, all being developed in the county, the bridge was a much needed asset, which would give better accessibility and cut down the 20-mile round trip for vehicles.

Arriving at the scene, Phil described it as “utter pandemonium”.

At the time of the collapse, the local gas man was attending Mrs Lewis’ property. She originally assumed that he “had blown the house up”.

It was only when stepping into her garden could she fathom the true cause of the commotion. The whole section of the bridge was resting at a 45-degree angle in her garden.

Astonishly the bridge narrowly missed the below properties. Although it had completely demolished Phil’s aunties coal shed and outdoor toilet.

“Luckily there was a gap between her house and her sister’s house which is where the bridge came down.” Phil said.

“One man had been killed at the scene and two others were taken to hospital but died later. Then when the bridge was lifted, we found another man underneath.”

Construction of the box-section bridge was put on halt immediately.

Within 18 month’s bridges in Germany and Australia, both of the same ill-fated design collapsed with fatal consequences.

The cause of the collapse was later revealed that the diaphragm above the pier of the bridge had not been thick enough and buckled as the 230-foot section was cantilevered out.

Following an inquiry, a number of safety recommendations were made, which included the addition of 500ft of extra steel to strengthen the bridge.

In 1995, on the 25th anniversary of the disaster a memorial plaque to the four men who died, William Baxendale, George Hamilton, James Thompson and local man Evan Phillips.was unveiled.

Unfortunately the plaque was later stolen and has not yet been replaced.

The completed Cleddau Bridge reopened in 1975, making it the largest unsupported span in Europe although costs had escalated to £12m upon completion.

The disaster which shook the small village, laid the foundations for which a new standard was developed in the box girder bridge design.

The Cleddau collapse was regarded as the last major bridge disaster in the UK.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleddau_Bridge

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Co-ordinates: 51.70626, -4.933596 • what3words: ///flaking.chaos.rewarded

Tenby 'Old' Lifeboat Station (By clinkadink)

Parking: 51.671225, -4.703398
TOAL: 51.672866, -4.695374

This place is now one of the Grand Designs homes featured by Kevin McCloud.

The Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society opened a lifeboat station in Tenby in 1852. The RNLI took it over two years later and built a lifeboat station beside Castle Beach in 1862. The upper photo (courtesy of the RNLI) shows a crowd on the beach around the self-righting lifeboat Annie Collin, stationed here 1885-1902. During the 19th century, six silver medals were awarded at Tenby for rescues off the coast.

In 1905 the RNLI built a new boathouse and slipway, with rollers so that the boat moved easily, on the north side of Castle Hill. This was a Tenby landmark for a century, and is shown from the sea in the lower photo (courtesy of the RNLI). The boat on the slipway is the RFA Sir Galahad, stationed at Tenby 1986-2006.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenby_Lifeboat_Station

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Co-ordinates: 51.67318, -4.695083 • what3words: ///improves.view.knees

Tenby Castle (By clinkadink)

Parking: 51.671225, -4.703398
TOAL: 51.672866, -4.695374

High on a hill above Tenby harbour stand the remains of 13th century castle walls along with a ruined gate and tower. The first castle here was built by an unknown Norman lord sometime before 1153, when it was captured by the Welsh under Lord Rhys. That first castle was defended by earthen banks and ditches. It may stand on the site of a yet earlier castle founded by the Welsh in the 9th century.
The castle was built on a promontory joined to the mainland by a narrow neck of land, and linked to the medieval town walls. The most prominent features of the castle are the D-shaped gatehouse, with barbican defences, and the stump of a stone keep with a stair turret.

The castle defences were strengthened in 1377, but just 9 years later an enquiry found the fortress suffering from neglect, with work needed on the roof timber and leading. It seems efforts to maintain the castle were sporadic at best.

During the Civil War the castle was held by a band of Royalist soldiers for 10 weeks. The Royalists were starved into submission by Parliament.

In 1832 one of the medieval residential buildings beside the gatehouse was transformed into a National School. The building was enlarged a decade later, but closed in 1874. In 1878 the school building was altered once more to serve as the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. The museum boasts displays on the archaeology, geology, maritime, and natural history of the Tenby area, plus local art and exhibits relating to the Castlemartin (Pembrokeshire) Yeomanry.

In 1865 the space within the castle was drastically altered when an imposing statue of Prince Albert was added at its highest point. Prince Arthur, eldest son of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, unveiled the statue on 2 August 1865. Just beyond the statue is the Watchtower, built in the 13th century. This consists of a round tower linked to a later staircase tower. It was used by the Admiralty for many years but is now home to a Met Office weather station.

The castle remains include the smallest 'great tower' of any castle in Wales, and may have been inspired by the great tower at Pembroke Castle. Only small sections of the castle walls remain intact. On the north side is a small stretch of wall with medieval arrow slits and a section of the wall walk. You approach the castle through a very simple gate through the curtain wall, defended by a small barbican, leading to the museum.

Also on Castle Hill is The Old Coastguard House, built in the early 19th century as a coastguard station. There are also several old cannons on Castle Hill. These originally formed part of the town defences. They were restored and remounted in the 1960s by the Royal Regiment of Artillery and the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers from the School of Artillery at Manorbier.

From the late 18th century Castle Hill was a fashionable area for Tenby natives and visitors to promenade and take the views. From 1897 they could also listen to open-air concerts from the Bandstand. The original bandstand was dismantled so its metal could be used for the WWII war effort. It was restored in 1991.

THE TOWN WALLS
Tenby's medieval walls are very well preserved, and indeed may be considered of greater historical interest than the rather scanty castle ruins.

Tenby was sacked by Rhys's son Maelgwyn in 1187, and again by Llewelyn ap Gruffudd in 1260. To add an extra measure of defence the extensive town walls were built by the Norman lord William de Valence. The walls served their purpose, saving Tenby from an attack by Owain Glyndwr's French allies in 1405.

In 1873 the town council wanted to pull down the medieval walls, but were prevented by the efforts of a certain Dr Chater. As a result, we can get a good idea of what most Welsh medieval town walls would have looked like (leaving aside the very grand and extensive walls at major centres like Caernarfon and Conwy).

Castle Hill is very easy to reach from the harbour and is well signposted from around the town. There is no parking on the site, but there are several pay and display parking areas near the harbour.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenby_Castle

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Co-ordinates: 51.67255, -4.694564 • what3words: ///hems.rationing.centuries

St Catherine's Fort (By clinkadink)

Parking: 51.671225, -4.703398
TOAL: 51.672866, -4.695374

Great place to visit and finally, 'to fly'. Brought up here, worked here as an Ice Cream Van Man on the beaches in the late 80's. So great to get back with the drones.

St Catherines Island and Fort is situated on the award-winning Castle Beach, just off Tenby harbour. It has a very exciting history, including 13th Century chapel, Victorian Fort, Palatial home, Wartime garrison, Zoo, Movie location and now visitors attraction.

St Catherines Island and Fort have tour guides that will help you during your visit, to provide you with as much information as you can take in, as well as a full slide show on the history of the Island. The views and wildlife on the Island is spectacular, including rare plants, a nesting family of Choughs, several daily visits from our local Peregrine Falcon family and even an Island Fox. The Island is a designated 'Site Of Special Scientific Interest' and the Fort is a 'Grade 2 star' listed property.

Finds on the Island include, Ice Age Bones, Roman Coins, Human Remains and an Egyptian Shabti or figurine dating from 1600 BC.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Catherine%27s_Island

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Co-ordinates: 51.67062, -4.691797 • what3words: ///kneeled.suiting.petty

Bishton Hall Staffordshire (By D0c.Col)

BISHTON HALL

Bordered by Staffordshire’s most beautiful countryside and residing in its own resplendent landscaped garden, lies Bishton Hall, a grade II listed Georgian Mansion.
Though the present house dates back to around the mid-18th century, there has been a manor here for a lot longer with Bishton getting a mention in the Domesday Book of 1086. The ivy-clad house features 17 bedrooms, three principal front rooms, a library and servants’ quarters, beautiful landscaped grounds that include an orangery, a rose filled parterre and a Temple Garden that features one of the best Doric screens in the country, all of which contribute to its archetypal old English stateliness.

Various important families have lived on the Estate through the centuries including the former High Sheriffs of Staffordshire but it was John Sparrow, a lawyer and magistrate, who purchased the Estate in 1776 and made it his home until his death in 1821, after which it passed onto his daughter, Charlette. Charlette was born in 1786, and she became well known for her elegance and beauty, however, hidden behind her feminine demeanour, was a tough and unwavering resolve. Bishton Hall was to become her main focus for her lifetime, and amongst other modifications and additions the most notable were the two bowed wings on either side of its main entrance. Charlotte believed all children deserved an education, so in 1827 she financed a new school, paying for everything herself including the teachers’ salaries, books, materials and repairs at an annual cost of £180 a year. All of this during a period in history where children’s schools for the poor rarely existed.

