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Long Meg and her Daughters added to Iconic Landscapes and Ancient Sites in North West by D0c.Col on 18/02/2024

The most famous of the many legends that surround the stones is that they were once a coven of witches who were turned to stone by a wizard from Scotland named Michael Scot. It is said the stones cannot be counted – but, if anyone is able to count them twice and come to the same total – the spell will be broken or it will bring very bad luck. Another legend states that if you walk round the circles and count the number of stones correctly, then put your ear to Long Meg, you will hear her whisper. The name itself is said to come from a local witch, Meg of Meldon, who was alive in the early 17th century. From a certain angle, the Long Meg stone resembles the profile of a witch, facing the stones. However that Meg of Meldon is the name given to Margaret Fenwick (née Selsby) who lived at Meldon near Morpeth, Northumberland, some 70 miles from these stones.

There is a large carpark just down the lane from the stones that is marked in DS and Penrith is just a few miles away.

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Co-ordinates: 54.72749, -2.667979 • what3words: ///scatters.drivers.again

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 29/10/2023. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Evesham abbey (By Mark73)

Plenty of car parks around. With plenty of sights to fly as well.

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Co-ordinates: 52.09127, -1.948138 • what3words: ///ratty.quality.crown

ICI Power Station (By Kcscott)

The power station and buildings have been Abandoned since 2000s and the buildings going to ruins. Plenty to see and explore with the drone as there are also smaller buildings situated around the grounds.
History:
The Power station is situated on the old ICI site which was a leader in explosive and chemical manufacturing. Many processes in explosive manufacture require steam, heat or power - in most explosive factories, this is provided by at least one on-site power plant, and ICI Ardeer was no exception. The power plant still standing is not the original, it probably dates from the '40s or '50s. Three coal-fired boilers provided steam which was sent through insulated overground pipes to buildings all over the factory, and there was also enough steam to drive two electrical generators.

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Co-ordinates: 55.62902, -4.721852 • what3words: ///sharpness.hillsides.install

Prospect Park and The Mansion House (By apreading)

Plenty of parking in or around the park. Dense woodland at the top, so probably best to fly the drone from the open areas at the foot of the hill, which are wide open spaces.

The Mansion House has an interesting history and is an iconic and well known building in West Reading. Some

Prospect Park is a public park situated north of the A4 (Bath Road) in the western suburbs of Reading.
It is the largest park in Reading, and includes a large regency style house, known as The Mansion House (previously as Prospect House). There are also sporting facilities and the Prospect Park Miniature Railway within the 50 hectares (120 acres) of parkland, and a Harvester restaurant in the Mansion House.

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More info here: Prospect Park, Reading - Wikipedia

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Co-ordinates: 51.44936, -1.011478 • what3words: ///cheat.void.apple

Gairloch Free Church of Scotland (By Buzbysmg)

Located by accident whilst flying around Gairloch beach. Nice featured church so thought it worth an add.

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Co-ordinates: 57.71936, -5.686614 • what3words: ///rainy.illogical.successor

Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hednesford. (By Larry68)

Park anywhere in the town which is close by (where permitted). Hednesford Hills are close by and make for a fantastic walk, too!

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Co-ordinates: 52.71031, -1.998564 • what3words: ///create.efficient.toolbar

Foots Cray meadows (By grandad1950)

On the edge of Sidcup a large area of parkland, woodland and meadows along the river Cray

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Co-ordinates: 51.42568, 0.127215 • what3words: ///lakes.market.comical

Leeds Liverpool Canal & Docklands (By Bradders101)

Footage of Liverpool’s Albert & Princess docklands with the Leeds / Liverpool canal link.

Take and landing point primary at Albert Dock. Suggested parking at Liverpool One NCP

Footage taken with Mini 4 Pro

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Co-ordinates: 53.40086, -2.991092 • what3words: ///goods.format.park

Scroby Wind farm (By Skyrunner1)

Parking available (currently £1.40 per hour). Nice RNLI lifeboat station next to car park free entry with a small volunteer cafe inside,

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Co-ordinates: 52.64713, 1.735856 • what3words: ///bridge.apron.began

Falls of Dochart (By Buzbysmg)

The beautiful Falls of Dochart run through the small town of Killin, in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Located at the western end of Loch Tay, the famous white waters of the Falls of Dochart can be viewed from the village’s bridge.
Excellent water show especially after rainfall.

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Co-ordinates: 56.46248, -4.320556 • what3words: ///burns.torched.prouder

Eltham Palace (By grandad1950)

TOAL just outside the main gate from the road

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Co-ordinates: 51.44714, 0.048514 • what3words: ///ruby.activism.cost


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