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Peak District: UK's Oldest National Park


Peak District National Park, United Kingdom

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Peak District National Park is one of the great national treasures of the United Kingdom.  Established in 1951 as the country's first national park, it lies primarily within Derbyshire in the Midlands, although parts of it extend into counties of North West England as well as Yorkshire.  The park lies at the southern end of a chain of low mountains called the Pennines, whose "peaks" are really more like rounded hills.  With 20 million people living within an hour's drive of the park, it's one of the UK's top getaway destinations.

Birmingham: The UK's Second City


quick overview of birmingham

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Contributor and Marco Don created this brief but well-done aerial video of Birmingham, England.  The city is in the West Midlands region of central Great Britain.  Birmingham is the center of the second-largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom after London, and one of its main manufacturing centers.  The city played a critical role in England's Industrial Revolution, which is most prominently associated with the textile industry further north but which in many ways started in Birmingham.  

Normanton: England's Submerged Church


Normanton Church Rutland Water


This is an aerial view of the Normanton Church in the UK's East Midlands region.  Normanton was flooded in the 70's to create the Rutland Water reservoir, part of a hydroengineering scheme that provides water as well as hydroelectric power water to the region.  Originally planned to be demolished to make way for the lake, but public protest eventually resulted in sufficient renovation to raise the structure and allow it to survive as an "island" on what is now one of the UK's largest artificial lakes.

Herefordshire; Symands Yat Rock


Dawn at the Rock


Momofoto used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this outstanding aerial video of the Symands Yat Rock overlooking the Wye River Gorge in Herefordshire County in the West Midlands region of England.   In addition to the well-known rock formation, the area is known for its spectacular scenery including a significant raptor population.  The area is home to human artifacts that date to 12,000 years ago, and is just a short distance northwest of the rolling hills of the Cotswalds, one of the most popular spots in central England.

West Midlands: Moreton Castle


DJI Mavic Pro over Moreton Castle

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Moreton Castle is a ruined castle in the UK's West Midlands region.  It's near the small town of Moreton Corbet, which is in the county of Shropshire.  Built in the late 11th century, the castle was used to project Norman power, and was an important in the various dynastic struggles which took place during the formation of early modern England.  Content creator AS Aerial Cinema used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this magnificent aerial view of the castle ruins, which are protected as a heritage site under UK law.

Staffordshire: Stafford Castle


Stafford Castle: DJI Mavic Pro

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Stafford Castle was first constructed as a wooden Norman fortress in 1100.  In the 14th century, it was rebuilt in stone and a keep was added, an early example of how fortresses became residential castles.  The castle is located in Staffordshire, in England's West Midlands.  Stafford fell into a nearly destroyed state before being extensively renovated beginning in the 1970's.   This drone video from AS Aerial Cinematics gives us an aerial perspective into the keep’s walls and into the region’s rich history. 

Whitley Court: Mansion of Worcestershire


Whitley Court, Worcestershire: DJI Phantom 4 Footage


Contributor Droneworldflights used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this beautiful video of a ruined mansion in Worcestershire, England.  Witley Court was originally built in the 17th century, and converted in the 19th century into a mansion of the Italianate style.  It's in the town of Great Whitley, a small West Midlands town.  The building was damaged by a major fire in the 1930's, and it fell into ruined status when the ownership was broken up via inheritance.  

West Midlands: Cobb's Engine House


Cinematic Flyby of Windmill End Pumping Station

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Contributor and pilot AS Aerial Cinematics created this beautiful drone video of an important industrial landmark in England's West Midlands Region.  Cobb's Engine House, also known as the Windmill End Pumping Station, is located near the town of Rowley Regis.  It was built around a giant steam engine which pumped water from nearby mines, which supplied coal that fueled Britain's Industrial Revolution.  The station was closed in the 1920's, and its steam engine moved to an industrial museum in the USA.

