Drone Tour of Yorkshire

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Yorkshire from Above: Part I

hamza_mujtaba

Northern England's Yorkshire County is the largest in the United Kingdom in terms of its land area, taking up much of the northeastern part of England.  Yorkshire figured prominently in the War of the Roses during the late Middle Ages and was an important center of the Industrial Revolution.  In this drone video, Hamza Mujtaba uses a DJI Mavic Pro drone to take us on an aerial tour of his native Yorkshire, giving us drone's eye views of Whitby Abbey, the scenic former fishing town of Staithes, and the Cow and Calf Rocks.

Ribblehead Viaduct

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The Flying Scotsman Crossing the Ribblehead Viaduct

Stratus Imagery

The 400 meter (1.3k ft) Ribblehead Viaduct was opened in 1875 to carry trains across a valley in North Yorkshire, England.  The bridge was one of the key pieces of infrastructure to allow frequent and smooth north-south train passage between the UK regions of England and Scotland.  Contributor and pilot Stratus Imagery used a drone to film the Flying Scotsman Edinburgh-London train making its way over the famous viaduct, which has become even more famous since appearing in the Harry Potter movie series.  

Kingston upon Hull

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Hull's Year as City of Culture Highlights by Drone.

ChristopherFenton

Hull, formally known as Kingston Upon Hull (usually shortened to "Hull"), is an important city in County Yorkshire in northern England.  It's situated on the River Hull, about 40 km (around 25 mi.) from its mouth on the North Sea.  For 2017, Hull was designated as the UK's City of Culture, the second such city to receive the designation.  Contributor ChristopherFenton was commissioned to capture and produce drone footage of the year's worth of events here; highlights are memorably presented in this video.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Yorkshire Dales | ft. Toyota GT 86 | 4K Drone Video

hamza_mujtaba

Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of Yorkshire in the North of England, full of moors, hills and ridges.  Most of it is part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, one of the largest in England, which attracts over 8 million visitors per year.  In this video, top contributor Hamza Mujtaba uses a DJI Mavic Pro drone to film a Toyota GT 86 sports car cruising through the region, driving past many of the area's most well-known landmarks including Ribblehead, Ingleborough, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and Whernside.

Whitby Abbey

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Whitby Abbey: DJI Mavic Pro

SKYDRONAUTS

Skydronauts used some amazing post-production editing to create this marvelous drone video of Whitby Abbey, situated in the Yorkshire town of the same name.  This iconic looking town on the coast of Northern England has a long literary history.  Famously, Whitby made a notable appearance in Bram Stoker's classic novel Count Dracula.  Stoker was inspired by the gothic appearance of the town, and in the book the dreaded count from Transylvania strikes Whitby after his ship runs aground there.  

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales

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Malham Cove - Yorkshire Dales, UK

ckeo99

Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the biggest attractions in Northern England; the North Yorkshire park will see about 8 million visitors in a typical year.  Within the park, one of the most beautiful spots is Malham Cove, a giant rock formation which runs about a kilometer (.6 mi.) through the park.  It's appeared in numerous movies, the most famous of which is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010).  You can see it from above in this drone video by ckeo99.

Flamborough Head Lighthouse

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Flamborough Head

jonathanrichards

Here's an epic bird's eye view of one of the most well known lighthouses in Northern England, compliments of contributor jonathanrichards.  Flamborough Head is a peninsula in the North Sea in Yorkshire County.  Given the spot's importance to important coastal shipping lanes, there has been a lighthouse here since 1674.  The current structure, which was built in 1806, was the world's first to use color in its signal.  It's still operational, although the lighthouse has been automated since 1996.  

Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire Dales

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Drive over Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire Dales

whiterosedrives

Contributor whiterosedrives used a combination of drone and car-mounted (Porsche 911, no less) camera footage to create this video from a famous highland pass in the Yorkshire region of England.  It's called Buttertubs Pass, and it runs through the Yorkshire Dales upland area.  The road has been extensively featured in the very popular BBC TV series Top Gear.  The road gets its name from the giant "potholes" which lie along the side of the road, some of which are as deep as 20 meters (around 66 ft.).  

