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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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Fortrose Waterfront & Harbour (By vday)

Just a 5 min walk from the parking near the top of the East end of St Andrews Walk in Fortrose

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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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:

https://what3words.com/steps.rapid.above
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.

https://what3words.com/sorry.achieving.resort
This is a canal-side path with benches for seating. It is close to a number of businesses and may only be practical at quiet times. I used it late on a quiet evening and was not approached at all.

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

Wingfield Manor (By sdj_drones)

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)

I was passing here traveling between work sites. There are quite a few laybys on the road running around the reservoir so I just used one of these. The road itself was very quiet but timed my TOAL to avoid all traffic and passersby. Also a few picnic sites and footpaths in the area but not sure of permission actor these. Lovely area and well worth a visit!

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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

River Nene, Irthlingborough (By Acedrone)

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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

Glasson Marina (By stevesb)

you can park in the ca rpark and walk easily to this spot it's nice and flat so wheel chair access shouldn't be a problem.
The village is pleasant with a cafe so refreshments are available

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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

Harlow Town Park (By Fishlex)

Marker is the car park for Harlow Town Park. Harlow Council have no bylaws in place for Drones. A popular location with the public, care must be taken to abide by the CAA rules.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 51.778, 0.102468 • what3words: ///dices.daisy.urban

Saltburn Beach (By rustybarnet)

Fantastic stretch of beach, with good opportunities for filming the pier and the Victorian cliff lift.

No permission required to fly between mean high and low water on beach.

Plenty of free parking in the side streets in town - just be prepared to tackle a fair few steps getting to and from the beach!

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)

If you're wishing to fly on the estate bear in mind that they are currently open Thursday and Sundays so those days are out and permission must be gained. In the first instance contact Julie at the Estate Office, number is on their website.

Land owner permission obtained.

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

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Loads of watercraft to follow including jet skis, sailboats, sunseekers, container ships and the ferry to France if you time it right!
Big open spaces ideal for practice

Land owner permission not required.

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


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