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River Chess View added to Rivers and Canals in East of England by Mike_Ward90 on 18/06/2020

Signs for Chorleywood House, opposite Cricket Club on the common. Follow drive all the way through until you find the football pitches. Head towards Dell Wood on the map and find the valley overlooking North Hill Road

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.66577, -0.502582 • what3words: ///apply.fear.ships

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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Seaburn Beach (By MartG1960)

Coastal scenery, with large rocky outcrops visible at low tide
Park on the road, or behind Morrisons

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.93799, -1.367497 • what3words: ///shares.able.detail

Cam Brow (By MartG1960)

Beautiful area where the River Cam runs alongside the road for a while.
Be careful of the power lines crossing the area
Plenty parking spots along the road

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.96931, -2.668412 • what3words: ///lace.motels.repaying

Parlick (By MartG1960)

Great views across the county from up here - if flying from the bottom of the hill don't forget to add the height of the hill to your max altitude setting.
As you'll see it lies on the fringe of an amber area, which is a local gliding club, and is frequently used as a launch area by paragliders too, thanks to it's favourable updraughts, so take care to check for both gliding and paraglider activity before flying.
Park on the road at the foot of the hill

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.89973, -2.61687 • what3words: ///slap.cashier.opts

Beacon Fell (By MartG1960)

Country park with great views all round, and many wooded paths to fly along.
Be mindful of the nearby glider airfield ( shown in amber on the map ) though in my experience the gliders mainly stay to the North East of the park.
Ample car parking at several locations throughout the park

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.87905, -2.65779 • what3words: ///perkily.prices.conquests

Bispham Rock Gardens (By MartG1960)

Best suited to smaller drones, this is the highest point in Blackpool to fly from
Park on one of the nearby roads

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.84012, -3.041217 • what3words: ///scans.intelligible.dress

Larkholme Prom (By MartG1960)

Good location for coastal flying, with excellent visibility in all directions
Park on road adjacent to sea wall

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.90506, -3.049833 • what3words: ///parting.slanting.imprinted

Bowness on Windermere (By MTLakes)

Be aware of NT locations around here.
Flown from private land & the Local park.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 54.36522, -2.923758 • what3words: ///minds.repayment.breath

Post Knott, Bowness on Windermere (By MTLakes)

Looking over the lake in the moonlight.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 54.36225, -2.913601 • what3words: ///answers.farmed.developed

Irlam Locks (By kvetner)

I parked right next to the Locks following directions to postcode M41 6TZ on the east side of the Manchester Ship Canal. From there, a canal-side path led south and provided a suitable take-off point. This is >150m from the housing on the west side of the Canal.

If you continue far enough south you can fly from just outside the Barton City Airport FRZ, alternatively you can seek their permission to fly within the FRZ.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 53.44272, -2.40945 • what3words: ///segregate.blueberry.promoted

St Bees Beach (By Jimmymac)

Very long, very scenic sandy beach, the sand is completely covered by the tide so check tide tables before arrival.
Can be a busy place, it really is a nice beach, but usually there is a clear space giving you room. On the rocks near st bees head are the remains of the boilers and keel of the SS Izaro, a spanish steamer that ran aground and was wrecked here in 1907

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 54.4898, -3.605259 • what3words: ///married.brothers.promising


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