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Mersey Gateway (North Bank of Mersey) added to Bridges in North West by kvetner on 21/09/2020

Park at the south end of Tan House Lane, WA8 0SW. Follow the footpath south and across the level crossing. There are several places along the cycle path suitable for take-off and landing, but I used a wooden platform at https://w3w.co/funny.cracks.chest.

There is generally level access but steps down to the platform mentioned.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.36006, -2.712369 • what3words: ///rooms.invent.pies

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 20/09/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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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.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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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

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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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!

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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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.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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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.

Land owner permission not required.

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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.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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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

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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


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