Built in the first half of the 19th century, the central fluted Doric screen, one of the largest and finest of its kind in the UK, is thought to date back to around 1830, a time when wealthy land owners and aristocrats regularly went on a Grand Tour of Europe eventually to return inspired by the wonders of Athens, Rome and Paris.

Charlotte never married seemingly to ensure Bishton remained in her family at a time when, upon taking wedding vows, a wife’s inheritance immediately passed to her husband. Instead, Charlotte avoided matrimony and devoted her energies to helping others until she died at the age of 90 in 1876.

In more contemporary times the Stafford-Northcote’s opened St Bede’s school at Bishton Hall in 1946 and it remained open until it was put up for sale in 2018. Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons antiques, is a man passionate about history, and in particular the period grandeur of Bishton Hall, so much so that he purchased it for close to £1.3m in 2019 as a perfect place to showcase and auction antiques.
There have been many reported sightings of ghosts at Bishton Hall, with the figure of a lady in white, believed to be that of Charlotte Sparrow, appearing the most. It featured in the TV series Most Haunted, and poltergeist activity is widespread with doors opening and shutting by themselves and the sound of children can be heard wafting mysteriously through the tight twisting staircases and rooms.
The hall is partially opened to the public, and although an appointment was required to see it’s interior when I visited, you were free to enjoy it’s gardens and exterior as well as visiting the adjacent courtyard shops and tea room. I got permission to fly from some volunteer gardeners who were really into the drone and we had an interesting conversations over a cup of tea after I finished flying.

Parking is a breeze as you can use the Hall's front of house area for free and stroll through the grounds at your leisure. You can take off from the road in front of the Hall but Line-of-sight isn't the best and from my experience there is little to stop you finding a quiet corner to fly from.

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Co-ordinates: 52.78532, -1.966215 • what3words: ///expect.aims.emeralds

Kingsbridge Estuary (By grandad1950)

Not a lot of parking . TOAL by the bridge or the sailing club. Good views of the estuary and the old bridge and the surrounding area.

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Co-ordinates: 50.27507, -3.762806 • what3words: ///memory.eternally.buns

Royal Wootton church (By Rustyo200le)

TOAL from field just off Whitehill Lane. There is a small lay-by to park just opposite the field. St Bartholomews church and Town Hall can be easily reached from here.

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Co-ordinates: 51.54128, -1.905323 • what3words: ///tailing.logbook.automate

Latchford locks (By Russ2116)

Latchford locks, Thelwall lane Warrington, WA41PD. What 3 words location for TOLP ///branch.walks.cubes
Drive down Thelwall lane and park on right on a rough access road to the industrial park opposite the Canal, no parking restrictions, but is very dusty and full of pot holes.

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Co-ordinates: 53.38211, -2.54422 • what3words: ///middle.issues.taxi

Plymouth Hoe (By grandad1950)

Parking easy around the Hoe and lots of choice to TOAL. Plenty to see from the lighthouse, the sound, tinside Lido, coast etc. Be aware to stay away from the Marine citadel on the east side of the Hoe.

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Co-ordinates: 50.36457, -4.141384 • what3words: ///remind.garage.lanes

Fleetwood shipwrecks (By stevesb)

Parked here
https://maps.app.goo.gl/7jXUQDdxhpg73a3g9
And it's a 4/5 minute gentle walk to a spot where you can fly from and keep VLOS here
https://maps.app.goo.gl/LLUHWG2DvzULbjrL7

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Co-ordinates: 53.91396, -3.00564 • what3words: ///doubt.massing.audio

AMG Petronas - Home to the F1 Team (By ukjonny)

The AMG team operates from a state-of-the-art 60,000 square metres technology campus in Brackley, housing cutting-edge facilities for the design, development, manufacture, assembly, and operation of Championship-winning Formula One cars. We are based in the heart of 'Motorsport Valley' in south Northamptonshire.

Park up in Tesco over the road (https://maps.app.goo.gl/WaTRPVSVXUDTsTSj7) and walk along the public footpath directly opposite for TOAL or (in our case) walk to the A43 roundabout and cross to the open, wide paved area to get a perfect VLOS as you fly over Petronas.

These building are very modern and look impressive and futuristic, tucked away in the trees.

Note: there is a Helipad onsite but this is not often (if at all) used. Drone Assist showed no flight restrictions and there's excellent VLOS from the A43. No permission required as you can fly over from a public area.

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Co-ordinates: 52.0218, -1.144265 • what3words: ///hotspots.palms.condense

Brighton Marina Docks (By TheStreetmade)

Nice large area loads of quiet TOAL points with lots of facilities nearby.

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Co-ordinates: 50.81407, -0.103512 • what3words: ///dizzy.hogs.trips

Banstead Heath (By bmsleight)

http://www.bansteadcommonsconservators.co.uk/Banstead%20Commons%20Conservators%20Byelaws.htm

Public right of way

Treat the the sign that says no model aircraft with the contempt it deserves

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Co-ordinates: 51.27214, -0.223932 • what3words: ///tides.cafe.wheels

Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, Galloway Forest (By BernieS)

Walk to the end of the car park away from the cafe. Plenty of grass or hard surface to fly from.

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Co-ordinates: 54.95235, -4.419819 • what3words: ///fulfilled.answer.proclaims

Swithland Reservoir (By Heading270)

Nice views across to the Great Central Railway viaducts in the distance. Interesting Victorian Pumping Station & Well House visible behind trees, but off-limits (private property). Limited parking on Kinchley Lane.

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Co-ordinates: 52.72865, -1.17624 • what3words: ///foresight.wizards.handyman

Pye Green BT Tower, Hednesford (By D0c.Col)

PYE GREEN BT TOWER
Staffordshire’s Pye Green BT Tower is a 96.9 metre (318 ft) tall telecommunication tower located at the Southern edge of the Cannock Chase AONB. The impressively large reinforced concrete structure, on a good day, can apparently be seen from as far away as the Southern Pennines and due to its height and distinctive appearance, is often used as a reference point for more local navigation.
Its combination of elevation and height give it line-of-sight to both the BT Tower in Birmingham and the Sutton Common in Cheshire and it is one of fourteen concrete telecommunication towers built in the UK that were constructed as components of the British Cold War "Backbone" radio communications network.
Various types of aerial have been used in the network's history. At first, prime-focus parabolic reflectors were used. In about 1960, dual-band horn aerials started to be used widely, and a few of these survive to the present day. They began to go out of fashion at the end of the 1960s, when types of parabolic antenna with improved performance replaced them, and as many of the towers were specifically designed for the distinctive horn type aerials, they do now look rather less imposing as a result.
That being said, and despite the tower certainly looking a little bereft of hardware at its summit than it did in the days of my youth, I am always happy to see it as I approach the Stafford Junction of the M6 Motorway after a long journey home.

TOAL was just off the road where there is a pull-in about 20m before the BT Tower gates on Broadhurst Green. A few metres in on the well established grass trail across the Southern end of Cannock Chase and you can see the top half of the tower. There is room for about 4 cars if parked properly, but of all the times I've ever been, there has only been 2.

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Co-ordinates: 52.73045, -2.021452 • what3words: ///unstated.mural.hounded

Carrick (By BernieS)

Plenty of free public parking.

Seabird free on the day that I was there.

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Co-ordinates: 54.82174, -4.218159 • what3words: ///bring.pursue.defers

Ballantrae Harbour (By BernieS)

Plenty of free public parking at the end of the road by the harbour.

No problems with seabirds on the day that I was there!

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Co-ordinates: 55.10451, -5.009297 • what3words: ///shrugging.adopters.switch

The Rollrights (By ukjonny)

Flying from within the grounds is not allowed but Ron Dudley-Smith (a warden on site) said if you fly from the public road (which offers great VLOS) there's nothing he can do and so that's what I did without any complaints (other than a few visitors who said the rule was crazy and they'd have liked to have seen the flight).

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Co-ordinates: 51.97551, -1.57082 • what3words: ///nails.squashes.pinches

Loughborough Carillon, Queen’s Park (By Heading270)

The Carillon War Memorial in Queen’s Park is situated in the centre of Loughborough, with 1 hour’s free parking adjacent on Granby Street. The park can get busy at peak times.

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Co-ordinates: 52.76938, -1.210476 • what3words: ///every.update.horn

New Lake, Bourton (By Prometheus)

Park in a small pull in next to lake where WTW coordinates take you.

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Co-ordinates: 51.09484, -2.331719 • what3words: ///Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Woodhenge (By MasterYeti)

This is an English Heritage site so their rules and regs apply for TAOL within the site boundaries. There is plenty of scope to park and fly from public land here though as there is a road that passes directly alongside it with a picnic area on the other side.
I would recommend to definitely be wary though as you are right on the edge of Boscombe Down airspace with Netherhaven also just to the north. Keep your eyes wide open, as being a military flying area there are often aircraft low flying especially helicopters.