Stoke-on-Trent: Midlands Industrial City


Around Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

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Stoke on Trent is an important industrial city in Staffordshire, part of England's West Midlands region.  It is indelibly associated with the pottery industry, and was once the undisputed world leader in pottery manufacturing.  The area is also known for steelmaking and coal mining, which once employed tens of thousands.  Today, the city retains its industrial heritage and is a center for complex manufacturing such as jet engines.  See the city from above in this drone video by bsteve.

Ludlow Castle, Shropshire


Ludlow Castle


Ludlow Castle is one of England's most famous.  It's situated on a hill overlooking the Teme River in Shropshire, in the West Midlands region.  It was built in the late 11th century by one of William the Conqueror's key lieutenans, Walter de Lacy.  The first English castle built partly from stone, it played a key role in the various dynastic struggles that followed, through the War of the Roses.  The castle was heavily damaged during the English Civil War of the mid-17th century but was later extensively restored.  

West Midlands: Warwick Castle


Warwick Castle

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Contributor Tomtank used a DJI Mavic Drone to create this spectacular bird's eye view of Warwick Castle in the heart of England.  It's in Warwickshire, the West Midlands county which was the birthplace of William Shakespeare.  The original castle was built by the Norman conquerors, with the present castle being built on the same site in the 13th century.  It's located on a bend of the Avon River, and its strategic location made it an important strategic location during the Hundred Years' War.  

The River Severn in Worcestershire


River Sunset


The River Severn is the longest waterway on the island of Great Britain.  The river rises in the mountains of Wales and takes a circuitous route of 354 km (220 mi.) through western England, emptying into the Bristol Channel.  Along the way, it passes through important cities such as Shrewsbury, Worcester, Gloucester, and Bristol.  In this drone video by AirVuz contributor and pilot photomondo, you'll get an aerial view of the great river at sunset in Worcestershire, one of the counties of the West Midlands region.  

British Camp: Iron Age Fortress


British Camp

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Colin484 brings us this drone video of some famous ruins in the heart of England.  British Camp is an iron age fortress which is located atop one of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, in the West Midlands region.  It is thought to date to the 2nd century BC, well before the arrival of the Romans.  At times, castles have been built upon the site, testament to its strategic importance and defensibility.  The site is a Scheduled National Monument and protected under UK preservation laws.

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire


Chatsworth House - Peak District 4K


Check out this drone video of one of the United Kingdom's most famous manors, compliments of new AirVuz contributor GAME OF DRONES UK.  Chatsworth House is located in Derbyshire, a county of the English East Midlands Region.  The seat of the once-powerful Cavendish family, the house dates to the 16th century.  The house has 126 rooms, although most are closed to visitors.  Frequently cited in surveys as the most popular English manor, Chatsworth appeared in Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice and later in over a dozen movies.

Derbyshire's Bolsover Castle


Bolsover castle Phantom 4.

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Check out this drone video of one of the most important castles in England's Midlands region, compliments of contributor Chris.  Bolsover Castle is situated in Derbyshire, in the UK's East Midlands region.  The current Bolsover Castle structure dates to the 17th century, although it was constructed on the site of a much older structure.  Partially destroyed during the English Civil War, the castle was later restored.  It's now an English Heritage historical property.    

Trentham Estate, Staffordshire


Trentham Estate and Garden

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Trentham Estate is a historic country manor site in Staffordshire in the Midlands region of England.  Originally an Augustine priory dating to the Norman period, the current structure known as Trentham Hall was modeled after Buckingham Palace and was constructed in the 18th century.  Most of Trentham Hall was demolished on the eve of World War I.  Seen from above in this drone video by oszibusz, the site is now known primarily for its magnificent gardens, a major tourist attraction in the region.  

