Dragonphotographic Posted June 24, 2008 Share Posted June 24, 2008 I'm currently sat in a small room on campus at Lancaster UNI. There are 900 years of my ancestors scattered in graveyards between here and Liverpool! I was born in Preston and brought up in Blackpool so I know this area very well. It was not until I scrounged a Heli flight with an old mate of mine tonight that I realised what a fantastic place this would be to fly a paramotor! Between Preston and the south lakes area, you have the most stunning coast, with most of it being public beach. One or two sensitive areas around Barrow of course, but otherwise, as long as you avoid the quicksands of Morcambe Bay, you are fine! If you fancy some dune flying what about the Ainsdale Desert near Southport? i know it's technically in Merseyside now, but it was still in Lancashire when I lived there On top of that, the glorious hills east of Chorley heading towards the Pennine Way. Lot's of open common without the usual restrictions by 'Commoners' and best of all, the Trough of Bowland, just North of Preston. This should give the Lancs guys something to think about. Highly recommended are flights over Lancaster, Cockermouth, Glasson Dock and Heysham. Just watch the skydiving site at Cockerham and the Heliport serving the rigs out of Heysham. All of which is easily accessible via the M6. I have to come back here again in September, with any luck I'll be bringing my motor with me Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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