Woodhenge is a Neolithic Class II henge and timber circle monument within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site in Wiltshire, England. It is 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east of Stonehenge, in Durrington parish, just north of the town of Amesbury.

More information on the English Heritage site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhenge

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Co-ordinates: 51.18936, -1.785777 • what3words: ///tornado.wealth.fortress

Severn Beach (By Jonaldo)

Parking is available on Beach Road. This area can be very windy but on a calm day is a nice place to fly.

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Co-ordinates: 51.56391, -2.666872 • what3words: ///goggle.truck.blush

Middle Drove, Glastonbury (By Prometheus)

Park in entrance to a farm gate if not being used by farmer.

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Co-ordinates: 51.12987, -2.7096 • what3words: ///zapped.resold.spreading

Croyde Beach (By Prometheus)

Lots of parking. Just follow the VW camper vans and surfers to car park.

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Co-ordinates: 51.12755, -4.239006 • what3words: ///renew.swerving.ventures

Basildon Park (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.493479, -1.115587

The masterpiece of John Carr of York, this Palladian villa was built for Sir Francis Sykes between 1776 and 1783. It is a beautifully balanced building of warm Bath stone consisting of a main central block joined to individual pavilions by single-storey linkages.

Sykes was the youngest son of a Yorkshire yeoman farmer who made a fortune working for the East India Company on the great Sub-Continent. He held many important posts including Factor & Chief of Kasimbazara and resided at the Court of the Nawab of Bengal, until ill-health forced him to return to England in 1768. He bought Basildon from the estate of Viscount Fane, three years later. Sykes was a close friend of Warren Hastings, the Governor-General of India, who lived at nearby Purley Hall and, along with a number of other 'nabobs' resident in the vicinity, he helped give Berkshire its reputation of being the "English Hindoostan". He was created a baronet in 1781.

Basildon was inherited by Sir Francis' grandson and namesake in 1804, when parts of the house were still incomplete. Unfortunately, Sir Francis Junior inherited massive debts from his spendthrift father and, in 1838, the estate was sold to James Morrison MP, one of the richest of the early Victorian merchant princes. He was a famous art-lover who became instrumental in the setting up of the National Gallery. He exclaimed of Basildon, "What a casket to enclose pictorial gems!". His architect, John Papworth, undertook a number of sympathetic alterations at the house between 1837 and 1842, after which the family took up full residence in the best of Victorian traditions.

The last of the Morrisons died in 1910, after which Basildon often stood empty. It was used as a convalescent home for Berkshire regimental soldiers during the Great War, but subsequently fell into an increasing state of dilapidation. The estate was purchased by the 1st Lord Iliffe in 1928 in order to expand his Yattendon lands and the house was sold on to a George Ferdinando. This man had planned to have the place systematically demolished and re-erected in the United States! A scheme which, fortunately, never came to fruition, though many of the decorative fittings can now be seen in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Miraculously, in 1952, Basildon was repurchased by Lord Iliffe's son and his new bride who set about restoring the place to its present splendour. Many fixtures and fittings were bought from other country houses whose fate was not so fortunate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basildon_Park

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Co-ordinates: 51.49878, -1.121342 • what3words: ///stealthier.curated.tumble

Jumbles Quarry Forest of Bowland (By markas)

Small parking area: ///fooling.lecturers.video

Crane located here: ///dignify.foreheads.firework

If you fancy a trek to the quarry you can do so, I flew from the parking area to the quarry.

The Smiths of Rodley steam crane at Jumbles Quarry, Lancashire, was used to load trains of eight to ten wagons on a steam hauled three foot narrow gauge railway. This transported agregate and facing stone four and a half miles to the Stocks reservoir construction site, in the 1920s.

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Co-ordinates: 54.03093, -2.467128 • what3words: ///dorms.allows.nuggets

Brighton Royal Pavilion (By Prawntot)

Late 18th century palace, lit up in blue in this photograph to mark the NHS's 75th birthday. Easy to access from surrounding public ground, be considerate of visitors when filming.

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Co-ordinates: 50.82234, -0.137195 • what3words: ///allows.extend.army

University of Sussex campus (By Prawntot)

Next door Stanmer Park has parking, a cafe and is a beautiful filming location in itself. Be careful not to stray into the near-by Amex Stadium's no-fly zone, though.

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Co-ordinates: 50.86705, -0.087848 • what3words: ///mental.limp.apples

Boscawen-un stone circle (By Prawntot)

The Boscawen-un farm lane, off the A30 is good for short parking, but do so considerately and don't park in teh farm yard itself. Footpath from the farm yard takes you to the stone circle. It's a stunning location. Although not in an FRZ, it is extremely close to one; Lands End Airport ATC are extremely helpful if you seek prior permission to fly and notify them before and after your flight.

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Co-ordinates: 50.09181, -5.615665 • what3words: ///lanes.bloom.hopping

Longships Lighthouse (By Prawntot)

Boat hire available from various places in and around Sennen Cove. There are also two close(ish) points on land to fly from - a promontory near Lands End or the Sennen Cove look out point (featured in my YouTube video). Fully charged battery and minimal / onshore wind required ;o)

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Co-ordinates: 50.0668, -5.746815 • what3words: ///loaning.rots.against

Stack Rock Fort (By Kirky)

Stunning location, can get busy with public but all seemed very friendly, a few little cafes around and lovely places to walk as well as fly, just have to be mindful of public & dog walkers etc.

TOAL would be much easier with sub 250g drone but I managed to find a little spot out of the way on the east side as suppose to the west, just before you get to the RNLI.

Love this place, would always go back, stunning!

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Co-ordinates: 51.68799, -5.078773 • what3words: ///dressing.clearing.enveloped

Strine's Tower flight (By MarkSilverback)

A beautiful very open area with a delightful tower in the distance, fly to and get a full panoramic view and nip to the banks and dam of the Strines reservoir.

Not very busy place at all.

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Co-ordinates: 53.40217, -1.669604 • what3words: ///undulation.diverts.brambles

All Saints, Crathorne (By ahardie)

Last spring.. Edge of Teesside FRZ

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Co-ordinates: 54.46106, -1.317533 • what3words: ///sweeper.gourmet.outhouse

St Annes Church, Woodplumpton (By Bilbo)

Park on road nearby - I used a side street as the B road is narrow either side of the church gate. Beware of the witch though....

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Co-ordinates: 53.80376, -2.761863 • what3words: ///slick.holds.piles

River Thames from Gravesend (By grandad1950)

Easy parking and lots of space to TOAL. Quite a lot of river traffic, police boats, big ships, pilot cutters etc to photograph. Well worth hanging around for a while to see what turns up. The locals were very friendly.

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Co-ordinates: 51.444, 0.380268 • what3words: ///bounty.dined.causes

Tixall Gatehouse Staffordshire (By D0c.Col)

TOAL was from the grass verge and there is a layby just behind for parking 1 car. There is a tarmac pull-in opposite the Gatehouse and a 5 bar gate, but it was a bit too close for my liking.

TIXALL GATEHOUSE, STAFFORDSHIRE
Tixall Gatehouse was built around 1580, and is one of the earliest examples of the of Greek revival architecture in England. Its builder, Sir Walter Aston, was so besotted with this fashionable structure, that he had it constructed in a position close to the house blocking the views across the picturesque valley beyond. The back of the Gatehouse mirrors the front, and was separated from the house by a wall, all of which formed a courtyard. There are three storeys, topped by an open balustrade and at each of the four corners there is an octagonal tower topped with a stylish cupola and gilded weather vane that takes the structure up to approximately sixty feet in height. At the centre of the building there is an open archway that allowed carriages entrance to the enclosed courtyard and on either side were porters’ rooms with the servants’ apartments above accessed by a spiral stone staircase in one of the towers. The large windows are flanked by coupled columns, Doric on the ground floor, Ionic on the second, and Corinthian on the third.
Tixall Estate
Tixall Estate was purchased in 1825 by Viscount Ingestre, heir to the Earl of Shrewsbury, whose seat was the nearby Ingestre Hall. Tixall Hall fell into disuse after the 1st World War and apart from its fine Georgian crescent stables and the gatehouse it was demolished by the estate in 1927.

Over time, Tixall Hall had been renovated, knocked-down, rebuilt and finally demolished, yet as all around it had changed and fell, the Gatehouse survived. However, it too had come dangerously close to dereliction at the point it was purchased by the Landmark Trust in 1968 as an Elizabethan ruin, without roof, floors or windows and was being used as a shelter for cattle. It took years for the Trust to raise funds to pay for the restoration, and to draw up plans and have them agreed by the relevant authorities; but the restoration work finally began in 1975 taking 2 yrs to complete.

