Mow cop castle - Added to Castles and Fortifications in North West

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

There is a free (2hr) car park at the base of the castle. The land is owned by national trust.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 11/09/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.


Hi, don’t take off or land in the car park, N/T ranger will ask you stop flying Or leave. There are areas just outside there zone to fly from? I always look at Mow cop every morning on my way too work. There can also be a lot of low flying aircraft in the area so keep to the drone code please.

Hi, I had a look at this site last year before I joined this site with a view to making a short video, but found that there is a "No Drone flying " sign at the entrance to the car park. I was gutted as it was a brilliant day for filming and flying. The drone restriction is at the bottom of the list of things you can’t do on the information sign.

As noted already in this thread, this is a National Trust site, and they cannot enforce any flying restriction if the pilot is standing outside their land (so long as you don’t cause a nuisance to other visitors). The boundaries of the NT property are shown on DroneScene. Park at the car park, and then see whether you can find a safe TOAL spot outside their boundary.

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