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Cuningar Loop Woodland Park added to Forests and Trees in Scotland by Drumsagard on 28/11/2020

This small woodland park is in the middle of the City of Glasgow on a loop in the middle of the river Clyde. It is owned by Forestry & Land Scotland who allow drone flights from their property. From their website "You’re allowed to fly a drone on Scotland’s national forests and land, as long as you’re following the Civil Aviation Authority’s guidelines, including the Drone Code, and all other legal requirements, such as those relating to privacy/data protection, wildlife disturbance and the Health and Safety at Work Act. The CAA guidelines and Drone Code include the requirement to have your drone in sight at all times, which may not be possible in some forested areas. All pilots must follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and respect other people’s interests, care for the environment and take responsibility for your own actions. If you want to fly drones for professional reasons, please contact the relevant regional office to apply for permission as early as possible in your planning."

There is plenty of parking available with access points to the park from both sides of the river. One thing to note though, this park is normally very busy so I'd suggest early morning or late evening flights.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 55.84275, -4.203061 • what3words: ///congratulations.remedy.photo

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 28/11/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 54.08091, -2.835691 • what3words: ///pills.lawn.this

St Mary's Church, South Dalton (By tnxphotos)

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.89717, -0.529473 • what3words: ///tumblers.date.spouting

Hanningfield Reservior (By OldSoulBoy)

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.65037, 0.509244 • what3words: ///napped.unwraps.certainty

Hartland Quay (By Fatfred_flies)

Speak to the landlord for toal or use the beach.

Can be busy.

Big car park.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 50.99426, -4.53428 • what3words: ///handed.newlyweds.sporting

Glenfinnan Viaduct (By KAM)

If Alistair sees this post then please message me and send banks details. I’ll happily BACS the £10 take off fee if it still applies. Well worth it!

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 56.87811, -5.430872 • what3words: ///corded.overheat.quits

St Mary and All Saints Church (By Acedrone)

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Easy access to a filed before bridge opposite church with the River Nene in front of church.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 52.52411, -0.439804 • what3words: ///grinders.payout.tins

Fort Augustus on Loch Ness (By KAM)

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

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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)

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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

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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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