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Elterwater, Lake District added to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North West by D0c.Col on 11/02/2024

Elterwater is a village in the English Lake District and the county of Cumbria. The village lies half a mile (800 m) north-west of the lake of Elter Water, from which it derives its name. Both are situated in the valley of Great Langdale.

Elterwater Bridge is a Grade II listed structure dating to at least the 18th century.

In the past, the principal industries have been farming, quarrying for slate and gunpowder manufacture. The first two activities continue, while evidence of the latter survives in the grounds of the Langdale Estate, a holiday development founded in the 1930s and redeveloped as a timeshare in the 1980s.

In the present day, tourism is a principal source of income and the village is popular with visitors of all kinds, particularly fell-walkers due to its proximity to many of the Lake Districts most popular fells. The village is home to a plethora of holiday homes, as well as the Britannia Inn and Elterwater Hostel, a former YHA hostel, that was saved from closure and taken independent in 2013.

There is a National Trust Carpark next to the Elterwater Bridge, which was the start our stunning 13.5 km circular walk around the Elter Lake and eventually coming back over the Skelwith Bridge following the river Brathay on the well maintained trail back to Elterwater carpark (you can see it in my video as I stayed in the cottage you see at the end of it). There is a pub and an excellent cafe in the small village centre and only 5 minutes from Ambleside.

Although the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust there it is open access and there are places where you can TOAL without trespass.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 54.43425, -3.037682 • what3words: ///crumb.riders.trusts

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 03/02/2024. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Evesham abbey (By Mark73)

Plenty of car parks around. With plenty of sights to fly as well.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 52.09127, -1.948138 • what3words: ///ratty.quality.crown

ICI Power Station (By Kcscott)

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Co-ordinates: 55.62902, -4.721852 • what3words: ///sharpness.hillsides.install

Prospect Park and The Mansion House (By apreading)

Plenty of parking in or around the park. Dense woodland at the top, so probably best to fly the drone from the open areas at the foot of the hill, which are wide open spaces.

The Mansion House has an interesting history and is an iconic and well known building in West Reading. Some

Prospect Park is a public park situated north of the A4 (Bath Road) in the western suburbs of Reading.
It is the largest park in Reading, and includes a large regency style house, known as The Mansion House (previously as Prospect House). There are also sporting facilities and the Prospect Park Miniature Railway within the 50 hectares (120 acres) of parkland, and a Harvester restaurant in the Mansion House.

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More info here: Prospect Park, Reading - Wikipedia

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.44936, -1.011478 • what3words: ///cheat.void.apple

Gairloch Free Church of Scotland (By Buzbysmg)

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 57.71936, -5.686614 • what3words: ///rainy.illogical.successor

Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hednesford. (By Larry68)

Park anywhere in the town which is close by (where permitted). Hednesford Hills are close by and make for a fantastic walk, too!

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 52.71031, -1.998564 • what3words: ///create.efficient.toolbar

Foots Cray meadows (By grandad1950)

On the edge of Sidcup a large area of parkland, woodland and meadows along the river Cray

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.42568, 0.127215 • what3words: ///lakes.market.comical

Leeds Liverpool Canal & Docklands (By Bradders101)

Footage of Liverpool’s Albert & Princess docklands with the Leeds / Liverpool canal link.

Take and landing point primary at Albert Dock. Suggested parking at Liverpool One NCP

Footage taken with Mini 4 Pro

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Co-ordinates: 53.40086, -2.991092 • what3words: ///goods.format.park

Scroby Wind farm (By Skyrunner1)

Parking available (currently £1.40 per hour). Nice RNLI lifeboat station next to car park free entry with a small volunteer cafe inside,

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 52.64713, 1.735856 • what3words: ///bridge.apron.began

Falls of Dochart (By Buzbysmg)

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Located at the western end of Loch Tay, the famous white waters of the Falls of Dochart can be viewed from the village’s bridge.
Excellent water show especially after rainfall.

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Co-ordinates: 56.46248, -4.320556 • what3words: ///burns.torched.prouder

Eltham Palace (By grandad1950)

TOAL just outside the main gate from the road

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Co-ordinates: 51.44714, 0.048514 • what3words: ///ruby.activism.cost


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