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Co-ordinates: 52.80408, -2.032449 • what3words: ///minority.chap.twinkling

River Thames at Greenhithe (By grandad1950)

TOAL from the riverside footpath. Distant views of Dartford crossing, shore activity, thames shipping etc. Taken on the way to the South East Meetup. Free parking in the village car park. Taken with mini 3 pro

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Co-ordinates: 51.45383, 0.281316 • what3words: ///weds.sadly.rate

Benburb Castle, Priory and River Blackwater (By TristantheDog)

Parking is not a problem at the Priory. There are a cafe, toilets and museum and library. It is a short but steep walk down to the river. The castle is under state care so no flying within it. Down at the river there are a number of places to fly from. As this is a deep river valley that is well wooded satellite acquisition is a bit slow but 17 plus is possible. There is a lot of industrial heritage along the river to be explored.

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Co-ordinates: 54.41085, -6.748985 • what3words: ///promotion.atlas.organ

Rogiet Countryside Park (By DroneGeek)

Rogiet Countryside Park has a free car park, just beyond the Severn Tunnel Junction, so it is also accessible by train.

Up until 1987, Rogiet Countryside Park was a busy railway marshalling yard. The sidings are long gone, but the main line still passes by with a good number of intercity, local and goods trains passing by around the clock.

Open countryside around.

However be aware of the Rogiet Moor Ranges to the south east of the site, on the other side of the M4.

Good views of the Severn estuary and Prince of Wales bridge.

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Co-ordinates: 51.58305, -2.779932 • what3words: ///smokers.drag.clockwork

Hardendale Quarry (By stevesb)

Parked up at the side of the road at the marker and flew from there.
There is no indication as to restrictions.
there could be wildlife about due to moorland and woods.

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Co-ordinates: 54.52463, -2.634289 • what3words: ///snitch.nurtures.proofs

Shap Abbey (By stevesb)

Parking is quite obvious if you follow sat nav.

there is a short easy walk from the car park to the abbey.
there are some information boards to read on site.

this is English heritage and the google maps says there is a £2 for parking but i couldn't see any one or where to pay. nor was there any one around to ask if i could fly.

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Co-ordinates: 54.53029, -2.700775 • what3words: ///eggshell.link.fallen

Thornhill Lakes, Lechlade (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.699347, -1.712372

The western half of Thornhill Hill Lakes are within RAF Fairford FRZ, so take care if you fly here.

A collection of sustainable, bespoke homes set within their own private nature reserve at The Lakes in the beautiful Cotswolds. Each home looks onto outstanding natural beauty of wild, plush greenery, watercourses and stunning lake views. The Bowmoor design offers the owner luxury accommodation spread over 3,902 sqm and two floors. Optional Cantilevered panoramic windows and roof terraces amongst the many other bespoke options available.

https://www.thelakesbyyoo.com/

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Co-ordinates: 51.69465, -1.72104 • what3words: ///diver.riper.hurricane

Blickling Hall, Norfolk (By rustybarnet)

As this is a National Trust property, take off and landing is prohibited from their land. There is a lay-by on the left hand side of the road approaching the property from Aylsham (opposite the church) where I was able to fly undisturbed outside of opening hours.

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Co-ordinates: 52.81176, 1.231627 • what3words: ///going.objecting.fortnight

Lurgashall village and triangular green (By grandad1950)

Unusual triangular village green. TOAL anywhere around the green.

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Co-ordinates: 51.0355, -0.665375 • what3words: ///cheek.change.something

Rotherhithe Beach (By HantsFlyer)

A great TOAL location for capturing images and videos along the River Thames.

Rotherhithe Beach a fairly good sized stretch of land at low time comprising of a part sand and stone surface. It's recommended if you don't have a landing mat then hand catch your drone.

There's aways a couple of Mudlarkers at the location so you'll never be alone but I had no issues at all flying there. Some low level seagull activity but nothing too major.

The best entrance is by Hanover Stairs which is just off the corner Rotherhithe Street and Canon Beck Road. Nearest public transport rail station in Rotherhithe Overground.

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Co-ordinates: 51.50278, -0.051252 • what3words: ///quite.bells.orbit

Aberystwyth, Wales (By Howard)

Aberystwyth sea front looks wonderful in the sun, and last week it wasn't too windy either. Parking is possible anywhere in town, even on the sea front or promenade, and access to the town is possible by rail as well. The foreshore requires no permission, but I stood by the bandstand perimeter with a good view of the bay at this quieter time of the day. If it's a hot day and you require refreshment, the nearby PD's Diner is a good pit stop.

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Co-ordinates: 52.41764, -4.084908 • what3words: ///stems.origins.alone

Porthcurno Beach (By usmanasgharch)

Porthcurno is a small village covering a small valley and beach on the south coast of Cornwall, England in the United Kingdom. It is the main settlement in a civil and an ecclesiastical parish, both named St Levan, which comprise Porthcurno, diminutive St Levan itself, Trethewey and Treen

The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea. The theatre is at Porthcurno, 4 miles from Land's End in Cornwall, England. The Minack's performing season runs from Easter to the end of October and includes a wide range of music and theatre.

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Co-ordinates: 50.04246, -5.650221 • what3words: ///script.acrobats.fatherly

Scarborough South Bay (By paulg0)

Lovely beach and harbour views. Loads of places for TOAL. There is an easy terrace where you are unlikely to be disturbed at ///dive.clouds.cubes

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Co-ordinates: 54.27947, -0.397688 • what3words: ///flops.goes.manage

Carrington Moss (By Sparkyws)

Park here and walk the few hundred yards or so

https://w3w.co/broken.chew.voltages

I normally ride there on my bike

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Co-ordinates: 53.42094, -2.391372 • what3words: ///points.implore.ripen

Clovelly (By Rustyo200le)

There is a large free car park at top of the village, but there is an entry fee to enter £8.75 for Adults. The village is built on a steep cobbled street. I took off from the pebble beach at the bottom of the Village. If you don't fancy the hike back up the hill there is a Land Rover which will take you back to the top for a small fee.

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Co-ordinates: 50.99823, -4.397798 • what3words: ///moves.joystick.scripted

War Memorial Park (By BudgieUK)

This is within the Coventry FRZ, and so permission has to be sought at least 7 days before the date you need.
Information is here: https://coventryairport.co.uk/environment
There is a large car park, with 3-hours free parking here: ///rails.mobile.panel

I would recommend visiting during quiet times (early morning or evening) as the number of people about will be less, and you are more likely to get permission from Coventry ATC

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Co-ordinates: 52.38895, -1.525801 • what3words: ///snows.define.colleague

Lodge Lake, Milton Keynes (By BudgieUK)

This is managed by The Parks Trust, who have a very positive policy on recreational drone flights (https://www.theparkstrust.com/media/9086/tpt-10-77-recreational-and-commercial-drone-operator-policy.pdf)
You will probably notice that the site is immediately adjacent to a large airspace restriction (EGR214 Woodhill) but this is only applicable to helicopters so is not relevent to drones.

There is a small car park at ///motivates.masters.pushy, and the TOAL I used was a couple of minutes walk from there at ///expert.greed.stutter.

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Co-ordinates: 52.0376, -0.788025 • what3words: ///habit.author.brightens

Cadishead Viaduct (By AlbionDrones)

Disused railway viaduct over the ship canal, blocked at both ends to prevent the youths of Cadishead and Partington from fighting during the 90's.

Park up near the bottom of Hall Lane near the building site and good VLOS to the bridge about 500ft away.

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Co-ordinates: 53.42463, -2.427804 • what3words: ///adventure.august.risking

Goddards Quarry (By PathfinderFPV)

On the photo, P = parking, F = good places to setup and fly.

Lots of rock faces to dive. Some sketchy looking cliffs.

Much smaller than Darlton, but worth a look if you want somewhere that's out of the way and away from people.

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Co-ordinates: 53.27593, -1.668495 • what3words: ///cats.purifier.sound

Olad's Summit (By AlbionDrones)

Small free car park just off the Burray road, park up and fly from there.

Panoramic views all around over Scapa Flow and South Ronaldsay to the mainland...

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Co-ordinates: 58.77502, -2.96112 • what3words: ///engrossed.moderated.slams

Harbottle Castle (By mollin)

There may not be much left of Harbottle Castle, but it does give you something to fly over and get some arty footage/ stills...

There is free parking at W3W: ///bloodshot.approach.altitude
From the car park there is a footpath up to the castle, which is fortunate as the trees hide the castle from view.
The land may be access land, so it might be best to TOAL from the road.
You can get a reasonable starting view from W3W: ///lost.playback.escapades

Watch out for livestock.