Haworth, West Yorkshire

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Yorkshire, England: Haworth by DJI Mavic Pro

hamza_mujtaba

Hawarth is a village in West Yorkshire, sitting in the center of northern England.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro Drone, top contributor Hamja Muztaba created this marvelous aerial video of Haworth, which features prominently in one of the most famous works of English literature: in Emily Brontë's 1847 novel Wuthering Heights, Thrushcross Grange is believed to have been inspired by a manor in Haworth.  The video also includes footage of nearby Cullingworth and the Hewenden Viaduct.

The North Yorkshire Coast

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Drone Footage of North Yorkshire Coast UK

AvariceUK

Yorkshire is the largest county in England, with a long eastern coastline on the North Sea.  The northern part of its coastline in particular  contains some of the most spectacular beach and cliff landscape scenery in the entire United Kingdom.  In this video, contributor Avarice UK treats us to an aerial view of this magnificent region.  The video includes footage of the seaside town of Staithes, as well as the more substantial port city of Whitby at the mouth of the River Esk.  

Scarborough, Yorkshire Resort Town

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Scarborough Sights

jonathanrichards

Here's a drone video of the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough in northern England, compliments of jonathanrichards.  Scarborough is located on the UK's North Sea Coast in North Yorkshire, at the south end of the North York Moors National Park.  Founded as a harbor town in the Middle Ages, Scarborough is now the most popular seaside destination on the Yorkshire coast.  In recent years, its profile has risen further by appearing on the ITV TV series The Royal and its spinoff The Royal Today.  

Bradford, Erstwhile Wool Capital

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Bradford By Night | DJI Mavic Pro 4K Video | West Yorkshire, England

hamza_mujtaba

Top contributor hamza_mujtaba created this excellent nighttime aerial view of Bradford, one of the main cities in the UK's Yorkshire region.  Located in the county of West Yorkshire, it's part of a metropolitan area that includes Leeds and is the primary urban concentration in Yorkshire.  Bradford came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution, when it became known as the Wool Capital of the World.  In post-industrial England, it's emerged as a major center for filmmaking and other arts.  

Skidby Windmill, East Yorkshire

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Skidby Windmill, East Yorkshire

jonathanrichards

Skidby Windmill is a historical landmark in the East Riding area of northern England.  It was originally built in the early 1820's and substantially modified a few decades later.  The windmill was initially used for grinding wheat into flour, although in the 20th century it was converted to making animal feed.  It ceased commercial operation in 1966, when it was believed to be the last operational windmill in England north of the Umber River.  Check it out from above in this drone video by jonathanrichards.  

Music Video from Bradford

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James Fearnley - For You | Original Song | Drone Music Video

hamza_mujtaba

Top contributor Hamza Mujtaba teamed up with his friend James Fearnley to create this music video of Fearnley's song "For You".  The music video uses extensive aerial footage from a DJI Mavic Pro drone to supplement the ground cameras, creating the effect of a big budget music video.  It was shot in Bradford, just to the west of Leeds in West Yorkshire.  Both Bradford and Leeds are part of the urban agglomeration known as the West Yorkshire Built-up Area, which is home to about 1.5 million Britons.  

Music Festival in Hull

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Hull Urban Legends Outdoor Night Event Hyperlapse Mavic 2 Pro

ChristopherFenton

Contributor ChristopherFenton used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this excellent timelapse over the Urban Legends music festival which was held in Hull, England in late 2018.  The four day event was held across several locations in the city, which is formally known as Kingston upon Hull.  Hull is a port city on the Hull River in the East Riding of Yorkshire region of northern England.  The festival was the first big public event in Hull following its designation as the UK's City of Culture in 2017.  

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