Peak District Captioned Tour


20 places to discover in the PEAK DISTRICT

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Top AirVuz contributor Joshua Paul Gardner brings us this marvelous captioned drone video tour of the UK's Peak District, an upland area of the English Midlands region.  The video features footage of the following locations: Parkhouse Hill, Chrome Hill, Solomon's Temple, Three Shires Head, Higgor Tor, Stanage Edge, the Roaches, Thorpe Cloud, Robin Hood's Stride, Heights of Abraham, Bamford Edge, Ladybower Reservoir, Howden Reservoir, Monsal Dale, Snake Woodlands, the Trinnacle, Thor's Cave, Alport Castles, Winnats Pass, and Mam Tor.  

Peak District Highlights


Sheffield and The Peak district 4K


Check out these stunning drone views from England's Peak District, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot GAME OF DRONES UK.  The upland area south of the Pennine Mountains lies mostly within the East Midlands county of Derbyshire, although portions of it lie in other counties in the Midlands and Yorkshire regions.  The video features footage of the following locations in and around the Peak District: Bolsover Castle, Dam Flask, the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Roche Abbey, Fox House, Chatsworth House, Thors Cave, and more.  

The Malvern Hills


Flying like a bird in Malvern


AirVuz contributor and pilot blazazs85 brings us this excellent drone video from the UK's Malvern Hills.  These range primarily over the West Midlands counties of  Worcestershire and Herefordshire.  Well known for their natural springs, the highest peak of the hills is Worcestershire Beacon, which has a summit elevation of about 425 meters above sea level (just under 1.4k ft.).  The video features some excellent footage of one of the most recognizable man-made landmarks in the Malvern Hills: the 19th century "mock" Eastnor Castle.

The City of Worcester


Worcester UK, early evening flight


The city of Worcester is one of the great cultural and historical treasures of the English Midlands region of the UK.   In this excellent drone video by photomondo, you'll get an aerial tour of the town, which lies on the banks of the River Severn and which has been continuously settled since the 7th century AD.  The video features excellent footage of Worcester's most famous landmark: the Worcester Cathedral, which was built over the course of five centuries during the Middle Ages and which incorporates a number of architectural styles. 

The Peak District's Stanage Edge


Stanage Edge walk in the afternoon with my drone

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England's Peak District is home to some of the best rock climbing spots in the United Kingdom.  Probably the most famous is Stanage Edge, an escarpment (essentially, a rock ridge) in the Peak District National Park.  Formed from gritstone, a type of sandstone with particularly coarse grains, the formation stands about 25 meters tall (around 80 ft.).  One of the biggest attractions in the UK's oldest National Park, you can check it out from above in this fantastic drone video by new contributor TingTong John.  

Peak District: Chrome and Parkhouse Hills


Chrome hill - Parkhouse hill - Peak District 4K Drone Footage


The Peak District National Park in the Midlands region of England is one of the natural treasures of the United Kingdom.  Much of its allure relates to geology: the distinctive rock formations here were initially formed when the area was covered by an inland sea, and later transformed by the extensive glaciation which occurred here.  In this drone video by GAME OF DRONES UK, you'll get a bird's eye view of two well-known Peak District locations: Chrome Hill and Park House Hill, both of which represent the remains of reef atolls.  

Curbar Edge, Derbyshire


Curbar Edge - Peak District 4K


Check out this drone video of a well-known rock ridge in England's Peak District, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot GAME OF DRONES UK.  Curbar Edge is an escarpment located near its namesake town in Derbyshire, one of the main counties of the East Midlands region.  Like other rock formations here, Curbar Edge is a magnet for rock climbers.  It's part of the Peak District National Park, the UK's oldest national park and one of the country's top outdoor attractions.   The video was shot on a misty morning.  

Peak District: Ladybower Reservoir and Bamford Edge


Ladybower and Bamford Edgeearly morning drone footage with beautiful light

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Check out these beautiful drone views of two spots in England's fabled Peak District National Park, compliments of new AirVuz contributor TingTong John.  The first spot is Ladybower Reservoir, a Y-shaped reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire.  The reservoir was built between 1938-43 as part of a broader hydroengineering project to control floods and supply drinking water to the Midlands region.  The second spot is Bamford Edge, a gritstone (essentially, very coarse sandstone) formation in the nearby Hope Valley. 