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Co-ordinates: 55.33716, -2.108266 • what3words: ///hedge.trespass.excuse

Ickford Bridge and flooded river (By Howard)

The flooded River Thame and the boundary between Oxon and Bucks, May 2023. There is a small road and a layby nearby for take off and landing from a public right of way.

The boundary stone at the end reads, '1683 Here ends the county of Oxon'. In the fields around can be seen the probable remains of medieval settlement, such as house platforms, hollow-ways and fishponds.

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Co-ordinates: 51.75317, -1.061554 • what3words: ///obvious.rifled.perfumed

Loch Sween (By Sparkyws)

Park at the Taynish National Nature Reserve Car Park

https://goo.gl/maps/N4kUFDioZBzH1QDz9
///wealth.enormous.solving

It is a short walk from the car park to the beach, Toal from the beach

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Co-ordinates: 56.0024, -5.629586 • what3words: ///contracts.elevates.revamped

Carsaig Beach (By Sparkyws)

Park and Toal at the beach, it is a very quiet place

///streak.fresh.slicer
https://goo.gl/maps/gZsCYvthVH8FfyDD9

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Co-ordinates: 56.02915, -5.636437 • what3words: ///coping.cake.bleaching

Loch a' Bhealaich (By Sparkyws)

Park anywhere in Tayvallich

Toal from almost anywhere as its a very quiet place

https://goo.gl/maps/3LEMMgJNaqRJnMQB9
https://w3w.co/magazine.burns.narrates


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Co-ordinates: 56.02351, -5.622275 • what3words: ///utensil.salon.sitting

Hill O'Many Staines (By AlbionDrones)

Small layby next to the road - parking for 2 or 3 cars - and short and relatively flat walk in to the monument. Stones are about 2' tall and white in colour, poking through the heather... Views over the North Sea.

It is exposed, so can be windy and as you can see we got caught in a cuple of showers, but overal an interesting place to try and capture - need to get down low as well as higher up...

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Co-ordinates: 58.3287, -3.205146 • what3words: ///boggles.sourced.mingles

Walbury Camp (By clinkadink)

Parking: 51.356397, -1.470073
TOAL: 51.351154, -1.467384

Went to meet up with @kirky, but he stood me up.

The highest place in South East Britain.

Walbury Camp is an Iron Age hillfort situated on Walbury Hill, south of the village of Inkpen. It is one of the larger hillforts and is spread over 33 hectares.
The Wayfarer’s Walk which joins the Mid Wilts Way at Ham passes through its centre. It can be also accessed by road with car parks at both its western and eastern ends.

The summit of Walbury Hill which lies within the hillfort is at 297 metres the highest point on the North Wessex Downs, and the western end of the hillfort offers a remarkable panorama to the north. Some 500 yards to the west of the hillfort is Combe Gibbet on Gallows Down. The gibbet, now a modern replica, was erected in 1676 to exhibit the bodies of George Broomham and Dorothy Newman, lovers, who were hanged at Winchester for the murder of Broomham’s wife Martha.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walbury_Hill

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Co-ordinates: 51.34606, -1.469084 • what3words: ///happening.freed.romance

Neave Island, Skerray Bay, Sutherland (By AlbionDrones)

Just off the NC 500 between Bettyhill and Tongue, turn left and travel a long way down a single track road to Skerray Harbour, plenty of parking - a fair few camper vans overnighting too - and then walk to the quayside. Good views over the bay to the island, and if clear when you climb higher then the Orkney's can be seen in the distance, as well as the mountains of Sutherland, the Rabbit Isles and the Caithness coast.

Watch out for the birds, just after take off an Oystercatcher started to circle and get closer with each pass, so a climb and increased forwards speed was needed to leave him behind - also watch out for the larger predators, I saw a huge bird over the Island - Golden or Sea Eagle, I didnt want to get close enough to take a look!

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Co-ordinates: 58.54235, -4.303693 • what3words: ///grumble.shopping.cocoons

Tidbury Ring Hillfort (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL: 51.176787, -1.342051

Tidbury Ring is the site of an Iron Age univallate hillfort in Hampshire, on a hill whose summit is 374 feet above sea level. The earthworks have been heavily destroyed by ploughing, but some sections to the south remain in better condition.

The entrance to the fort lies to its south-east. The interior is for the most part farmland with the earthworks now covered by small trees and undergrowth. Two Roman buildings, possibly a courtyard villa complex were found within the hill-fort. The site is now listed as a scheduled ancient monument.

The site is found to the north of the village of Sutton Scotney. The A34 dual-carriageway passes immediately to the east of the site. Another hillfort, Norsebury Ring, lies close by to the south-east.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidbury_Ring

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Co-ordinates: 51.18334, -1.339413 • what3words: ///skylights.easels.exits

Whaligoe Steps, Caithness sea cliffs (By AlbionDrones)

Somewhat difficult to find, as not signposted, but take the road opposite the sign for the 'Carn O'Get' towards the sea and you will find a small car park - 2 disabled spaces and 2 free spaces, the rest are marked for the locals to use only. A short walk past the house - used to be a cafe - affords stunning views over the North Sea and th cliffs, long was down and slippery when wet, but a few TOAL optins.

There is a nature reserve, so TOAL outside and keep the drone at sufficient height not to annoy the nesting birds, or visit out of nesting season.

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Co-ordinates: 58.34585, -3.161848 • what3words: ///landlords.cringes.sometimes

Burwick, South Ronaldsay, Views over the Pentland Firth (By AlbionDrones)

Great views from the southern tip of Orkney, including the isles of Muckle Skerry, Stroma and Caithness over the Pentland Firth as well as views back into Scapa Flow from the most southerly area of South Ronaldsay.

A few places to park and fly, just chose a spot that works for you and then away you go - keep an eye out for the seals in the bay!

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Co-ordinates: 58.73988, -2.964628 • what3words: ///sleeps.fortunes.sprinkler

Newcastle cityscape point (By mollin)

This is a useful spot for some good cityscape photography, with Newcastle Central Station, the castle, the Tyne bridges, and the Sage Gateshead all within filming range, while keeping a well-lit small drone well within VLOS range.

There are 2 DJI geo-zones nearby: St. James Park, and HMS Caliope (riverside).

TOAL – W3W: ///feared.crash.horses - there is limited free parking nearby but it’s probably easier to use public transport to the station and walk from there.

The TOAL point is between 2 operational rail lines, as well as being close to Newcastle castle, the high-level bridge, a pub, a hotel, Moot Hall (law courts), and a car park, so be aware of ground hazards.
To make life more interesting, also watch out for seagulls, which seem to be magnetically attracted to small drones with flashing lights…

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Co-ordinates: 54.96875, -1.610574 • what3words: ///badge.wing.earth

Brent Knoll Camp (By DroneGeek)

Brent Knoll is a 137-metre-high (449 ft) hill on the Somerset Levels, in Somerset, England. It is located roughly halfway between Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) from the Bristol Channel coast at Burnham-on-Sea. At the foot of the hill are two villages East Brent and Brent Knoll, which takes its name from the hill but was previously called South Brent.

Brent Knoll Camp has seen human settlement since at least the Bronze Age, becoming an Iron Age Fort about 2,000 BC, which covers an area of 1.6 hectares (16,000 m2)

The Romans used its summit as a fortification.

Parking is available in local streets. A footpath runs from Church Lane, close to St Michael's Church - although this road is narrow.

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Co-ordinates: 51.25407, -2.945503 • what3words: ///pelted.fries.vowel

Rubha nan Sasan | Cove Battery (By Howard)

Rubha nan Sasan is a headland at the seaward end of Loch Ewe in northwest Scotland. Access is straightforward along the B8057 from Poolewe and there is a car park by the beach just below the memorial.

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Co-ordinates: 57.8649, -5.68594 • what3words: ///disbanded.decorated.prouder

Oyster beds, Kyle of Tongue (By AlbionDrones)

Another spot in the Kyle of tongue to try, works best when the tide is ut. Take the coastal road from the Tongue landbridge towards ettyhill, and stop near the quay = do not go on the quay as it is signed as unsafe.

The Oyster beds are just offshore, easy to keep VLOS if you keep your drone up a little, against the sky. Good reflections if the water is still too...

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Co-ordinates: 58.4946, -4.418269 • what3words: ///belong.mercy.ditching

Fosbury Camp Hillfort (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL from side of the country lane.

Sitting atop Knolls Down, on the edge of Wiltshire, lies Fosbury Camp – an iron age hillfort and scheduled monument. Attributed to the family tribes of the Atrebates, Fosbury was probably constructed during the Middle Iron Age and although never quite completed this impressive fort rests majestically above the deep valleys and wooded slopes of the North Hampshire Downs.

