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Finnich Glen added to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Scotland by stubbyd on 31/12/2019

Parking: There is a tiny lay-by which will take 2 or 3 cars but ¼mile up the road is a junction with more parking there.

Access: access is via style and / or gate (if fixed) and is through a forested area. This can be very wet and muddy and treacherous underfoot so extreme caution is advise as you are near to a gorge. If you follow the footpath for approx 10 / 15m walk you will see an obvious cleft the descends into teh gorge and it has a staricase [fx: cough]. When I was there this taircase was slippy, non-existant in places and plain suicidal in others. Hopefully it will get fixed up due to the interest generated by Outlander.

Weather: Pay attention to the wetaher as flash floods occur in these gorges and you may not get the same access as myself after a relatively dry summer / autumn.

Bottom Line: I do not advise tackling this unless you are either nuts, a regular hill / cliff scrambler or both. I got down but typically wear full wet weather gear so I was sliding at some points. Suffice to say it's a "little bit iffy".

Flying Your Drone:this is a bit like the access and I don't advise doing so or not doing so, just that I did. Be sure your manual flying skills are up to scratch though as my drone would not get a reliable GPS lock due to a. being in a gorge and b. possibly the iron ore in the rocks messing with it. I tried to hover at one point to grab a 360 pano and my drone simply would not remain stable and drifted several metres in random directions.

HOWEVER: if you do go then what you are greeted with is stunning red and green cliffs and a red stream / river running through. If you decide to wade upstream then you can get to the devil's pulpit (the lump or rock middle top in my image).

Would I go again - hell yes.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 56.03136, -4.417421 • what3words: ///envoy.scrolled.examine

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Chesterfield Bando (By benb1202)

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.1918, -1.452682 • what3words: ///serious.frock.aquatics

Cleethorpes pier (By john768)

Plenty of free parking nearbyPlenty of beach to take off from

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.561, -0.026414 • what3words: ///truly.crown.extend

Ratcliffe Power Station (By Earwig)

Bear in mind this is just outside the East Midlands Airport FRZ and in Class D airspace, so keep your wits about you.
The pin is placed where there is a reasonable parking place, just off the roundabout at the entrance to a field.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 52.86535, -1.240468 • what3words: ///unless.coasters.juggles

Wakerley village and area (By Skyrunner1)

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 52.58552, -0.600686 • what3words: ///harps.thudded.difficult

Old Building at Goxhill Bank (By tnxphotos)

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An easy walk along the sea wall if you park up at https://w3w.co/craft.below.legs at the very end of Ferry Road from Goxhill

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.71154, -0.321119 • what3words: ///stow.driver.look

Wyham Motoparc (By tnxphotos)

Motocross site in the middle of the Wolds. Plenty of fields around so you can park up and get nearby.

https://www.facebook.com/wyhammotoparc/

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.42296, -0.095288 • what3words: ///estuaries.lamp.swam

Loch Faskally (By Drumsagard)

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Land owner permission is not required as the north side of the loch is Forestry & Land Scotland property who allow drone flying for personal and recreational use - https://forestryandland.gov.scot/business-and-services/permissions-and-permits#drone

There is plenty of parking along the forest road just off the B8019.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 56.70775, -3.759737 • what3words: ///blip.crucially.shunted

Thrapston Lakes, Northamptonshire (By Skyrunner1)

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 52.4031, -0.541892 • what3words: ///vesting.nimbly.spokes

Buck Beck Bench (By john768)


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https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/story-behind-iconic-cleethorpes-bench-4953394

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.54747, -0.002006 • what3words: ///post.ranged.likely

Ingram Valley Northumberland (By Sandbagger)

Ingram village is located within Northumberland National Park who have a sensible drone policy. Directions.....from the A697 Morpeth to Wooler road take the junction signposted Ingram just north of the village of Powburn , follow the road to Ingram bridge where refreshments are available, from here a single track road continues up the valley leading to a WC block and grassy picnic/parking areas, further up the valley there is limited parking where the road ends and you can walk to Linhope spout waterfall.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 55.43949, -1.972115 • what3words: ///honey.treetop.anyone


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