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Stonehenge added to Monuments in South West by macspite on 03/09/2020

The guys that built Stonehenge picked a very bad site for drone flying. The Larkhill danger area almost covers the monument itself and much of the land bot under flight restriction or military air traffic zones is owned by the drone-unfriendly National Trust. The take off / landing point I have marked is on a BOAT, specifically AMES12, Wiltshire County Council designated Byway Open To All Traffic. So you can legally drive either north or south of the A303 on the byway, I chose the southerly part of the byway. 80 metres from the A303 there is room to both turn a car round and to park it to the side of the byway. The northern route would presumably be as easy but it brings you closer to what may be over-zealous security. The BOAT can be seen in the short video (taken for a Grey Arrows competition) There is a very useful thread on Grey Arrows started by ianinlondon about flying around the Salisbury Plain monuments. If you do go probably best to check the sunrise / sunset times and the times the monument is open. A golden hour flight without people in shot could be a nice experience!

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Co-ordinates: 51.17529, -1.832879 • what3words: ///sized.fulfilled.exit

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 09/08/2020. 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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