Most of the site is open access land and accessible from two footpaths, one leading through the top of Oakhill Wood and then into the ‘North Gate’. The other path comes up from Woodside near Vernham Dean – past still visible field terraces to the fort’s main entrance; the East Gateway.

Standing at this portal between a prominent tree covered bank and ditch it’s easy to visualise the original warrior builders, our ancestors, staring back at us spears & slingshot ready! To the left is an incredible giant, an old gnarled beech tree, straight from Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings! Go past here and into the expansive grassy encampment itself and the path follows along the top of the defensive bank with fabulous views both east and west across to Conholt, Chute Causeway Roman Road and further into Hippenscombe valley far down below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fosbury_Camp

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Co-ordinates: 51.30671, -1.542317 • what3words: ///gullible.lyrics.eyebrows

Tidcombe Long Barrow (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL on the side of the lane.

Dating back to the Early and Middle Neolithic periods (3400-2400 BC). The monument includes a long barrow set on the crest of a NW-facing slope in an area of undulating chalk downland. It survives as a substantial earthwork, broadly rectangular in plan and orientated north-south. The barrow mound is 54m long, 24m wide and varies in height between 3m at the north end and 4m at the chambered south end. The chamber has been partly excavated and consequently appears as a hollowed area containing four large sarsen blocks. A further hollow runs the length of the mound along the top of the monument. This may represent the earliest disturbance of the site which is believed to have been in the 18th century. Flanking the mound are ditches, from which material was quarried during the construction of the monument. These run parallel to the east and west sides of the mound. The eastern ditch survives to 8m wide and 0.5m deep. The western ditch has been largely infilled over the years but can still be traced on the surface as a low earthwork.

https://www.hiddenwiltshire.com/post/tidcombe-hippenscombe-and-the-devil-s-waistcoat

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Co-ordinates: 51.32046, -1.590103 • what3words: ///hazy.mallets.rules

Chisbury Camp Hillfort (By clinkadink)

Parking & TOAL from the side of the road.

Chisbury Camp Hillfort, with bivallate & trivallate defences. Storage pits containing Iron Age ‘C’ & pre-Belgic pottery. Silver coin of Verica also a decorated strap union found by a metal detectorist.

The hillfort is multivallate, possessing two, and in some places three circuits of defences which in places are over 50m in overall width. These together enclose an irregular oval area of approximately 5.6ha. The hillfort is bisected by a modern road which utilising gaps in the north-east and south east sides of the defences which may represent the original entrances. Observation of 20th century disturbances has produced evidence of urns, bronze swords and of storage pits containing Late Iron Age pottery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chisbury

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Co-ordinates: 51.39209, -1.600208 • what3words: ///examples.shelving.crunching

Castle of Old Wick, Caithness (By AlbionDrones)

Located on a remote headland about 3 miles outside of Wick and 1/2 mile outside the Wick FRZ, the remains of Old Wick Castle stand prominently on a headland. Perhaps not the most romantic of ruins, rather thick walls, but in its heyday allegedly a strong fortification with more buildings than now appear.

A bit of a walk from the listed car park, but it looks like another route is possible - by going down the dirt track road of March Lane.

Sea cliffs mean seabirds, and when we visited it was nesting time, so take care to stay away from them and you should be fine - we had no issues on our visit.

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Co-ordinates: 58.42324, -3.08156 • what3words: ///headsets.boss.vanilla

Edgbaston Reservoir (By firstadekit)

Plenty of parking on Oslar Street.

Reservoir in the middle of a City. Sailing Clubs and Paddle Boarders often about in the evening.

Good for both sunrises and sunsets.

Obviously be aware of birds around here.

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Co-ordinates: 52.47939, -1.934077 • what3words: ///dawn.upset.composers

University of Central Lancashire (By Bilbo)

In the centre of Preston Lancashire, UCLAN is rated in the top Universities in the UK.

TOAL was just a short distance from the central campus area: whatthreewords: nail.remote.silk (just outside of the JB Firth building on Maudland Road.

University

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Co-ordinates: 53.76232, -2.709785 • what3words: ///works.fields.haven

Barnhouse Settlement, Neolithic Orkney (By AlbionDrones)

Park at the car park for Stones of Stennes and a short flat walk over grass to the Barnhouse Settlement.

A windy and exposed site that is often very busy with visitors, plus there is a bird watching hide about another 50m on from the site, so go early or out of season to fly without having to avoid lots of people.

Waych out for the power line if flying the short distance over to Stones of Stennes!

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Co-ordinates: 58.99581, -3.206425 • what3words: ///directive.disband.host

Ness Battery, Orkney (By AlbionDrones)

Another recent Orkney video, this one didnt go to plan, attacked by an Oystercatcher while trying to film the Ness Battery - meaning I got the heck out of there! Nice close up of the bird though!!

Reasonable flight from good parking space at the end of Ness Battery Road, however do watch out for the birds, Otsercatchers are very territorial...

https://youtu.be/2SVWPpV5jr0

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Co-ordinates: 58.9521, -3.30711 • what3words: ///raking.prospered.improve

First World War Coastal Battery (By AlbionDrones)

Over a hundred years old and in surprisingly good condition.

Park at the Hoxa Head car park and then walk over the hill and down to the Coastal Batteries - the walk is about a mile in total and ascends about 300ft.

Hoxa Head is quite exposed, so choose a still and calm day, and be aware of the birdlife, the Oystercatchers and Tern's are quite formidable and will mob both the drone and yourself if you stray too close to their ground nests.

There is also a pleasant beach Sands of Wright that you pass on the way to the car park, and also do make time to visit the Tapestry Gallery, stunning contemporary tapestry, painting nd photographic prints...

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Co-ordinates: 58.82041, -3.034362 • what3words: ///trouser.momentous.slogged

Beacon Lane abandoned golf course (By AlbionDrones)

Great spot for the Grey Arrows North West Meet Up - lots of open space and a good location for FPV too.

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Co-ordinates: 53.5637, -2.755951 • what3words: ///gagging.kick.triangles

Kyle of Tongue (By AlbionDrones)

Fly from one of the layby's, if you are lucky then you may have the Seals at the end of the large sandbank, if not then you will have fantastic views of Ben Loyal and Ben Hope..

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Co-ordinates: 58.51581, -4.431379 • what3words: ///rigs.treetop.sweep

Stones of Stennes (By AlbionDrones)

Another Iconic Orkney site. There are no 'No-Drone' signs, but the land itself is Historic Scotland, who will allow flight by arrangement, however there is no FRZ, so TOAL away - from the layby nearby is fine - and you will be able to overfly.

Go early as the Stones are often busy with visitors, alongside the nearby Ring of Brodgar they are perhaps the most popular of Neolithic sites on Orkney, so can get very busy.

Also taek the short walk to the Barnhouse Settlement - subject of a further video to come.

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Co-ordinates: 58.99336, -3.208182 • what3words: ///blockage.dolphins.outlast

Stromness town, harbour and seafront (By AlbionDrones)

Stromness with its iconic twisty and tight streets and waterfront properties.

Parking can be had at several sites, I have marked the place we parked - free - on the map, which affords a good TOAL spot and also good VLOS over the harbour and town, but you will need to climb to keep the VLOS.

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Co-ordinates: 58.95433, -3.299747 • what3words: ///former.commented.obligated

Camas Rainich & Leac Mhór (By Howard)

This location is out at the end of a peninsula formed by Loch Ewe to the west and Gruinard Bay to the east; Obinan is the name of the nearby settlement, Opinan the locality. Drive from Laide north on the coastal road until you reach the end of the road, park up, and walk the last few hundred metres to the foreshore. There’s not a lot to see here. I saw a ‘natural arch’ and a ‘sea cave’ on the OS map, but what with the drizzle and greyness failed to locate them. There’s said to be the concrete bases of a WW2 observation post and a couple of huts out here, but nothing like that which can be seen at the end of the next peninsula to the west, the subject of a future video.

For the curious, Camas Reinich is the name of the stretch of water most of the flying is over, and Leac Mhór is the finger-like reef seen at the end.

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Co-ordinates: 57.91539, -5.578684 • what3words: ///detail.shudders.headline

Broch of Gurness, Iron Age Orkney (By AlbionDrones)

A wonderful open site, which is run by Historic Scotland, so flying out of hours - or when it is closed - and TOAL off their land. Good free car park that will afford a good TOAL spot, and can easily keep VLOS to the site as it is quite close to the car park.

Can be windy - we had 20-25mph gusts which made the MINI3 Pro bounce a bit, but once moving it is ok.

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Co-ordinates: 59.12399, -3.081711 • what3words: ///promotion.rice.disengage

Southwell minster (By sdj_drones)

Flew under article 16 with my A2s so completed a quick risk assessment on a blank template I keep with me. TOAL was on the corner of Church Street on a small patch of grass, outside a building called South Muskham Prebend..

