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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.

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Co-ordinates: 56.03136, -4.417421
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Wareham Forest (By lurch003)

Wareham Forest goes on for miles! Very scenic and lots of things you can only spot from the air. Ample car parking in all directions. Be aware of power lines.

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Longham Lakes (By lurch003)

Longham Lakes- built by Wessex Water as reservoirs about 25 years ago. Farmers fields, golf course, and the river Stour to the west, don't go east as NFZ for Bournemouth Airport. Be mindful of the power lines! Hiddem little gem.

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Solent Breezes (By ShaunDy)

Park at the end of Chilling Lane, theses a small carpark just before the Solent Breezes caravan park. walk towards the cliffs and enjoy the view What 3words location ///deprive.suits.later

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Tirley Village (Haw Bridge) (By tanglefoot)

Public footpath along River Severn. Wide open space next to popular fishing spots. Park in small area at entrance (gate always in use by Angling Club) or in closed down pub carpark on the Tirley side of road, upstream of bridge (recommended).

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Poulter Country Park (By MrG)

Only 2 small car parks but close to a local train station. The nearby airfield is far enough away not to cause an issue if you stay away from it. Doesn't tend to get very busy especially in the evenings. Good views over towards Lincolnshire.

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Dunnottar Castle (By Cheenix)

At time of my visit, there is a no flying allowed while castle is open., but was closed when I visited. Parked at top of the hill off main road and walked down.

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St Mary's Church, Lead, Tadcaster (By la4501)

Entrance Via Bridleway opposite Crooked Billet Pub. Parking at side of road and also in lay-by 50 yards before entrance (coming from Towton side).

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Wigan Locks (By Dun_na_nGall)

Park up at Rose Bridge School and go early or late in the day as it seems to get busy with walkers/runners.

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River Chess View (By Mike_Ward90)

Signs for Chorleywood House, opposite Cricket Club on the common. Follow drive all the way through until you find the football pitches. Head towards Dell Wood on the map and find the valley overlooking North Hill Road

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Blue Lagoon Local Nature Reserve (By Botev)

My parking location 51.9846406, -0.7344022 My take off location 51.9862299, -0.7385271 Fly with caution there is railway crossing nearby.

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