A Gentleman who works for “The Holkham Estate”.
He claimed that we were not allowed to fly drones on the beach, and, we were also told by someone earlier in the day “If you take your drone down there ,they will confiscate it” (They are welcome to try!)
(I should also add we were at least 200 yds from anybody), and only 50 from the rising water line.
I personally think he was wrong, but, I did not have the relevant paperwork to prove it.
You can be bloody sure I will next time !!
The Holkham Estate have a strict Photography and Drone policy.
Which, looking at it would never stand in a court of Law ,if challenged !.
It means that technically, if you take a photo on the beach, its copyright belongs to them, and, they can freely use YOUR photo on their website !!
Yeah Right !!
holkham-drone-policy.pdf (68.9 KB)
Drone flying / Unmanned Aerial Devices (UAD)
We grant permission for UAD flights over Crown Estate foreshore (defined as the land between mean high water and mean low water).
This permission is subject to all operators complying with the applicable laws, statutes, regulations and codes, as well as the requirements of The Civil Aviation Authority, and obtaining any other necessary consents for the operation of UADs.
On occasions, third parties such as Government agencies or local authorities may restrict the flying of UAD’s on Crown Estate land. We therefore recommend checking with the appropriate authority to ensure that no such restrictions are in place.
To find out which areas of foreshore we own, please use our Foreshore and Estuary Ownership Map.