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Sgwd Einion Gam added to Rivers and Canals in Wales by stubbyd on 31/12/2019

Sgwd Einion Gam / Fall of the Crooked Anvil Park at Pontneddfechen and walk down the obvious footpath that starts at the side of the Angel Inn. Follow this path until you reach a foot bridge, cross and trun immediate left. Follow until you reach Sgwd Gwladys - depending on walking speed and number of folks, weather, etc approx a 30m amble. Spend as long as you like at Lady Falls but once ready, double back a little way and go up above these falls and then just follow the stream. Disatnce wise it is about another ¼ to ½mile but will likely take you a good 30 to 45m full on coasteering. My advice - stash your walking boots and socks somewhere and bring some water shoes and just go up the stream bed. There are some very sketchy paths and in fact this waterfall is not even listed on my OS Map and I can only conclude they don't wnat folks to visit as it is quite dangerous to reach. Eventually you will reach a stunning waterfall and if, like me, you will have the entire place to yourself for however long your visit. I was there for 2hrs and saw not another soul until I got back to Sgwd Gwladys. Again, be aware of weather and if a lot of heavy rainfall then the river will be in full spate and harder to cross which you will need to do several times even if you stick to the footpaths.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.77374, -3.603306 • what3words: ///pampering.restored.fights

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Arnside foreshore (By stevesb)

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Co-ordinates: 54.20421, -2.832694 • what3words: ///speak.humidity.instructs

River Kent (By stevesb)

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Co-ordinates: 54.19335, -2.856435 • what3words: ///teachers.commended.discouraged

Llanddwyn Island and Lighthouse (By Mavic2Pro)

Park in the Newborough Woods car park (£5 and worth every penny), walk up the beach to the island. Fly skirting the island over to the lighthouses and also along the beach. Amazing scenery, beautiful woods and beach. Snowdonia in the background (very hazy when I flew). Woods have many red squirrels if you have the time.

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Co-ordinates: 53.13934, -4.41041 • what3words: ///buckling.rats.cheerily

Menai Strait Bridges, Anglesea (By Mavic2Pro)

Travel over Britannia Bridge, turn straight off,right onto A5 and park in Menai Bridge viewpoint layby. Walk down NT path to the foreshore (crown property) and launch from there. You can see both bridges and the Ynys Gorad Goch Island.

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Co-ordinates: 53.22252, -4.18357 • what3words: ///pirates.audio.giants

South Stack Lighthouse (By Mavic2Pro)

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Co-ordinates: 53.30688, -4.698828 • what3words: ///inversion.shares.hologram

Hook Recreation Ground (By Shambleclown)

This recreational ground has been approved by Fareham Borough for flying of model aircraft. There is a sign at the entrance saying that it is for the use of South Coast Solent Flyers but we cannot find this club anywhere. There are times when flying can take place and warning to other park users.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 50.84642, -1.273539 • what3words: ///pound.pictures.eradicate

Epiacum Roman Fort (By Shambleclown)

Whitley Castle (Epiacum) is a large, unusually shaped Roman fort (Latin: castra) north-west of the town of Alston, Cumbria, England. The castrum, which was first built by the Roman Army early in the 2nd century AD, was partly demolished and rebuilt around 200 AD. It appears to have been sited to protect lead mining in the area as well as to support the border defences of Hadrian's Wall. Unlike most Roman forts that have a "playing-card shape" (rectangular with rounded corners), Whitley Castle is lozenge-shaped to fit the site. Numerous banks and ditches ring the stone ramparts, making it among the most complex defensive earthworks of any fort known in the Roman Empire. To gain access, which is free, visit the The Nook Farm Shop & Cafe which is on the A689. The landowners own the Shop and had no problem in allowing me to fly there. You do not really appreciate the size of the fort and ramparts until you get in the air. Planning on a future visit to do a map survey.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 54.84551, -2.483992 • what3words: ///smoking.startles.coaching

Fort Nelson (By Shambleclown)

I was fortunate enough to fly Fort Nelson as we wanted to do some mapping survey of an interesting structure, I contacted the Royal Armouries who put me in touch with Fort Nelson. They were very accomodating in allow me to fly and survey the Fort as well as capture some other images. The Fort is within Fleetlands FRZ and as I was flying at 0800 on a Sunday morning they gave me permission as they do not fly at weekends. Fort Nelson asked for some of the images for social media purposes which I was more than happy to give to them

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Co-ordinates: 50.86065, -1.13875 • what3words: ///gratitude.touches.armrests

Mersey Crossings, Runcorn (By Geoff.C)

Park at Wigg Island, Runcorn, and fly from the margins of the river

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Co-ordinates: 53.34625, -2.71431 • what3words: ///basket.oils.spend

The Racton Ruin, Racton, West Sussex (By macspite)

The Racton Ruin is an 18th C monument on a hill above the Hamlet of Racton. You can fly inside and up the shaft, especially if you turn collision avoidance off when you want to get the aircraft out again. Also it's best to set video to record if you want interior shots! Still, I intend to return ... Park in the triangle of land at the base of Monument Lane. Make sure you leave space for agricultural vehicles to pass through the gate as the land is actively farmed. The lane is a restricted byway, closed to motorised vehicles except for farm access. You may encounter walkers, horse riders or mountain bikers who see the lane's gradient as a speed challenge. The lane is in fairly good repair having once been tarmac. Good shoes are still recommended as, hen you have walked the 500 metres uphill, the tower is on the left in woodland and undergrowth. Please respect the ru as, although not fenced off, it is still private property for which the owner is trying to get planning permission to turn it into a home. It is also a Grade II listed building. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racton_Monument

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Co-ordinates: 50.87945, -0.897639 • what3words: ///studs.fits.piled


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