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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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Loch Faskally (By Drumsagard)

Loch Faskally is just north of Pitlochry by the River Tummell and like just about anywhere in Perthshire, looks absolutely stunning in autumn.
Land owner permission is not required as the north side of the loch is Forestry & Land Scotland property who allow drone flying for personal and recreational use - https://forestryandland.gov.scot/business-and-services/permissions-and-permits#drone

There is plenty of parking along the forest road just off the B8019.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 56.70775, -3.759737 • what3words: ///blip.crucially.shunted

Thrapston Lakes, Northamptonshire (By Skyrunner1)

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 52.4031, -0.541892 • what3words: ///vesting.nimbly.spokes

Buck Beck Bench (By john768)


Buck Beck Bench Built out of driftwood great place to sit and admire view
https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/story-behind-iconic-cleethorpes-bench-4953394

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.54747, -0.002006 • what3words: ///post.ranged.likely

Ingram Valley Northumberland (By Sandbagger)

Ingram village is located within Northumberland National Park who have a sensible drone policy. Directions.....from the A697 Morpeth to Wooler road take the junction signposted Ingram just north of the village of Powburn , follow the road to Ingram bridge where refreshments are available, from here a single track road continues up the valley leading to a WC block and grassy picnic/parking areas, further up the valley there is limited parking where the road ends and you can walk to Linhope spout waterfall.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 55.43949, -1.972115 • what3words: ///honey.treetop.anyone

Thirlmere, Lake District (By CSB73)

Turn of the A591 at the South end of the lake. Follow the narrow road along the shore. You can park in one of the NT car parks or if you re lucky you may find a space in one of the laybys along the road, then it just a short walk to the lakeside.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.53524, -3.069878 • what3words: ///continued.strategy.flute

Cleethorpes Beach (By john768)

Plenty of free parking along seafront. Great lighting and textures at sunset over the River Humber. My favorite location for flying

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.54189, 0.00074 • what3words: ///saunas.kilts.numeral

Roundway Down (By clinkadink)

Head towards the White Horse at Devizes, about 100m before the car park by the horse, there is a left turn signposted "Leipzig Plantation". Head up that narrow, windy road for about half a mile. The road will turn to gravel. You can either park at this point, or if you you have 4x4, you can continue for about another 1/4 miles down the straight track, which is what I did. At the end, there is ample room for about 6 cars. Go through the little gate and its about a 10 minute walk to the site. You will be well rewarded for your journey, as the views are to die for.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.37565, -1.994305 • what3words: ///bunks.snooping.jumpy

Tyne Bridge Hexham (By Damocles)

parking is available at Tyne Green Country Park where the bridge is

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 54.97679, -2.094182 • what3words: ///pinches.muscular.spurted

Hest Bank Shore (By Doodler)

Hest Bank shore is next to the West Coast mainline and a lovely part of the area. Plenty of parking, small café open when it's worth them opening which is most days. Nice walk along the shore and good for taking the dog for a walk. Not the best photo to show off the area but I was testing DJI Fly 1.4.12 and wrong time of day for the sun.
Turn off the main road at ///pelted.beaters.shredder and parking is along the shore the other side of the line.

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Co-ordinates: 54.09563, -2.81338 • what3words: ///delighted.rocket.culminate

Stainsby Manor (By danensis)

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1015890?

The monument includes the remains of the defended manorial complex at Stainsby. The site is situated on the crest of a hill 12.8km south east of Chesterfield and consists of the below ground remains of a manor house and chapel, the surviving earthworks of the defensive ditch and rampart, the outer circuit bank and fishpond. A hollow way is also evident as an earthwork to the south west of the manor house leading to the chapel.

Car parking on main street of the village. Public footpath through the earthworks.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.18575, -1.328487 • what3words: ///headboard.exclaim.begun


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