Grade I Listed Church in Hanbury, Worcestershire


St Mary the Virgin Church, Hanbury Bromsgrove on a misty morning.


Check out this drone video of a well-known church in the English Midlands region, compliments of contributor Fozzie24.  It's the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, and it's located in the village of Hanbury in Worcestershire.  Located about a half hour drive south of Birmingham, the parish church dates to the early 13th century.  Most of the current structure was built in the 18th century in the Georgian style, although portions of the original structure remain.  The church is a Grade I listed building under UK preservation laws.  

Bass Maltings Site, Lincolnshire


Maltings Bando by Mavic Platinum


Check out this fantastic drone video of a well-known abandoned site in the Midlands region of the United Kingdom, compliments of AirVuz contributor CoreyFPV.  He used a DJI Mavic Pro to film the Bass Maltings complex in Sleaford, which is part of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands region.  The site houses eight buildings originally constructed for the Bass Brewing Company in the early 20th century.  Closed since the 1950's, the buildings are protected as Grade II structures on the National Heritage List for England.

Colliery in Nottinghamshire


Clipstone Colliery

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It would be hard to find a more dramatic case of industrial decline than the coal industry of the UK.  At its peak just before World War I, the country's coal mines produced nearly three hundred million tons and employed an astounding 1.2 million.  Between depletion, international competition, and environmental regulation, the industry has virtually ceased to exist.  In this drone video by contributor Chris, you'll get an aerial glimpse of this storied past: the Clipstone Colliery in Nottinghamshire, which was closed in 2003. 

The Magpie Lead Mine, Derbyshire


Magpie Mine Peak District Derbyshire UK Old lead mine from the 1800's


Take an aerial tour of an important relic of English industrial history in this excellent drone video by AirVuz contributor Dr0ne Werks.  The Magpie Mine was once one of the more important sources of lead.  It's located in Derbyshire, one of the counties of the East Midlands region.  The Magpie Mine produced large quantities of this important industrial metal for roughly two centuries before closing in 1958.  A (legally protected) Scheduled Monument, the disused mine is operated by the Peak District Mines Historical Society.  

Thor's Cave, Staffordshire


Thors Cave Peak District Derbyshire UK


Top contributor Dr0neWerks used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this excellent drone video of a famous cave in the English Midlands region of the UK.  It's called Thor's Cave, and it's located in the valley of the River Manifold in County Staffordshire.  With its distinctive nearly-symmetrical arch, the karst cave is accessible from the Manifold Way, a popular walking and biking path which runs through a portion of the valley.  The cave was used as a railway station during the early part of the 20th century on a now-disused line.  

Attigham Park: Manor of Shropshire


Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK

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For a first upload to AirVuz, brand-new contributor PMC Drone Channel brings us this excellent drone video of a well-known manor house in the West Midlands region of England.  It's called Attingham Park, and it's located in the town of Atcham in Shropshire.  The house was built in the late 18th century for Noel Hill, 1st Baron Berwick, who was involved in the re-organization of the British East India Company.  The estate's land covers 8k acres, which includes about 640 acres of parkland and gardens.  

The Peak District's Curbar Edge


Curbar Edge, Peak District Derbyshire UK


Curbar Edge is a name which is well-known to rock climbers around the world.  It's a gritstone escarpment in the UK's Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, one of the counties of the English Midlands.  In this excellent drone video by AirVuz contributor Dr0neWerks, you'll get an aerial view of this natural wonder, which is located near the villages of Baslow, Calver, and Froggatt.  Curbar Edge features prominently in the  modern history of rock climbing, which is believed to have originated in the Peak District in the early 1900's.  

Peak District by FPV



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Explore the Peak District of England by first person view (FPV) drone in this excellent piece by AirVuz contributor and pilot Surge FPV.  The Peak District is an upland region which is primarily situated in the Midlands county of Derbyshire.  One of the UK's top natural attractions, much of the Peak District is enclosed within the country's first National Park.  The video features footage from some of the most well-known spots within the Peak District, including the hill known as Mam Tor and Winnats Pass.  

