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Where can I fly my drone in the UK?

[DISCLAIMER]

It is your own responsibility to work out where you can fly your drone.... Here are some ideas.

Things change all of the time, please follow the drone code.

  • Always keep your drone in sight
  • Stay below 120 meters
  • Follow your drone instruction manual
  • Keep the right distance from people and property
  • Understand that YOU are responsible for each flight
  • Stay well away from airports, airfields, aircraft when flying a drone

Check out my useful links as this has some apps that will let you know places that you can't fly plus weather, editing and other useful tools.

My Drone Adventure Map

I keep getting asked by people, "Where can i fly my drone in the UK", so decided to put a list together of my Drone Adventures ... Hence this website and my YouTube channel.

Click on the location marker to see interesting information about each of the locations.

My Drone Adventures in the UK

Here are some places that I have flown my drone to help give you some inspiration about some interesting places that you can fly / photograph.
Type of AdventureWhereCountyMore info
Nature / WaterWakefield Hydroelectrical Power stationWest YorkshireVery Easy Access
Nature / WaterA Cloud Surfing Drone Adventure in FileyEast YorkshireVery Easy access
Architecture - WindmillHowden Brick worksEast YorkshireEasy access, quiet
Water / NatureColliford LakeCornwallGuest writer
Architecture - TowerBlackpool Sunrise Drone AdventureLancsEarly mornings and later are best
Water / NatureNew Sharlston Drone AdventureWest YorkshireEasy access, quiet
Village lifeFeatherstone Drone AdventureWest YorkshireA little walk and muddy, quiet
Architecture - TowerHoober Stand Drone AdventureWest YorkshireEasy access, best out of hours, spooky and quiet
TrainHealey Mills – Derelict train lines with train carriagesWest YorkshireDifficult access
Coastal Drone Adventure in WhitbyWest YorkshireEasy access, needs to be out of season
Architecture - HouseTemple Newsam House in LeedsWest YorkshireBeware - Check it is okay to fly here
Architecture - FollyLittle Temple – Temple NewsamWest YorkshireBeware - Check it is okay to fly here
Water / NatureMalham TarnNorth YorkshireEast access but National Trust land around - CHECK
Architecture - ViaductRibblehead ViaductNorth YorkshireEasy access, Brilliant place for photos
Coastal - HarbourDrone Adventure in MevagisseyCornwallMust be out of season really
Architecture - Water TowerDrone adventure to find Dame Mary Bolle’s water tower – Heath Common Near WakefieldWest YorkshireEasy access
CoastalDrone Adventure in Hythe — Don’t get shotKentCareful not to get shot
CoastalDrone Adventures in CornwallCornwallVarious including Newquay
Architecture - Water TowerDrone adventure to find Dame Mary Bolle’s water tower – Heath Common Near WakefieldWest YorkshireEasy access
Architecture - ViaductA Drone Adventure to find Castleford ViaductWest YorkshireEasy(ish) access, Someone could probably find a better takeoff point.
Architecture - PlugholeA Drone adventure to over Ladybower plugholeDerbyshireEasy access but need to be lucky to get permission
Architecture - Derelict FarmA Drone Adventure to Derelict Old Park Farm, WakefieldWest YorkshireEasy access
Water / Nature /HolidayA Drone Adventure in AmericaFlorida USAEasy Access
ArchitectureWillington Power StationDerbyEasy Access

My list

This is a list of places that I have had Drone Adventures. Some have links, which means that I have written more details about the location (Just click the link). The rest of the list is just to remind me to write up more details about the Drone Adventure sometime and add it to the map and list above.

