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Derwent Edge Peak District added to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Midlands by Anonymous on 31/12/2019

Oned of the most beautiful breath taking scenic places that you will ever see. The right of way is sandwiched between national trust and privatly owned land sitting at 1600 feet above sea level. This is by far one of the hardest places to access, free parking on the a57 at moscar and can be a 1/2 hour hike to make your way all along the edge. so not for the faint hearted,but well worth the effort. best place to launch is by the wheelstones rock formations, nice an quiet and nobody will bother you. a word of warning this area can and will be subject to extremly strong wind gusts above 40 mph as its so exposed so best on a day when you have light variable wind.

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Co-ordinates: 53.3916, -1.696861 • what3words: ///cove.briskly.outbursts

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Worden Park (By starman316)

I have flown here several times and had no issues, Just bare in mind it can get busy, also follow the Drone Code

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Co-ordinates: 53.68397, -2.695215 • what3words: ///luck.gladiators.cure

Orwell Bridge B1046 (By Oli_0707)

B1046 - small layby to park just a minute walk to get under the bridge. Lots of boats and ships to see.

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Co-ordinates: 52.02759, 1.158864 • what3words: ///towers.pies.attention

Coniston Water (By Sparkyws)

Parking at Coniston Boating Centre, £3.00 for 2 hours

https://goo.gl/maps/49CXCvu196jXKa1E6

https://w3w.co/vocal.latches.lighters

Walk down to the waters edge the head east, follow the path till you come to the B5285, turn left and a few hundred yards you can TOAL from the side of the lake at the pin drop. You may find other locations along this way

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Co-ordinates: 54.3699, -3.059419 • what3words: ///muscular.realm.banana

Tarn Hows (By Sparkyws)

I walked Tom Gill waterfall from the car park at Glen Mary Bridge Car Park
https://goo.gl/maps/h5jBrSmJYqrHwj558
https://w3w.co/collect.airfields.lump
This is a very steep and uneven climb, there is a car park at Tarn Hows
https://goo.gl/maps/i2aiVVwNvNtZFg7L7
https://w3w.co/milky.flocking.princes

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Co-ordinates: 54.38811, -3.034664 • what3words: ///melts.column.gave

Osmington Mills Jurassic Coast (By BritCanTravel)

I parked just up from the smugglers inn pub free on the road, but the car park is aimed at the pubs customers so is pricey however the pub is a great place for food and drink as well!

TOAL from crown shore and normally quiet anytime of the day but always great for some sunset shots.

Cruise liners there because of COVID,

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Co-ordinates: 50.6348, -2.376373 • what3words: ///mini.lend.threading

Pitsford Reservoir (By Acedrone)

Go early or late evening as their maybe to many people about I took this at 6am

https://youtu.be/PkdUTAQc6r8

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Co-ordinates: 52.32308, -0.856547 • what3words: ///grounded.reset.rugs

Jo N Lees Café, Morecambe (By Doodler)

The café is part of what was a gym on the shore near Hest Bank, the rest of the place is (was?) Hydropaws. There's a car park but that's only open when the café's open however there's plenty of parking on the promenade close by. I've already added a spot nearby but this is worthy of it's own spot because it's a damned good café and you can sit on the edge of the car park wall just in front of it, handy if you're with someone and they're of the what-am-i-going-to-do-while-you-fly attitude.
Entrance from the prom - https://w3w.co/fixture.protester.doing
Car Park - https://w3w.co/loudness.corporate.mimic

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Co-ordinates: 54.0872, -2.821157 • what3words: ///spooned.oddly.commoners

Seatown (By McSteamy2010)

Great location along the Jurassic Coast path with fantastic views including this one of the biggest land slip in 60years (2021)
Parking right on the sea front with food and toilet services near by.

perfect spot for watching the sun go down.

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Co-ordinates: 50.72127, -2.820554 • what3words: ///gossiping.path.galaxies

Brougham Castle, Penrith (By CSB73)

With this being a EH site I waited until after closing time and took off from a quiet country lane layby. Just be mindful of any walkers/traffic using the lane. That said, I was in the air for over 20mins and no one passed by. You can get some stunning shots of the castle and river nearby.

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Co-ordinates: 54.6511, -2.719898 • what3words: ///sedated.opposites.acrobatic

Jones Pit - Edge of Kings Wood (By BritCanTravel)

Parked in a lay-by next to a farm gate, was there for around a total of one hour. Saw about 3 people and 1 vehicle.

Flight straight across field to the wind turbine with a quarry either side. Wish I’d have investigated more whilst flying but wind was picking up.

Edge of Kings Wood, which I think is a nature reserve but you can still see from this location when up.

Private farmland but no barns or working field around to ask full permission. TOAL is from public highway.

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Co-ordinates: 51.95353, -0.643795 • what3words: ///quiet.bigger.hours


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