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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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Fort Augustus on Loch Ness (By KAM)

Fort Augustus with Loch Ness in the background and the ladder of locks on The Caledonian Canal.

Walk up the canal towpath until you’re far enough away from the built up area of Ft Augustus to take off then fly over the paddocks and Heath W/SW of the town to get the town, locks and Loch Ness in shot.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 57.14396, -4.69113 • what3words: ///blinks.limbs.roadblock

The Highland Club, Loch Ness (By KAM)

If you’re staying there then you have access to a beach on the SE tip of the land which fits the CAA regs for a take off point.

Then to out over Loch Ness to maintain separation from built up areas and residents.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 57.14427, -4.674017 • what3words: ///roadshow.label.avoid

Bodiam Castle Alternative TOAL (By ResilienceUAV)

Layby just over the bridge heading towards the Railway station. Large enough to park and walk around if required.

Allows for good VLOS due to position.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.99894, 0.54048 • what3words: ///panics.undivided.flitting

The Church or St Peter & St Pa (By ResilienceUAV)

I parked on the road which is wide enough for vehicles to pass. I then took off from the pavement.

A few people passed me while I was flying and no one took much of an interest.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.88829, 0.245129 • what3words: ///tastes.impose.verb

St Mark's Dunham Town (By Sparkyws)

On-street parking on School lane
Note: Dunham Town is very busy at Weekends and Bank Holidays
I was there in the evening, on a weeknight and it was very quiet
TOAL from the street outside St Mark's Church

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.38737, -2.391833 • what3words: ///knowledge.glee.sharpened

St. Just In Roseland Creek (By Jezbot)

A beautiful tidal creek with a historic church by the water's edge, surrounded by tropical plants, in an idyllic calm, peaceful position

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 50.18197, -5.015001 • what3words: ///evaded.sounds.tightrope

Stenigot Chain Home Radar Mast (By tnxphotos)

One of the few remaining Chain Home Radar Masts at the old RAF Stenigot Radio Station. Nearly all of the RAF building have gone just leaving the Mast which is a Grade 2 Listed Structure. It's now used just for training people who climb/service antennas etc.

There are loads of farm tracks, entrances all around so plenty of take off spots and there isn't much else around to get in the way.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.32489, -0.114419 • what3words: ///brisk.tailing.grounding

Winscar Reservoir (By Storm1uk)

Pennine sailing club .
With plenty of parking spaces.
Great walks.
New members welcome if sailing is in your interest.
Great friendly staff.

Please follow the drone code.
Public is around.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.51788, -1.770211 • what3words: ///salon.quarrel.tinny

Kirkmabreck Old Church (By DrJon)

A hidden gem in the hills behind Carsluith ///hydration.torch.until. Isolated and desolate in the winter. Park at the end of the track, past the wind turbine near the quarry and walk down the path adjacent to the wall. The churchyard is hidden in the valley.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.88136, -4.348204 • what3words: ///surveyed.shuttle.cascaded

St James Woodhead Glossop Rd (By Storm1uk)

Parking is very limited .
And just of a very busy bypass .
Fantastic views.
With a 500 year old church.

Please take note to the drone code
With busy traffic around.
Happy droning .....

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Co-ordinates: 53.49205, -1.880944 • what3words: ///punks.refreshed.competing


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