Date of Adventure Place County Click link for details
2019 Kirkthorpe Hydro West Yorkshire Link
2019 Howden Brickworks windmill East Yorkshire Link
2018 Colliford Lake Cornwall Link
06/10/2018 Blackpool Lancs Link
06/10/2018 New Sharlstone West Yorkshire Link
06/10/2018 Featherstone West Yorkshire Link
27/09/2018 Hoober Stand, Wentworth West Yorkshire Link
22/09/2018 Healey Mills, Ossett West Yorkshire
15/09/2018 Whitby North Yorkshire Link
03/09/2018 Temple Newsam house West Yorkshire Link
03/09/2018 Little Temple, Temple Newsam West Yorkshire Link
25/08/2018 Malham Tarn North Yorkshire Link
25/08/2018 Ribblehead Viaduct North Yorkshire Link
07/08/2018 Wheal Coates Cornwall
03/08/2018 Fistral - Newquay Cornwall
02/08/2018 Looe Island Cornwall
01/08/2018 Huers Hut - Newquay Cornwall
30/07/2018 Mevagissey Cornwall Link
22/07/2018 Dame Mary Bolle - Water Tower West Yorkshire Link
15/07/2018 Ladybower Reservoir Derbyshire
14/07/2018 Harry Potter Studios Hertfordshire
08/07/2018 Castle Hill Hudds West Yorkshire
07/07/2018 Featherstone Gala West Yorkshire
04/07/2018 Lilleshall Hall Shropshire
01/07/2018 York North Yorkshire
24/06/2018 Skegness Lincolnshire
22/06/2018 Old Park Fram - Wakefield West Yorkshire
17/06/2018 Castleford Viaduct West Yorkshire
13/06/2018 Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire
10/06/2018 Doncaster Lakeside South Yorkshire
01/06/2018 Staithes and Scarborough Castle North Yorkshire
28/05/2018 Old Butlins Filey North Yorkshire
20/05/2018 Scarborough North Yorkshire
15/05/2018 Featherstone War Horse West Yorkshire
06/05/2018 Scarborough North Yorkshire
08/04/2018 Herne bay Kent
07/04/2018 Hythe Kent Link
06/04/2018 Richborough Kent
05/04/2018 Folkstone Kent
05/04/2018 Ramsgate Evening Kent
01/04/2018 Margate Kent
31/03/2018 Ramsgate Kent
25/03/2018 Hemsworth water park West Yorkshire
22/03/2018 Oxford football ground Oxfordshire
11/03/2018 Selby Abbey West Yorkshire
06/03/2018 Southport Mersyside
19/02/2018 Bridlington Harbour East Yorkshire
19/02/2018 Dacre Holiday lodges East Yorkshire
02/02/2018 Walton Country Park West Yorkshire
20/12/2017 St Michael's Church, East Ardsley West Yorkshire
18/12/2017 Conisbrough viaduct South Yorkshire
12/12/2017 St Lukes - Sharlstone West Yorkshire
03/12/2017 Angel of the north Tyne and Wear
01/12/2017 Riccall North Yorkshire
28/11/2017 Crigglestone viaduct West Yorkshire
17/11/2017 White cross farm West Yorkshire
15/11/2017 Emley moor West Yorkshire
08/11/2017 Sharlston West Yorkshire
06/11/2017 Sharlston and warmfield West Yorkshire
02/11/2017 Purston Park West Yorkshire
01/11/2017 Sharlston Dam West Yorkshire
27/10/2017 Another place - liverpool Mersyside
26/10/2017 Fleetwood and Blackpool Lancashire
26/10/2017 Blackpool Lancashire
18/10/2017 Towton West Yorkshire
15/10/2017 Millenium bridge york North Yorkshire
10/10/2017 Gawthorpe and Headings viaduct West Yorkshire
08/10/2017 Batings dam West Yorkshire
06/10/2017 Mann Dam West Yorkshire
29/09/2017 Weir caravan park West Yorkshire
28/09/2017 Stanley ferry West Yorkshire
27/09/2017 Stanley ferry West Yorkshire
22/09/2017 Ardsley Reservoir West Yorkshire
20/09/2017 Power station West Yorkshire
18/09/2017 Ackworth water tower West Yorkshire
15/09/2017 Heath Common West Yorkshire
14/09/2017 Marina West Yorkshire
12/09/2017 Newlands estate West Yorkshire
10/09/2017 Home West Yorkshire
08/09/2017 Featherstone lake West Yorkshire
07/09/2017 Pontefract Park West Yorkshire
04/09/2017 Batley Park West Yorkshire
01/09/2017 Mums house West Yorkshire
30/08/2017 Sandal Castle West Yorkshire
28/08/2017 Cleethorpes Lincolnshire
17/08/2017 Haw Hill Park West Yorkshire
14/08/2017 Thornes Park West Yorkshire