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Ladybower Reservoir added to Lakes and Reservoirs in East Midlands by kvetner on 16/12/2019

Park on the A6013 north of Yorkshire Bridge Inn, or at Heatherdene Car Park nearby.

Marker pin placed on a Public Right of Way, note that off the PROW there may be no permission from private landowners to take-off/land (reservoir is owned by Severn Trent Water).

Popular spot with walkers and cyclists so keep off the path and avoid busy times of day.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.36653, -1.704448 • what3words: ///unusable.loads.boardroom

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The Shooting Box Roseberry Topping (By Pedro71)

Parking at Newton Under Roseberry (free) or Roseberry topping car park pay and display

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.50292, -1.110039 • what3words: ///mimes.uttering.curbed

Signal Box Wigton (By Gavinnewcombe)

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.82836, -3.167873 • what3words: ///thudding.feast.collapsed

Cliffe Hill Quarry (By pao1os)

Interesting views of both the old and new parts of Cliffe Hill Quarry from this location. In spite of the quarries the area is quite pleasant.

As you approach the 5G mast from the A511 there is a field entrance and land to your left. Pull in here, as long as you are staying with your car and park so as to not block either the lane or field you should be fine.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 52.69385, -1.3069 • what3words: ///coasters.cork.dangerously

Stourport Marina (By firstadekit)

Park on Nelson Road and walk down to the river path.

This particular marina has nothing else nearby to note. However a couple of miles north up the path is Danter's Treasure Island Amusement Park which is basically a static fun fair. I'd advise driving up and parking there, which is £1 per hour.

There's also other more fun things to do in the main park such as crazy golf, boat rides and other fun activities for younger kids. Main Stourport Town Centre also has lots of lovely shops should you visit during open hours.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 52.32653, -2.270329 • what3words: ///dude.minds.disbanded

River Crouch at Fambridge (By OldGit62)

Park in layby at edge of the road, then a short walk down the bridle path to the river.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.63375, 0.676616 • what3words: ///office.snaps.announced

St Mary's Church, Cottingham, East Yorkshire (By ximi)

Parking in Cottingham is plentiful and free. The most convenient being Cottingham Green car park off King St.
TOAL for the Church can be undertaken in the church grounds (with permission) or on a footpath which skirts the the south of the churchyard. Watch out for the Yew trees which line the path. Additionally, there is a Primary School across the road from the church, so best to avoid School times for flying.
The tower of the church is particularly interesting with clock faces on all fours sides. The clock itself was made by Cooke of York in 1870.
Cottingham, which self-claims to be the largest village in England, had a number of pubs, restaurants and independent shops which are worth a visit.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.78211, -0.411647 • what3words: ///crazy.bravo.shirts

Partridge Hall Quarry, Burnby, East Yorkshire (By ximi)

Partridge Hall Quarry was acquired by the Ashcourt group in 2014, extending the companies mineral reserves to over 2 million tons.

For the Quarry, Parking is possible by the side of the road which runs from Burnby past the quarry - the verges are very wide. This is a very quiet spot on a weekend, so TOAL can be done from the verge.

Partridge Hall itself is actually a farm to the West of the quarry, with a public footpath running through it, offering excellent views over the vale of York to the West. The farm was once part of the nearby Londesborough Hall estate. The Yorkshire Wolds long distance footpath route now passes through Londesborough Park.

There aren't any pubs close by, however The Goodmanham Arms (in Goodmanham) is only 9 minutes away by car. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodmanham

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.91178, -0.694166 • what3words: ///pencils.electric.increment

Churnet Valley Railway Cheddleton, Staffordshire (By D0c.Col)

The Churnet Valley Railway is a preserved standard gauge heritage railway to the east of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, that operates along a part of the former North Staffordshire Railway's (NSR) Churnet Valley Line. Regular services travel between the two main stations at Cheddleton (the base of operations and motive power and where I TOAL from) and Kingsley and Froghall (the commercial and administrative base). There is an intermediate station at Consall. Most trains also head beyond Cheddleton to Leek Brook Junction and on to Ipstones, but Ipstones station is not icurrently n use. The Station master was super helpful and was totally on board with me using my mini 2 to take pictures. Aiden, even pointed out the best vantage point to get the shot I was after... top man!

The railway is roughly 10+1⁄2 miles (16.9 km) long from Kingsley and Froghall to Ipstones. The land from Leek Brook Junction to Ipstones was opened by Moorland & City Railways (MCR) in 2010 after they took a lease out from Network Rail. This has subsequently been purchased by the CVR. The train in the photo is No 5197 an ST160 2-8-0 Owned by Batt Holden Ltd. Ten-year overhaul recommenced June 2014 and was completed in January 2017. Star of the popular Polar Express UK specials at the Telford Steam Railway. The signal box st Cheddleton: North Staffordshire Railway was relocated in 1978 from Elton. This houses a lever frame which allows access between the "main line" and the bay platform/motive power depot but operationally is regarded as a ground (shunt) frame, no other operational signalling equipment being present.
I just missed one train going out so killed time at the Boat Inn next to the Station. Very nice pub lunch and an ale to be had with great service.

Station located at Cheddleton, Leek ST13 7EG and is well signposted. A free carpark is adjacent to the Station and access is over the level crossing. Full details at website below
https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/


Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 53.06549, -2.027086 • what3words: ///conductor.clash.samplers

Lyme Regis West (By DroneGeek)

Parking is available in Monmouth Beach car park at £1.50 per hour (at the time of this upload) - you can pay via Just Park app and renew parking from wherever if you want.

I flew from the foreshore just by The Cobb.

Probably best with a sub 250g drone as it can get busy in the summer! However this bit of beach is fairly quiet.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.71927, -2.937068 • what3words: ///denim.downhill.stub

Shakerstone Station (By john768)

Shakerstone Station .Trains run on the Battlefield Line Between shenton and Shakerstone
Took of from wide open space car park leading up to the station
Postcode cv13obs Nuneaton

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 52.65475, -1.440861 • what3words: ///seashell.magic.impaled


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