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Stansted Estate, West Sussex added to Historic Buildings in South East by macspite on 15/09/2020

The Stansted Estate covers 1800 acres and has public rights of way crossing it. They are shown on the West Sussex rights of way map available on the net. I parked at the signposted garden centre cafe and walked along the bridleway (also signposted) that runs parallel to the front of the house. It's 2 metres wide and attracts cyclist, horse riders and cyclists. There was time to launch as it;s not a continuous stream of people. The house and gardens are closed, but projected to re-open at Easter 2021.. The garden centre and case, which I am told is good, are currently open. There is no drone policy on the website but I imagine that once the grounds are open there will be restrictions. The website has contact information if you want to try your luck.

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Co-ordinates: 50.88759, -0.922009 • what3words: ///claw.ember.glass

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 15/09/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Dolwyddelan Castle, Snowdonia (By Mavic2Pro)

CADW property, but you can take off from the fields across the road. The car park was empty when I visited due to COVID.

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Co-ordinates: 53.05296, -3.908295 • what3words: ///toothpick.direct.trucked

Llanberis Pass (A4086) (By Mavic2Pro)

Beautiful but rugged location. Park in car park at top of pass, along the road or in Llanberis (and get the shuttle bus). Mountains, streams, bridges, cliffs - amazing.

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Co-ordinates: 53.08077, -4.022777 • what3words: ///cries.screamed.defected

Easby Abbey (By Barny81)

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Co-ordinates: 54.39753, -1.715455 • what3words: ///leads.guidebook.ripe

Lochindorb (By Barny81)

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Co-ordinates: 57.40521, -3.707542 • what3words: ///photo.buying.surprises

Blackwater Falls (By Jogort)

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Co-ordinates: 57.63656, -4.677479 • what3words: ///comment.slings.sapping

Lowgill Viaduct, South Lakeland (By CSB73)

Lowgill Viaduct was built in 1859 by Joseph Locke. It has been disused for years and is now classed as listed. Parking around here is limited so could be tricky. There is a small layby under one of the arches so this is a possibility if you are lucky. I flew on a windy day so couldn't get much altitude with the quad. Also both the M6 and the West Coast mainline are close by but shouldn't be a concern if flying responsibly.

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Co-ordinates: 54.36229, -2.591888 • what3words: ///agreement.couple.proves

Leaderfoot, Melrose, Scottish Borders (By Drumsagard)

From the small car park just off the A68 walk down to the viewpoint at the old Drygrange Bridge. From their go through the gate on the old minor road on your left which leads up the hill to the Trimontium Roman site. My TOAL spot was at the edge of the minor road (closed to traffic and is now a public footpath) at the Trimontium information board.

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Co-ordinates: 55.60292, -2.681093 • what3words: ///script.adapt.intelligible

Bennerley viaduct (By sdj_drones)

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Co-ordinates: 52.98973, -1.297588 • what3words: ///tape.visits.focus

Mount Snowdon, North Wales (By Mavic2Pro)

Quite an easy walk up to Llyn Llydaw on the Miners Track (even for me with a lung missing lol). Park at the Pen-y-pass car park at the top of the Llanberis Pass (A4086). The views of Snowdon are spectacular. From Llyn Llydaw you can stride out and continue the ascent of the mountain if you have the energy (and water!).

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Co-ordinates: 53.07069, -4.040177 • what3words: ///chucked.shells.overtime

Achmelvich Bay (By CSB73)

This is a stunning area of Scotland. Although there is a campsite at the location there are plenty of public paths, open land and rocky outcrops to take off and land from. Most of the Highlands seem to be covered in restricted airspace but this location is well outside this. There are a few small public car parks dotted about the area all within easy walking distance to the coast and beaches.

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Co-ordinates: 58.16756, -5.310323 • what3words: ///taxed.juices.jumpy


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