Hello from near Penrith, Cumbria

Good afternoon,

I’m new to done flying, bought myself a mini 2 and currently practising when I’ve got the time and the weather is good.

I live just south of Penrith in a village called Clifton.

Really enjoying reading some of the threads and looking into the best places to fly.



Hi @quiet_andy and welcome to Grey Arrows :wave:t2:

Have you seen our members map? (Click the burger-menu in the top right) You may find some pilots living near you.

We’re a well established club with many knowledgeable members so it’s very likely that any issues you come across will have been discussed here before. Our discussion forum has very powerful search features which should help you find what you need but if you get stuck you can post a new question in the #questions-and-answers category.

Looking for recommendations of places to fly? Check out our interactive map on Drone Scene - be sure to log in to gain access to the full suite of features and map layers:

And please feel free to add locations of your own too.

Please also take a moment to look at the Membership Levels section on our FAQ as we’re quite different to other clubs and you’ll be eligible for some rather exclusive club discounts as your membership level increases :blush:

Welcome once again!

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Hi Andy and welcome to GADC :+1:

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Hi Andrew - welcome to GADC :+1: :+1: :+1:

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Hi Andy. You live in a beautiful part of the world. I hope to see some impressive photos posted by you. Welcome to the club

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Hi quiet_andy, hope you are good.

I’m at Center Parcs just near you at the moment, looks like you have some nice areas round here for flying, good for practicing as lots of open areas. Hope you are having fun.

I’m hoping to head out tomorrow to have a look around the Brougham Castle area as it looked interesting with the river running round the area, have you been there with it yet?


I’ve not flown at the castle yet, only had my drone for less than a week. It’s an English Heritage site so I’m not sure on permissions.

I ended up heading out there around 7 today. I took off & landed just beside the bridge where the dead end leads onto the field. Might be restrictions for take off & landing in the castle but nothing stopping you flying over from elsewhere following the drone code.

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Hu Andy, and welcome to GADC - enjoy your flying!

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Hi Andy @quiet_andy Welcome to GADC.
I live close to you near Lazonby over looking the Eden valley. There are lots of areas to fly around not to far away. My one advice that will be echoed by many on here is practise practice practice.

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