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Manchester Ship Canal near Trafford Centre added to Rivers and Canals in North West by kvetner on 28/05/2020

Parking is available on Old Barton Road (M41 7LF), the abandoned road leads west along the south bank of the Manchester Ship Canal. Alternatively, parking may be available at Chill Factore, there is then a walking route along the roads towards the David Lloyd tennis centre. There are a couple of spots between the old highway and the ship canal to fly from. The old highway itself is used by walkers and cyclists. Hazards: there is housing to the north of the Ship Canal, and the David Lloyd centre nearby. There is a large area of (inaccessible) waste ground between this spot and Trafford Park where a safe separation distance can be maintained from buildings. At the time of writing, Barton City Airport accept applications for drone flight permission via an online form; permission is easier during evenings or very early morning when the aerodrome is not in regular use.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.47134, -2.359411 • what3words: ///punt.spin.talked

The originator declared that this location was inside a flight restriction zone at the time of being flown. Permission to fly was obtained from Barton City Airport. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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The Battery Morecambe (By stevesb)

Carpark right by the beach

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Co-ordinates: 54.06601, -2.888723 • what3words: ///decreased.honest.silver

Morecambe Central beach (By stevesb)

Plenty of areas to park within 3 min walk

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Co-ordinates: 54.07253, -2.878708 • what3words: ///bless.duck.firmly

Crook of Lune (By stevesb)

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Co-ordinates: 54.07944, -2.730119 • what3words: ///signal.named.bedrooms

Tring Herts (By MA2flyer)

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Co-ordinates: 51.78207, -0.64373 • what3words: ///fortress.sparkles.pizzeria

Haysden Country Park (By SirGunner)

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Co-ordinates: 51.19247, 0.231952 • what3words: ///tens.vase.polite

Corby Bridge (Wetheral Viaduct) (By CSB73)

Corby Bridge was built between 1830 and 1834 and carries the Carlisle to Newcastle railway over the River Eden. It stands about 100ft above the river and also carries a footpath to connect the villages of Wetheral and Corby. You can park beside the road beneath the viaduct itself and follow a public footpath to the riverside. Be mindful of overhanging trees on take off then head out over the river for some great shots.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.88453, -2.830126 • what3words: ///atlas.frogs.suits

Castle Rising (By Geoff.C)

Small lay-by outside the site is ideal for launching

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 52.79287, 0.469033 • what3words: ///design.ratty.wider

Loyn Bridge (By stevesb)

there is an area just off the bridge where six cars can park, and then walk either way up or down the river to fly

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.1212, -2.641572 • what3words: ///canal.measure.texts

Dolwyddelan Castle, Snowdonia (By Mavic2Pro)

CADW property, but you can take off from the fields across the road. The car park was empty when I visited due to COVID.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.05296, -3.908295 • what3words: ///toothpick.direct.trucked

Llanberis Pass (A4086) (By Mavic2Pro)

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Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.08077, -4.022777 • what3words: ///cries.screamed.defected


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