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Hayling Island Rail and Road Bridges added to Bridges in South East by macspite on 31/12/2019

The marker shows the somewhat conealed entrance to a parking area opposite the service station that is on the left as soon as you have got onto the island. It is a popular spot to park for walkers and dog walkers looking to follow the route of the old railway line. There is an area of grass amongst the trees that I use for take off. Check for cyclists zooming past!

The road bridge is on your right, to the left (west) is the embankment of the old Hayling Billy Line extending northward into Langstone Harbour. The wooden trestles of the old bridge can be seen encased in concrete which was done to strengthen the bridge, there iare the remains of the turntable that was used to open the bridge to boat traffic between Langstone and Chichester harbours. At one point there was a scheme to constuct a canal to link into the Chichester canal, itself to be extended to London. Thus goods could travel from Portsmouth Docks direct to the capital by barge.

The rail bridge and the associated branch line was closed in 1963 as part of the swingeing cuts imposed on the railways by the then Minister of Transport, Ernet Marples (Of the roadbuilding and construction company Marples) following Dr Beeching's recommendations. Although the line was slightly in profit the cost of needed repairs to the bridge was the reason given for closure

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Co-ordinates: 50.83023, -0.980358 • what3words: ///fools.safest.denser

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St Mary's Church, South Dalton (By tnxphotos)

The very tall St Mary's Church in South Dalton. The Northern edge of the plot sits against a field so there are a few field entrances and large verges to park up. Its tall so you will need a bit of distance to get it all in shot. I pulled in at https://w3w.co/language.sprint.sues

If just as impressive on the inside if it open so worth a look.

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Co-ordinates: 53.89717, -0.529473 • what3words: ///tumblers.date.spouting

Hanningfield Reservior (By OldSoulBoy)

Land owner permission not known. Essex Water, who co-own and run the reservoir with the Wildlife Trust have been contacted previously by another pilot and had no issues. Bare in mind that Easy of the car parks is Nature Reserve and a SSSI and rules and regulations apply accordingly

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Co-ordinates: 51.65037, 0.509244 • what3words: ///napped.unwraps.certainty

Hartland Quay (By Fatfred_flies)

Speak to the landlord for toal or use the beach.

Can be busy.

Big car park.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 50.99426, -4.53428 • what3words: ///handed.newlyweds.sporting

Glenfinnan Viaduct (By KAM)

If Alistair sees this post then please message me and send banks details. I’ll happily BACS the £10 take off fee if it still applies. Well worth it!

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Co-ordinates: 56.87811, -5.430872 • what3words: ///corded.overheat.quits

St Mary and All Saints Church (By Acedrone)

The Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay is a parish church in the Church of England in Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire. It is noted for containing a mausoleum to leading members of the Yorkist dynasty of the Wars of the Roses.

Easy access to a filed before bridge opposite church with the River Nene in front of church.

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Co-ordinates: 52.52411, -0.439804 • what3words: ///grinders.payout.tins

Fort Augustus on Loch Ness (By KAM)

Fort Augustus with Loch Ness in the background and the ladder of locks on The Caledonian Canal.

Walk up the canal towpath until you’re far enough away from the built up area of Ft Augustus to take off then fly over the paddocks and Heath W/SW of the town to get the town, locks and Loch Ness in shot.

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Co-ordinates: 57.14396, -4.69113 • what3words: ///blinks.limbs.roadblock

The Highland Club, Loch Ness (By KAM)

If you’re staying there then you have access to a beach on the SE tip of the land which fits the CAA regs for a take off point.

Then to out over Loch Ness to maintain separation from built up areas and residents.

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Co-ordinates: 57.14427, -4.674017 • what3words: ///roadshow.label.avoid

Bodiam Castle Alternative TOAL (By ResilienceUAV)

Layby just over the bridge heading towards the Railway station. Large enough to park and walk around if required.

Allows for good VLOS due to position.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.99894, 0.54048 • what3words: ///panics.undivided.flitting

The Church or St Peter & St Pa (By ResilienceUAV)

I parked on the road which is wide enough for vehicles to pass. I then took off from the pavement.

A few people passed me while I was flying and no one took much of an interest.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.88829, 0.245129 • what3words: ///tastes.impose.verb

St Mark's Dunham Town (By Sparkyws)

On-street parking on School lane
Note: Dunham Town is very busy at Weekends and Bank Holidays
I was there in the evening, on a weeknight and it was very quiet
TOAL from the street outside St Mark's Church

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Co-ordinates: 53.38737, -2.391833 • what3words: ///knowledge.glee.sharpened


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