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Nettleden added to Forests and Trees in East of England by macspite on 07/11/2020

just outside the hamlet of Nettleden, on the road to Ringshall, is a large empty field to your right. There is a one car-sized space off the road which is the field entrance. When I visited the field was fallow with stubble and the fild entrance had a good-sized branch across it in lieu of a gate.

There is a public footpath that runs diagonally across the field to give you a legitimate launch point. It's not the most photogenic location apart from the rather nice tree that stands in splendid isolation - and was quickly snapped for a GADC photo competition

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.78484, -0.536581 • what3words: ///hidden.boxing.career

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 07/11/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Co-ordinates: 57.57872, -4.134694 • what3words: ///gazes.facing.fame

Castlefield, Manchester (By kvetner)

This is a fascinating area of Manchester with lots of historic and modern architecture and infrastructure, and great views of the city centre.

I've used two take-off-and-landing points:

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This is a quite little path down from the main street, nobody else was there for the duration of two flights. I would not use this location late at night as it is unlit and anti-social behaviour could be expected.

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Hazards: this is often a busy area for pedestrians. Note that many of the boats on the canal are used as homes, and there are several businesses and domestic buildings in close proximity. There can also be bird-life (seagulls and geese while I was there).

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.4745, -2.256494 • what3words: ///woven.useful.palace

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.08905, -1.4425 • what3words: ///converter.refuses.shuttered

Derwent Reservoir nr. Consett (By CSB73)

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Co-ordinates: 54.8539, -1.956968 • what3words: ///enjoyable.screening.starter

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 52.32558, -0.597864 • what3words: ///outbid.kickbacks.year

Glasson Marina (By stevesb)

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Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.9967, -2.844465 • what3words: ///highbrow.correctly.bothered

Harlow Town Park (By Fishlex)

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Land owner permission not required.

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Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 54.58727, -0.97626 • what3words: ///racetrack.steeped.advances

Somerleyton Hall Estate & Gard (By OldSoulBoy)

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Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 52.52102, 1.672884 • what3words: ///salads.jokers.grounding

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Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.71088, -1.973086 • what3words: ///paths.prom.lately


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