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Halnaker Windmill added to Historic Buildings in South East by BrianB on 26/07/2019

Halnaker Windmill is accessed up a long track which is also a public footpath. There is a small parking area on the A285 at the junction with Dredge Lane. As you reach the Windmill you will see that the piece of land it is on is own by West Sussex County Council. I used the wide public footpath / track on the approach to take off an land ( just out of shot bottom right) as it gives a good view up and down the path and is far enough away from the Windmill not to breach the drone code. Just a note that this is just outside the Chichester/Goodwood FRZ. There are a lot of small aircraft that use the airfield so you need to be constantly aware or your airspace and the limits of where you can fly.

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Co-ordinates: 50.87875, -0.693684
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Morecambe foreshore (East end) (By Doodler)

Parking at https://what3words.com/dolls.masterful.manliness Morecambe East end towards Hest Bank and near the golf course

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Loyn Bridge Nr Lancaster, between Hornby & Gressingham (By Doodler)

Location is at https://what3words.com/importers.reach.happier Public footpath along the river with plenty of places to stop. Parking on the Gressingham side of the bridge at https://what3words.com/townhouse.inform.officers

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Chatterley Whitfield Colliery Heritage Centre (By northernlights53)

Plenty of free parking on the access road. I flew from the industrial estate as it was closed during the lock-down. Under normal circumstances possibly fly from the top of the old spoil heap in the country park.

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Belvoir castle (By craigbarlow18)

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River Mersey near Silver Jubilee Bridge (By kvetner)

I parked on Parsonage Road, Widnes. A public footpath runs west under the two bridges, and there is an open concrete area on the river bank at https://what3words.com/camps.crowned.safely where I took off from. Hazards: this site is clear of the Liverpool Airport flight restriction zone (at date of flying), but note that DJI's no-fly zone extends across much of the river (height limit of 60m imposed unless you arrange a temporary unlock). The footpath was not busy when I flew (Saturday morning). The take-off point is >150m clear from housing and from the road/rail bridges, but note there are commercial buildings and a school playing field nearby. Also: seagulls!

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Craigieburn (By notveryprettyboy)

///sends.grandest.priced Walk down the hill and find the tree stump to sit on.

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TSS Duke of Lancaster (By kvetner)

You can park for free at Abakhan Fabrics, where there is a cafe and public toilets. Footpaths run down to the shore on either side of a water channel, these are both public footpaths. Fly from the footpath or the shore (the east footpath leads to better clear space for take-off and landing). Hazards: pedestrians using the paths, a railway line, and various overhead cables.

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Wheal Prosper tin mine (By lee)

public car park 1/4 mile from mine, very easy access

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Cambusnethan Priory (By JoeC)

There's a car park on Castlehill Road. Unless you have a 4x4, I'd park there and walk down to the Priory... I tried to drive down in a Yaris and got stuck in one of the potholes! This

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Warrington Transporter Bridge (By kvetner)

I parked at Warrington Animal Welfare, postcode WA1 1NA. From there, follow a footpath south-west to the edge of a farmer's field, there is good space here for take-off and landing. You can continue on the path down to the river bank and along to the right to maintain VLOS, but note that the industrial areas east and west of the bridge may be counted as a "congested area".

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