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Morfa Beach / Margam Sands added to Beaches and Seaside Resorts in Wales by stubbyd on 14/11/2020

This is a lovely long stretch of beach that is popular with dog walkers, and occasional kite board surfers. But it is usually fairly deserted at start and end of day. There are two shipwrecks depending on tide (and I strongly advise checking otherwise there will be no beach). From my mark, you can go left for one, and right for the other, and I will post a separate location for the HMV Altmark. The attached image shows my drone looking right from the footpath towards the steel works.

There are, as you will have walked through it, a large train yard here. From teh right location you can get good shots of goods wagons, etc..

The point I have marked is where the footpath comes out that you get to by leaving the M4 at Junction 38 and taking an immediate left if heading West. Follow that road all the way down to the train tracks and park up. Then cross the lines, and keep going straight. When the road starts to curve you will see a footpath by a fence and then the beach - approx a mile and 20m good walk.

The beach is also accessible from Kenfig Nature Reserve (see another of my locations) and runs all the way from Nottage to the old docks at Port Talbot - all told, just short of 7 miles of sand.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.54665, -3.76992 • what3words: ///bootleg.hiking.marine

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 15/06/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Catton Park, South Derbyshire. (By Clive.R)

At the point marked is a gateway to keep off the roadway for TOAL.
I would imagine parking nearer to the event area may cause some concern from security on site during festival season.

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Co-ordinates: 52.7472, -1.692377 • what3words: ///rainfall.quail.increment

Thelwall Viaduct (By Dorje)

Thelwall Viaduct is a major bridge of the M6 across the Manchester Ship Canal adjacent to two discontiguous segments of a SSSI (Woolston Eyes).

Access is via a footpath from Thelwall.

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Co-ordinates: 53.38943, -2.507097 • what3words: ///zoos.loaning.blacken

Belmont Common (By jordans)

Belmont Common-

Good VLOS to the north with very little to interfere with flight.
A spot I use to practice low level manoeuvres when upper winds are too high as trees from 3 sides give good cover.
Footpaths through woods look good for FPV (if I were brave enough)
Very unlikely to bump into members of public

Warnings:
TNL FRZ 0.5 miles to the south
Close to road (quiet road)
Phone line nearby
Trees up to 50ft around 3 sides

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 52.83628, -1.706464 • what3words: ///taker.notion.grudging

Corfe Castle (By LordParker)

Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage. The first phase was one of the earliest castles in England to be built at least partly using stone when the majority were built with earth and timber. Corfe Castle underwent major structural changes in the 12th and 13th centuries.


In 1572, Corfe Castle left the Crown's control when Elizabeth I sold it to Sir Christopher Hatton. Sir John Bankes bought the castle in 1635, and was the owner during the English Civil War. His wife, Lady Mary Bankes, led the defence of the castle when it was twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. The first siege, in 1643, was unsuccessful, but by 1645 Corfe was one of the last remaining royalist strongholds in southern England and fell to a siege ending in an assault. In March that year Corfe Castle was slighted on Parliament's orders. Owned by the National Trust, the castle is open to the public and in 2018 received around 237,000 visitors.

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Co-ordinates: 50.6402, -2.059057 • what3words: ///quits.slime.part

St. George's Hall and museums (By Dorje)

The neoclassical St. George's Hall and nearby museums, as well as a number of other notable Liverpool city centre buildings are visible from the air here.

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Co-ordinates: 53.4087, -2.979218 • what3words: ///tricky.usual.funny

Liverpool waterfront (By Dorje)

The Liverpool waterfront is the site of the iconic "Three Graces" of the Liver Building, Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool building. It also has great scenery across the River Mersey and of the Mersey Ferry.

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Co-ordinates: 53.40469, -2.997006 • what3words: ///item.pack.letter

Sankey Valley Park (By Dorje)

Sankey Valley Park is a public park in Warrington. It is a linear park so runs the length of much of the western area of the town along the course of Sankey brook and the St. Helens Canal. Be aware that the park is quite narrow at points due to its linear nature and is intersected by an active railway and road at different points too.

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Co-ordinates: 53.39439, -2.616531 • what3words: ///wanted.spicy.topic

Daresbury Hall (By Andy_B)

Tatty old building that was once something quite different

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Co-ordinates: 53.33955, -2.62545 • what3words: ///escape.arrow.fight

Hitchin Lavender Farm (By Dren)

Arrive early or in the evening. Lavender farm gets busy during the daytime.
parking is just along road from entrance to farm, short tarmac pathway which you can park on off road(road is busy at times). walk up the track through the woods and the first field is open, the lavender fields are in the next field at top on your right, its fenced off from Wheat field. Ive launched from the fence line as this is outside of the Lavender Farm boundary. area gets plenty of dog walkers and joggers.

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Co-ordinates: 51.97976, -0.264525 • what3words: ///yesterday.crescendo.split

River Derwent (By jordans)

Decent gap in the hedges for on the footpath along the Derwent. Gap is roughly where pin is dropped. Parked in the McDonalds near by with no issues. Good VLOS available in most directions and having the river, wind turbines and water treatment plant near by make for some interesting shots.

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Co-ordinates: 52.90282, -1.415327 • what3words: ///jetliner.dealings.logic


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