Kinder Scout and Downfall, Northwestern Derbyshire


Kinder Downfall Cinematic Drone 4K


Contributor GAME OF DRONES UK brings us this excellent drone video of a beautiful spot in the UK's English Midlands region.  The video was filmed on the Kinder Scout, a 14 km (roughly 9 mi.) loop near the town of New Mills in Derbyshire, one of the main counties of the East Midlands region.  The video features some excellent footage of one of the main sites on the trail: the Kinder Downfall waterfall.  The waterfall is situated on the Kinder River, a short waterway which runs through the northwestern part of the county.  

Winnats Pass, Peak District


Winter at Winnats Pass in the Peak District UK


Talented AirVuz  contributor Dr0neWerks brings us this excellent wintertime drone video from England's Peak District.  The area filmed is called Winnats Pass, which is a limestone-walled gorge in the hills of Derbyshire, one of the main counties of the East Midlands region and the northern part of which is covered by the Peak District National Park.  The road running through the pass is one of the few east-west routes through the peak district, although its high maximum gradient limits its accessibility by heavy vehicles.  

The Lincoln Cathedral


The World's Most Beautiful Building


Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most well-known churches in the English Midlands region of the UK.  Seen here in this air/ground video by top AirVuz contributor seb-depp, the cathedral is located in its namesake town in Lincolnshire, one of the counties of the East Midlands region.  Construction of the Gothic style landmark began in 1072, shortly after the Norman Conquest.  The building's initial spire, completed in 1311, was 520 ft. (160 m) and may have been the tallest in the world at the time; the spire collapsed in 1548. 

Staffordshire's Tamworth Castle


Tamworth Castle and Grounds


Tamworth Castle is a historic landmark in the English Midlands region of the UK.  Seen in this drone video by AirVuz contributor Dr0new Werks, Tamworth Castle is located near the mouth of the River Anker in the West Midlands county of Staffordshire.  While the site originally dates to the 8th century, the current structure was built during the Norman period and was later significantly altered.  It is what's known as a motte-and-bailey design, which originated on the European mainland but spread to Great Britain with the Norman Invasion.  

Eldon Hill, Peak District


mavic air 2 return to eldon hill


Check out this drone video from the Peak District of the English Midlands region of the United Kingdom, compliments of bumblefalconer.  The video was filmed over and near Eldon Hill, which is located in County Derbyshire near the village of Castleton in the Peak Distrrict National Park.  The limestone hill rises to a summit elevation of about 470 meters above sea level or just over 1.5k ft.  The composition of the hill is of considerable geological interest, and it's part of the Castleton Site of Scientific Significance.  

Stanage Edge Drone Views


Stanage Edge, Peak Districk - Drone Footage #parrotanafi


Contributor hittheroadlat used a Parrot Anafi to create this beautiful drone video of a famous climbing spot in central England.  It's called Stanage Edge, and it's a rock formation known as an escarpment in the Peak District, which is covers parts of Derbyshire in the Midlands as well as South Yorkshire.  Like other formations in the Peak District, the 25 meter (just over 80 ft.) ridge is a magnet for rock climbers.   The escarpment is formed from gritstone, a sandstone made of particularly coarse grains. 

FPV in the Peak District


FPV - On the Rock's

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In this video, contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot Droneruk gives us an entirely new perspective on some of the UK's most famous rock formations.  England's Peak District, which lies primarily in Derbyshire of the East Midlands region, is the home of some of the most famous rocks in Great Britain.  The unique geological processes here led to some amazing limestone and gritstone outcrops and other formations, which are captured here via some very skillful long-range FPV piloting.    



Mow Cop Castle - Mavic Pro

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The Peaks

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Ladybower Reservoir & Winnats Pass

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Burton Joyce Nottingham

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