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Stoodley Pike, Todmorden added to Iconic Landscapes and Ancient Sites in Yorkshire and Humber by pilningpilot on 28/04/2019

Stoodley Pike is a 1,300-foot (400 m) hill in the south Pennines in West Yorkshire in northern England. It is noted for the 121-foot (37 m) Stoodley Pike Monument at its summit, which dominates the moors of the upper Calder Valley and the market town of Todmorden. The monument is near the villages of Mankinholes and Lumbutts, West Yorkshire, and was designed in 1854 by local architect James Green, and completed in 1856 at the end of the Crimean War.
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Co-ordinates: 53.71426, -2.042234
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TSS Duke of Lancaster (By kvetner)

You can park for free at Abakhan Fabrics, where there is a cafe and public toilets. Footpaths run down to the shore on either side of a water channel, these are both public footpaths. Fly from the footpath or the shore (the east footpath leads to better clear space for take-off and landing). Hazards: pedestrians using the paths, a railway line, and various overhead cables.

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Wheal Prosper tin mine (By lee)

public car park 1/4 mile from mine, very easy access

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Cambusnethan Priory (By JoeC)

There's a car park on Castlehill Road. Unless you have a 4x4, I'd park there and walk down to the Priory... I tried to drive down in a Yaris and got stuck in one of the potholes! This

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Warrington Transporter Bridge (By kvetner)

I parked at Warrington Animal Welfare, postcode WA1 1NA. From there, follow a footpath south-west to the edge of a farmer's field, there is good space here for take-off and landing. You can continue on the path down to the river bank and along to the right to maintain VLOS, but note that the industrial areas east and west of the bridge may be counted as a "congested area".

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Runnymede Pleasure Ground (By CaptainAdrona)

No council bylaws present restricting the use of drones or model aircrafts. This park is does not fall under the National Trust either. From the planning document: Runnymede Pleasure Grounds (RPG) is a public open space on the banks of the River Thames, mid-way between Egham and Old Windsor. It is held by the Council as Trustee and the Trustee function is delegated to the Community Services Committee. As mentioned in the warning, this park can get busy, especially on weekends. Would err on the side of caution flying here.

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Newlands Park Campus & Chiltern Open Air Museum (By Lozzer)

Abandoned University campus currently under construction

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Broadmarsh Coastal Park, Havant, Hants (By macspite)

2 metre height restricted car park. Plenty of space. Langstone Harbour to the south, quay where dredgers discharge to the north. Don't overfly the electricity main substation. To the east is Budd's Farm sewage works. Best flown when the wind is blowing from the west or south west.

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Halls Hill, (South Downs Way) Buriton, Hants (By macspite)

The marker shows the car park, with space for around twenty cars. It has a height barrier set at 2 metres. On a Tuesday afternoon in winter it was still populated with three or four cars. The area is part of the South Downs Way and is popular with walkers and bike riders. It offers similar scenery to the adjacent Queen Elizabeth Country Park which is, unlike this, not free to park (£6/day). Although it is possible to fly from the car park the only way to keep line of site is to fly straight upwards (as I did for the pano that can be seen on Grey Arrows). It is, however, a useful place to stop to access the South Downs Way and open countryside

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Quantock Hills (By McSteamy2010)

Free parking on site, various different locations. Amazing scenic walks for the whole family and perfect for the drone.

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Knowlton Church and Earth Works (By AprilCoon)

There is very limited parking, only about 4 or 5 cars as there is just a lay-by on the narrow lane

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