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Cleveleys Ogre added to Beaches and Seaside Resorts in North West by MartG1960 on 19/01/2021

The Ogre is one of a series of artworks and features that animate the Mythic Coast story trail along Cleveleys promenade in Lancashire. He was hand carved from a single fifteen ton block of limestone by the stonemason Adrian Wright and installed below the tide line on Cleveleys beach.
Check tide times before heading to see him, as he can be completely submerged at high tide.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.88401, -3.047746 • what3words: ///weeknight.riverside.flap

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 01/12/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Basing Common (By Christopher)

Old Basing Common is a wide open area next to the remains of Basing House.

It once rivaled Hampton Court Palace in its size ( more rooms ) and opulence. Today only parts of the basement or lower ground floor, plus the foundations and earthworks, remain.

Other than a few low trees along old boundaries, the area us wide and open. The Basing House remains are slightly to the North of the pin pointed location.

Care should be taken as there are pylons running to the south of the Common alongside the main road.

There are many footpaths running across the area so expect people to be about and in summer there are loose horses on the fields that can get a little nosy.

Access is easy, you can park along the roads by the Common in Old Basing to the East or in the Basing Limepits Carpark ( just off the A33 on Redbridge Lane ) just to the West.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.26602, -1.052252 • what3words: ///sheet.opera.slate

The Bridgewater Canal (By Sparkyws)

I rode my bike up the Canal path from Altrincham, there is a car park nearby at Transpennine Trail Car Park.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.39332, -2.380407 • what3words: ///trinkets.equal.carriage

Kendal Castle circa 1200AD (By MTLakes)

The Castle, built in the 1200’s still shows a great moat all the way around the mount. Some great FPV possibilities. (Safe flying obviously)
Lots of paths up to & around the castle that can get a little boggy when wet.
The area can also become busy so be very aware of the general public & picking your time of day is key.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 54.32457, -2.737162 • what3words: ///shield.upon.voters

River Gannel (By DroneGeek)

Access easy to the river bed at low tide via various paths. Allowing take off and avoiding the coastal path to the south which is on National Trust land.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.40848, -5.103053 • what3words: ///cheering.blotting.bliss

Seaburn Beach (By MartG1960)

Coastal scenery, with large rocky outcrops visible at low tide
Park on the road, or behind Morrisons

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.93799, -1.367497 • what3words: ///shares.able.detail

Cam Brow (By MartG1960)

Beautiful area where the River Cam runs alongside the road for a while.
Be careful of the power lines crossing the area
Plenty parking spots along the road

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.96931, -2.668412 • what3words: ///lace.motels.repaying

Parlick (By MartG1960)

Great views across the county from up here - if flying from the bottom of the hill don't forget to add the height of the hill to your max altitude setting.
As you'll see it lies on the fringe of an amber area, which is a local gliding club, and is frequently used as a launch area by paragliders too, thanks to it's favourable updraughts, so take care to check for both gliding and paraglider activity before flying.
Park on the road at the foot of the hill

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.89973, -2.61687 • what3words: ///slap.cashier.opts

Beacon Fell (By MartG1960)

Country park with great views all round, and many wooded paths to fly along.
Be mindful of the nearby glider airfield ( shown in amber on the map ) though in my experience the gliders mainly stay to the North East of the park.
Ample car parking at several locations throughout the park

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.87905, -2.65779 • what3words: ///perkily.prices.conquests

Bispham Rock Gardens (By MartG1960)

Best suited to smaller drones, this is the highest point in Blackpool to fly from
Park on one of the nearby roads

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.84012, -3.041217 • what3words: ///scans.intelligible.dress

Larkholme Prom (By MartG1960)

Good location for coastal flying, with excellent visibility in all directions
Park on road adjacent to sea wall

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.90506, -3.049833 • what3words: ///parting.slanting.imprinted


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