Drat! You beat me to making that identical generous offer...I think there is no chance for you to fly anywhere.
I will send you my address, so you can send me the drone.
That way it will save you having to find out where to dump it
Crown Estate doesn’t seem too fussed about drone flights from their foreshore:NT land is a big no no too.
One that I know of is the Giant's Causeway, it's got to attract hundreds of would be drone flyers every year.
However.....it's coastal and The Crown owns tidal land/zone ........ and no it is not a wildlife sanctuary etc..
If ever I was there I would be tempted but only in the early morning or evening when the tourist have gone, waves would be a problem too, it's Atlantic coast line.
One thing to watch out for is whether or not over flights would disturb wildlife, if so and especially if it's protected species etc. then you might be in the wrong to overfly ( legally and or morally ).
The (Dark) Peak is my backyard where I spend most of my free time and use drones for SAR here, so hopefully can give you some up relevant guidance.
A quick trawl of Youtube shows that a great many people are flying drones in the Peak Park without apparent problem and as far as I'm aware there have been no significant incidents to date. However there are a few caveats:
Although there is a lot of open access land ( but privately owned), much of the Peak Park is SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and drone flight could be interpreted a 'damaging' the SSSI, which potentially carries an unlimited fine. The only realistic way (other than a battery fire causes a massive moorland blaze?) you could actually cause damage would be to disturb the birdlife- this is a serious issue here from April to July as there are many endangered species nesting on the hills.
A less well known issue is the potential conflict with low flying aircraft; the area is extensively used by the RAF for (VERY) low flying training using Hercules, hawks, Chinooks etc. Also helicopters doing moorland restoration work are regularly NOTAMed and Coastguard S92 helicopters regularly train here at low altitude. I'd really recommend learning how to use the SWK notification procedure for the RAF and check NOTAMs carefully.
The National Trust (a major landowner here) don't allow flying on their land, but as others have pointed out, have no power to stop overflight if you TAOL elsewhere. Some specific honeypot sites like the Derwent Dams, Mam Tor, Chrome hill etc have 'no drone' signs and are best avoided. Due to the bird issue, moorland should be avoided until later in the year ( and looks at its heathery best in Late August/Sept- but that when the grouse shooting season kicks off....
Happy to help with any specific guidance if you pm me.
I'd be happy to give some
Hey that’s brilliant! I might need to use this one day!I called Natural England and put this question to them and they couldn't answer it. I said I live near an airport and the flight path goes over the top of an SSSI site so how come passenger aircraft can fly over yet I can't with my drone ??? She said hmmmm good question... I'm still awaiting a reply back from them... I think they just make any **** and bull**** story up to stop drones full stop. I said aircraft are much much noisier than my drone. No comment.