I went for a recce along the coast between Christchurch and Calshot this afternoon.
There is a very quiet little car park near Barton, 50.733, -1.627, there is a path that goes out to the cliffs, I can’t walk that far due to my peripheral neuropathy. So I didn’t explore this any further.
I then went to Keyhaven, 50.722, -1.568, there is a car park there which is free for disabled badge holders, which I have. So I got my little mobility scooter out of the back of the car and went for a ride.
This is a NATS image, I went out along the gravel path to the T junction roughly in the middle of the image. I would have flown but the wind was just too high, 20mph or more, but it would have made a good place to fly from, especially on a weekday when the kids are at school, but even today i would have flown if the wind had been favourable.
These were a couple of stills with my M6.
I then went on to Lymington and went to the IOW ferry car park, 50.759, -1.530, if you could find a quiet spot I’m sure you could fly from there somewhere. I know @OzoneVibe has flown form Lymington somewhere.
I then moved on to Calshot Beach, 50.812, -1.312, where there is also a car park with free parking for badge holders. I could have flown from the car park today, but again would be better when the kids are at school.
This is the NATS image for the location, it’s just on the edge of Southampton airport class D zone. There is a castle and what looks like a light house at the end, there are further parking spaces available, but not sure of the cost.
I found no signs mentioning the flight of drones at any of these locations and they are all clear of any flight restrictions according to NATS, there are some nature reserves near them but none of the signage was forbiding drones.
All in all it was a nice afternoon out even though I didn’t get to fly, one bonus was finding a classic car restorers and seller, they had 2 MGA’s like I had in my early twenties, couldn’t believe the price of them, one was £35,000. They bought back some nice memories though.