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The Wrekin added to Beaches and Seaside Resorts in West Midlands by Klokman on 20/09/2019

Free Parking at TF6 5AL (approx.) MTB, Dog friendly, gentle 1mile walk to summit up reasonable path. Occasionally No Fly due to Paragliders. Height: 407m (1335ft) Excellent views of Shropshire and Wales from the top. The Wrekin is the subject of a well-known legend in Shropshire folklore. A giant called Gwendol Wrekin ap Shenkin ap Mynyddmawr with a grudge against the town of Shrewsbury decided to flood the town and kill all its inhabitants. So he collected a giant-sized spadeful of earth and set off towards the town. When in the vicinity of Wellington he met a cobbler returning from Shrewsbury market with a large sackful of shoes for repair. The giant asked him for directions, adding that he was going to dump his spadeful of earth in the River Severn and flood the town. "It's a very long way to Shrewsbury," replied the quick-thinking shoemaker. "Look at all these shoes I've worn out walking back from there!" The giant immediately decided to abandon his enterprise and dumped the earth on the ground beside him, where it became the Wrekin. The giant also scraped the mud off his boots, which became the smaller hill Ercall Hill nearby. Ironically Shrewsbury is subjected to flooding from the River Severn on frequent occasions naturally.

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Co-ordinates: 52.66946, -2.545481 • what3words: ///sleepers.firebird.chatting

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Pomona Strand, Manchester (By kvetner)

This is an area of waste ground suitable for flying in Open subcategories A1 and A2. I've positioned the marker to indicate a spot 150m away from the nearest buildings. There are good aerial views towards Manchester city centre, Salford, Media City, Old Trafford etc. Hazards: The area is derelict and sometimes there is anti-social use: I suggest be especially wary after dark. Possibility of drug needles etc on the ground. Accessibility: I parked on Cornbrook Road next to Bennet Brothers (M15 4WB). There is a gap in the fence leading to Pomona Strand. There has been access in the past from Pomona Wharf / Waterways Avenue, and from the south end of Pomona Strand, but I haven't checked these recently.

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Co-ordinates: 53.46922, -2.270758 • what3words: ///jumpy.pilots.rinse

Dashwood Mausoleum (By Myleene)

This is a National Trust place but I parked in Church Road in West Wycombe and tool off from there - a public road. There were no staff there and no-one member of the public had a problem

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Co-ordinates: 51.647, -0.809641 • what3words: ///dime.enter.throw

Cookham, River Thames (By Myleene)

This was taken at side of River Thames on the Common so no permission required

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Co-ordinates: 51.56266, -0.708275 • what3words: ///socket.crunch.trucks

Wood and Lime Country Park (By FireStorm-X)

I have spoken to a few members of the conservation team working there, they are happy for you to fly your drone, as long as you do not disturb other people enjoying the park and if you could possably post Photos taken while there on there FaceBook page. There is also a small off road parking area.

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Co-ordinates: 53.46169, -2.643392 • what3words: ///cost.begin.small

Bidston Windmill (By gturner1969)

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Co-ordinates: 53.39628, -3.073283 • what3words: ///play.begin.proper

Red Rock, Hoylake (By gturner1969)

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Co-ordinates: 53.38623, -3.199888 • what3words: ///bath.limitless.districts

Leasowe Lighthouse (By gturner1969)

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Co-ordinates: 53.41319, -3.125825 • what3words: ///editor.wanted.begin

Ivinghoe Beacon (By Mind_the_gap)

There a little car park if you follow the road from Ivanhoe around the actual beacon towards Ashridge Estate. As soon as you tucking the hill, the car park is there. Just walk following the road down until you find a hill. The beacon is at the top. If it is a very nice day might be busy, so try to avoid those days.

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Co-ordinates: 51.84213, -0.608228 • what3words: ///scoping.spots.stewing

St Mary's Church Lamberhurst (By SirGunner)

Parking where the pin is located. You can walk down through the graveyard and follow the public footpath through the field. You have the Church, fields, trees, a river and even Lamberhurst golf course can be viewed from here.

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Co-ordinates: 51.10447, 0.401211 • what3words: ///nudge.monkey.meals

The Altmark Shipwreck (By stubbyd)

he HMV Altmark is a an old fishing boat that ran aground in 1960. For access / parking you could use the same spot as my other nearby location (Morfa Beach) or you could park at Kenfig Nature Reserve and follow the signs to the smallest lifesaving hut in the UK (Kenfig Sands SLSC), and then head north along the beach itself. Either way, it will take about the same time - a good hour's walk from wherever you park. But if you have a bike capable of use on sand then I suggest that option. To see the wreck, you will need to ensure the tide is in your favour. Either going out (at least 3hrs since prior high tide) or anytime after and up to about 4hrs before the next high tide. This google link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B031'44.1%22N+3%C2%B045'36.6%22W/@51.529015,-3.7601942,886m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d51.528925!4d-3.76016 should get you real close to the location.

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Co-ordinates: 51.52543, -3.761895 • what3words: ///shaky.abundance.profiled


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