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COPP memorial / Hayling Island added to Coastal Scenery in South East by macspite on 24/06/2021

The memorial is a lump of granite (like one of Obelixe's menhirs) on a mound. It commemorates the Combined Operations Pilotage Parties who were based on Hayling during WW2. The unit was formed to develop the use of canoes in warfare, the most famous example of which were the exploits of the "Cockleshell Heroes".

https://www.discoverhayling.co.uk/copp-heroes

The monument is in one of the seafront car parks with toilets and an ice cream kiosk nearby. The less good news is that the local council considers £6 to park as good for their budget. Also, in summer and with the sun out the beach area becomes very overcrowded. Best visited outside the hours 09:00 to 18:00

/there is a wee narrow gauge railway that "runs" along parallel to the shore - tripod mode is best for matching speed of drone and train. The front offers views over to the Isle of Wight, toward Bognor and along the Solent toward Southampton.

There are 2 pubs, a good chippy and a couple of restaurants within walking istance

This is within the infamous, imaginary and spurious "No Fly Zone" promoted by a website that we do not name. If anyone suggests you should not be flying respond brisjly and with forceful language.

The land is administered by Havant Borough Council. At time of writing (24/06/21) there are no by-laws in force to prevent flying.

Be aware that both Military and Coastguard helicopters often overfly this area at low altitude, model aircraft and other drones may be present and paramotor pilots may fly at 30 feet or less "practising landing"

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 50.78346, -0.977692 • what3words: ///overhead.rescue.nudge

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 16/06/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Rosedale Abbey Kilns (By Pedro71)

At first sight these look like medieval ruins actually part of the 19th century iron stone industry. The ruins are giant Kilns once used to roast iron ore before it was sent on to Teesside furnaces. Located on the disused Rosedale Railway.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.37428, -0.915568 • what3words: ///snowballs.presenter.vouch

Bilsdale Flintstone House (By Pedro71)

A distinctive rock formation that stands out in the middle of moorland. I reached it via a 30 mile round trip bicycle ride. The nearest parking I think would be Clay Bank car park Great Broughton

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.39574, -1.070412 • what3words: ///outs.simple.include

Cleveland Way Saltburn to Skinningrove (By Pedro71)

Free car parking on Marine Parade Saltburn. There is pay and display parking closer to the Ship Inn. The Cleveland Way is directly behind the Ship Inn the path is fairly flat after an initial steep climb up some steps. There is a 19th Centuary Guibal fan house and some metal sculptures on the route such as the 'Charm Bracelet' as seen being flown through in the video.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.58456, -0.958528 • what3words: ///centrally.insurers.revives

Captain Cooks Monument (By Pedro71)

The Monument is served by Gribdale car park near Great Ayton Best time to visit I would say evenings as it can be popular for walkers etc especially at weekends.

The bonus for this location is that you can reach Roseberry topping from the same car park.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.48285, -1.0907 • what3words: ///conveying.expressed.messing

Wainstones (By Pedro71)

Park at Clay Bank car park Great Broughton. There's a steep climb to the flagged footpath to the stones so if limited in mobility it might be difficult. The path forms part of the Cleveland Way.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.42448, -1.140592 • what3words: ///hypnotist.longingly.dignify

Roseberry Topping (By Pedro71)

Parked at Gribdale Car Park which also serves Capt Cooks Monument. I went late evening before sunset as it can be quite busy up there at other times.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.50526, -1.106719 • what3words: ///crib.pupils.mops

Slapton Sands (By BakerA1996)

Parked in one of the car parks nearby and walked over. Quite a few people on beach near the car park so I walked over to a less populated area with nobody within 40m

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.29585, -3.639015 • what3words: ///blankets.mandolin.gradually

Gate A11, Rednal Airfield, SY11 4HF (By droner61)

Contact me to fly here.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 52.83942, -2.931912 • what3words: ///expiring.lobbed.builder

River Teign (By BakerA1996)

Parking is very limited. Tide was out so TOAL on the pebbles

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 50.53811, -3.540194 • what3words: ///wiped.haystack.hiking

Llangynidr towards Llangorse (By gnirtS)

Rural farmland and Brecon Beacons scenery towards Llangorse lake.
Good for cloud inversions in Autumn.

Large dirt car park, free of charge, no issue with people, good VLOS to the north.

Potential hazard:- occasional paragliders.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.84601, -3.225318 • what3words: ///pictured.flesh.paintings


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