Pomona Strand, Manchester - Added to Rivers and Canals 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.

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 (not level access for the disabled). 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.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 25/11/2020. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.


Thanks for the tip. South end of Pomona Strand is not accessible now, they have a housing development and gated off the road currently. Here’s what it looks like in daytime.

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