What 3 words location is ///twit.elbowed.grub

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Co-ordinates: 53.07686, -0.953976 • what3words: ///repeats.goose.retire

Helmsdale (By Jane1)

Flew the drone over this area mid morning. No people around. TOAL was from the car park.

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Co-ordinates: 58.11631, -3.654307 • what3words: ///nets.nicer.tangible

Wreck -Emerald Wing (Blockship) Orkney (By AlbionDrones)

Situated at the 2nd Churchill Barrier with a visible mast above surface is what remains of the Blockship Emerald Wing, sunk in the 2nd World War to prevent Uboat access to the safe anchorage of Scapa Flow 0 where the British Home Fleet was based.

Park on the small free car park at the southern end of the Churchill Barrier and fly from there, make sure the airfield at Lamb Holm is inactive first - not an FRZ

There are actually multiple ships and a floating crane pontoon all sunk here, but the crane (large square metalwork) and the Emerald Wing, which is laid at about a 45 degree angle to the line from dock to the mast.

Fortunate to have a still day with sunshine and smooth water..

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Co-ordinates: 58.87965, -2.905827 • what3words: ///untruth.afflicted.topmost

Swandro church and Skaill, Rousay, Orkney (By Howard)

Rousay is a small island that can be reached by ferry from Mainland Orkney. There are number of cairns and other historic structures that can be visited, and small car parks are provided by the sides of the road.

Swandro, on the west coast of Rousay, is the location of a number of sites of historic interest - from Midhowe Broch to the north through to the Knowle of Swandro further south, and much more beyond. This short video focuses on the old church of St Mary, now a ruin after a new church was built in 1815, the Wirk (remains of a tower on the edge of the church burial ground and thought to be the site of a Norse hall), and Skaill farmstead where there is ongoing excavation work organised by the University of the Highlands and Islands, documenting the use of the site from the Norse era to the C19, when the site was subject to clearance by the Westness Estate.

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Co-ordinates: 59.15321, -3.096728 • what3words: ///multiples.frames.flukes

Broadmoor hospital crowthorne Berkshire (By Kirky)

This place has very peaceful surroundings & places to walk, i TOAL’D from a nearby meadow on the corner of south road, where there is a gate to open fields & landscape, it was very quiet just a dog walker or two, so do be mindful of public, I did call the hospital out of courtesy to let them know I would be flying nearby, they were totally fine & just asked not to fly directly over the hospital & respect there privacy, the surroundings of the hospital are actually gorgeous with also many tall pine / cedar trees & just very calm, if you do plan to fly be carful to TOAL from the correct spot as there is quite a bit of sssi around you which you can see on drone scene , I would visit again.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadmoor_Hospital

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Co-ordinates: 51.36317, -0.776918 • what3words: ///consoled.dote.immediate

Anstruther (By Jane1)

Launched off the beach, early in the morning. Drone was flown over the water to get shots of the waterfront.

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Co-ordinates: 56.22252, -2.702368 • what3words: ///stub.dumps.intruding

Polperro (By Jane1)

Flight was from a side walk at Polperro. There were no people around. Lots of seagulls around. Care to be taken.

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Co-ordinates: 50.33062, -4.512921 • what3words: ///monopoly.attending.reflected

Iron Trunk Aqueduct / Cosgrove aqueduct (By BudgieUK)

Park: ///dabble.living.meatball
TOAL: ///group.pixies.vital

This is the oldest broad canal iron trough aqueduct; opened 1811 as the fourth attempt by the Grand Junction Canal to cross the River Great Ouse.
Its on Canal and Rivers Trust land, but adjacent to the aqueduct is a footpath that leads to the Ouse Valley Park, that has none of the ridiculous TOAL restrictions that the CRT try to impose!
If you park in the small car park listed, its an easy 5-minute walk to the aqueduct

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Co-ordinates: 52.06879, -0.833728 • what3words: ///drove.crunched.roosters

Ouse Valley Park (By BudgieUK)

Park: ///dabble.living.meatball
TOAL: ///ramps.encourage.ballots

A huge open space, and great for practicing.
This is a park in Milton Keynes, and is managed by the Parks Trust. They have a fairly 'drone friendly' policy for recreational flying (https://www.theparkstrust.com/media/9087/tpt-10-77-recreational-and-commercial-drone-operator-policy.pdf)

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Co-ordinates: 52.06917, -0.826641 • what3words: ///awakes.toolkit.scariest

Hoxa Has 2nd World War Coastal Battery, Scapa Flow, Orkney (By AlbionDrones)

Hoxa Head is about 4 miles down a single track road from the village of St Margaret's Hope on South Ronaldsay. Drive down the road past the Tapestry gallery and shop - well worth a visit, the work is superb - and then park up in the free car park and walk up the half mile to the battery at the tip of Hoxa Head.

Site is very exposed on clifftops so watch the winds and there are lots of seabirds in the area, some of which - Tern's and Oystercatchers especially - will mob the drone if you get too close to their nests, hence the reason I stayed at a reasonable height...

Round the headland, about 1/4 mile away is the First Wolrd War Balfour Battery, another site to visit in the area, I shall pin that once the footage is posted,,,

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Co-ordinates: 58.81681, -3.032327 • what3words: ///hospitals.again.unframed

Powis Castle, Welshpool (By D0c.Col)

Powis Castle
The present Powis Castle was built in the mid-13th century by a Welsh prince - Gruffudd Ap Gwenwynwyn who wanted to establish his independence from the aggressive princes of Gwynedd in North Wales. This was an act of defiance and in contrast to those built by the English at Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech in order to suppress the Welsh and consolidate Edward I’s conquest of Wales.
By the late 13th century, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd of Gwynedd had established himself as Prince of Wales, and in 1274 he destroyed Powis Castle, forcing Gruffudd ap Gwenwynwyn into exile.
However, within three years Llywelyn’s principality had crumbled leaving Gruffudd of Powys able to regain his lordship and rebuild the castle. Gruffudd, his son and grandson had all died by 1309, and with no male heir, the castle and lordship passed to an heiress, Hawise who married Sir John Charlton from Shropshire.
In 1312, Hawise’s uncle attacked the castle in an attempt to claim the lordship but failed. Charlton repaired the damage and built two great drum towers that can be seen today, either side of the castle’s west entrance.
Descendants of the Charltons continued as Lords of Powis for over 100 years but in 1421, the lack of a male heir resulted in the castle and estate being divided between two daughters, Joyce and Joan, who had married Sir John Grey and Sir John Tiptoft respectively.
Under the Tiptofts and their successor, Lord Dudley, the Outer Ward of the castle was neglected and needed considerable restoration. Luckily, in the 1530s Edward Grey, Lord Powis, took possession of the whole castle and began a major re-building programme.

In 1587, Edward Herbert purchased the castle and estate and it remained in the hands of the Herbert family until 1952 when George, 4th Earl of Powis, bequeathed the castle and gardens to the National Trust.
In 1902 George began its modernisation by introducing electric lighting and a state of the art hot-water central heating system, and at the same time he worked with his architect to re-establish the 17th Century décor in many of the state rooms, a style he thought more befitting of a medieval castle.
The estate was at its height during the Edwardian Period with notable guests arriving every weekend throughout the winter season, including the Prince and Princess of Wales in November 1909. However, this golden era was not to last as George was to suffer a number of family tragedies. The countess died following a car accident in 1929, both his sons, died whilst on active service, Percy from wounds received at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and Mervyn in a plane crash in 1943. With no direct heir to the castle, on his death bed in 1952, George bequeathed Powis to the nation, in the care of the National Trust.
In the garden four of the 150m long original terraces remain, the last two having reverted to banks of earth covered with shrubs. The top Terrace is planted with a range of yew trees, a distinctive feature at Powis.

William Emes, apart from the destruction of the water garden, did make improvements to the estate. A road that cut through the park just below the castle was diverted, and much planting was undertaken on the Wilderness Ridge, the line of hills opposite the castle, on the other side of the Great Lawn. The last major transformation of the gardens was undertaken in the early 20th century by Violet, wife of the fourth earl.

The Herbert family continue to live in part of the castle, under an arrangement with the National Trust. The Trust has undertaken a number of major works of restoration during its ownership, including the Marquess Gate,[ the Grand Staircase, and the sculpture of Fame in the Outer Courtyard. Powis Castle is a Grade I listed building, while its gardens have their own Grade I listing and together they form an irresistible attraction that receives over 200,000 visitors a Year.

The flight was inside a FRZ but had authorisation from the relevant ATC and the local council does not have a bylaw to prevent TOAL. I was easily able to launch the DJI mini 3 Pro close from a public path just outside NT property and maintained VLOS with the assistance of a spotter (my wife).

https://www.youtube.com/@DocColVideo/

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Co-ordinates: 52.65246, -3.15728 • what3words: ///strongman.snapper.just

Former Rockingham Motor Speedway track in Corby, Northamptonshire (By DroneGeek)

Rockingham Motor Speedway is a former racing motorsport venue in Rockingham, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, near the town of Corby. It hosted professional and club races, as well as testing, track days, driver training, exhibitions and conferences. It claimed to be Europe's fastest racing circuit, and was the first banked oval constructed in Britain since the closure of Brooklands in 1939.

The venue entered administration in 2017 and hosted its final motor race in November 2018. In 2021, the facility was purchased by Constellation Automotive for £80 million.

The track is now used for Cinch for recording and for storing vehicles from time to time.

I parked to the south of the track at https://w3w.co/aimed.boxing.seashell - this is part of a disused dual carriageway and there is a roundabout at the end with two closed exits. Ample place to park and not be in anyone's way.



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Co-ordinates: 52.51548, -0.657549 • what3words: ///daily.smoke.decanter

Waterbeach (By Tian)

My first DJI flight in Waterbeach

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Co-ordinates: 52.26868, 0.209797 • what3words: ///evenly.acid.schematic

Milton Park & Ride (By Tian)

Milton Park & Ride, very open and there was almost no cars on a weekday after work :)

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Co-ordinates: 52.24593, 0.14838 • what3words: ///rigid.forgot.rods

The Ring of Brodgar (By AlbionDrones)

The iconic landscape of Orkney is something truly special nowhere more so than the Ring of Brodgar, which although not in an FRZ does have a No Drone sign on one entrance. As the site is run by Historic Scotland I decided to fly as soon after dawn as I could arrive - about 545am to ensure I was not going to disturb others visiting the site - and to TOAL away from the site itself, using in this instance a layby to the East of the site - where there were no 'No Drone' signs...

The ring is so large that even filming from 390ft it will not fully fit inside the lens of the MINI3 Pro, so a wideangle lens would be a good idea.

Watch out for midges and ticks, I picked up a tick on my back at the Stones of Stennes a few minutes after this, thankfully hubby managed to remove it safely...

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Co-ordinates: 59.00119, -3.224356 • what3words: ///frogs.meanders.vintages

MV Hamnavoe Ferry - from Ness Foreshore (By AlbionDrones)

Take the Ness Battery road from Stromness and park up at the free car park, the ferry comes in 2 to 4 times a day - depending on season and demand and passes through Hoy Sound at about 1000ft offshore - your spotter needs to have good eyesight to stay within the Drone Code.

The foreshore is an SSI, but the road is clear, and as long as you dont interfere with the flora then you should be ok to fly. Watch the wind direction and speed, we had 18mph blowing onshore, so N mode on the MINI3 Pro worked well for us.

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Co-ordinates: 58.95017, -3.307759 • what3words: ///throwaway.armrests.turned

Grey Cairns of Camster (By AlbionDrones)

The iconic and atmospheric Camster Cairns, tucked away in Caithness and 5000 years old.

Internal access to the 3 chambers is possible, but you need some flexibility and be willing to resort to hands and knees - possible, but not comfortable, especially in wet conditions..

Parking is good at the sire of the quiet road and TOAL from there, watch out for the surrounding trees if taking long shots, but otherwise a nice site to fly, if a little windy...

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Co-ordinates: 58.37906, -3.264168 • what3words: ///rolled.frames.scanner

Molineux Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (By Andy_B)

TAOL from road next to Asda Car park
Usual DJI NFZ to unlock

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Co-ordinates: 52.58984, -2.132117 • what3words: ///activism.amuse.equal

Edin's Hall Broch (By mollin)

This Scheduled Monument is a rare example of a lowland broch (fortification), and is not the easiest place to access. Getting there involves a trek of about 2.3km, with the trail climbing about 80m over the last half of the walk (quite steeply as you get close to the broch, it’s on a hill after all…). Wear good boots!

There is limited free parking (for about 6 cars) at W3W: reef.sonic.bonus

Take the track from the car park, and where the track forks, take the track down to the left. If you take the track to the right you will have to paddle across a ford, while the track to the left leads you to the wonderfully wobbly Elba suspension bridge to cross the river. From there the route is clearly signed.

This a Historic Environment Scotland site so TOAL from outside the site.
PastMap (pastmap.org.uk/map) may be useful, just turn on the Scheduled Monuments layer).
There are overhead power lines about 600m from the site, other than that, the Lammermuirs are to the North, and the Cheviots to the South, enjoy…

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Co-ordinates: 55.83549, -2.364791 • what3words: ///cashiers.sharpened.clinking

Bewl Water and water sport centre (By grandad1950)

lots of photo opportunities especially when they have sailing or rowing events on. Lots or TOAL spots along the footpath around the reservoir. Quite a few people were interested to have a look at the images and find out more about what I was doing

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Co-ordinates: 51.06578, 0.41136 • what3words: ///boxer.staining.arrives

Daresbury Laboratory (By Andy_B)

I work here and was asked if I wanted to put a video together, so I got to TAOL from different places on the site.
People regularly fly over from off-site though.
Quite a long video as its now being shown inside the building to visitors in the foyers etc :-)

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Co-ordinates: 53.3445, -2.63414 • what3words: ///attend.wider.gave

Tranmere Rovers FC Prenton Park (By Andy_B)

TAOL from public footpath outside Mersey Clipper next door to stadium.
DJI NFZ to unlock.

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Co-ordinates: 53.37371, -3.033689 • what3words: ///knots.hunter.star

Marbury Country Park (By Andy_B)

Lots of places to TOAL and some great views over Budworth Mere

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Co-ordinates: 53.28325, -2.519299 • what3words: ///bugs.loans.tracks

Delamere Forest (By Andy_B)

Plenty of places to TOAL

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Co-ordinates: 53.22738, -2.679956 • what3words: ///refuses.airbrush.pampering

Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland (By markas)

I visited in the evening when it was closed and parked in front of the main gates: https://w3w.co/vine.natively.data

Keep within the height limits as it is on the flight path for Newcastle International Airport.

Seaton Delaval Hall is a Grade I listed country house in Northumberland, England, near the coast just north of Newcastle upon Tyne. Located between Seaton Sluice and Seaton Delaval, it was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1718 for Admiral George Delaval; it is now owned by the National Trust.

Since completion of the house in 1728, it has had an unfortunate history. Neither architect nor patron lived to see its completion; it then passed through a succession of heirs, being lived in only intermittently. Most damaging of all, in 1822 the central block was gutted by fire, and has remained an empty shell ever since.

The 18th-century gardens of the hall are Grade II* listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens

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Co-ordinates: 55.08215, -1.496512 • what3words: ///snail.juror.text

Winchelsea beach (By grandad1950)

good views along the beach and across the caravan parks. Limited parking. TOAL along the seafront

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Co-ordinates: 50.91205, 0.726602 • what3words: ///logo.sapping.clown

Jackson Crescent Park (By AlbionDrones)

TOAL from Hulme Park or from the path to the bridge if the park is locked. Car Parking free for non-residents after 6pm..

Lots of Cityscape to capture from here, but watch height, some of the towers are well above 400'.

Also be careful not to fly sideways unless you are absolutely positive that you are clear of buildings - a mistake I made...

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Co-ordinates: 53.47072, -2.253605 • what3words: ///gave.hungry.class

Furness Abbey (By markas)

Small free car park here: https://w3w.co/awakening.length.contact open 24/7

Furness Abbey, or St. Mary of Furness, is a former Catholic monastery located to the north of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. The abbey dates back to 1123 and was once the second-wealthiest and most powerful Cistercian monastery in the country, behind Fountains Abbey, prior to its dissolution during the English Reformation. The abbey contains a number of individual Grade I Listed Buildings and is a Scheduled Monument.

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Co-ordinates: 54.13564, -3.197917 • what3words: ///directly.inefficient.walking

Littlecote Roman Villa (By clinkadink)

Parking / TOAL: 51.432341, -1.566057

Free parking is available 100m to the east of the site.

The Roman villa was initially built in about 60AD near the site of a Roman guard post covering a crossing of the River Kennet. Successively rebuilt and enlarged over the next two centuries, in its heyday it boasted 60 rooms, two thermal baths and a number of mosaic floors and hypocausts. The magnificent surviving mosaic floor was built in the mid 4th century. Its central feature depicts Orpheus, god of the underworld and musician to Apollo. It is thought that this was a homage to a religious cult associated with Apollo and Bacchus which flourished at that time. The quality of the mosaic design and the rarity of its overall configuration, with what would have been three semi-circular apses at one end, make it one of the outstanding Roman mosaics in Britain. It is now protected by a roof and there is a raised viewing platform.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littlecote_Roman_Villa

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Co-ordinates: 51.43335, -1.569484 • what3words: ///metals.lobbed.immediate