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Old 18th Apr 2022, 21:02
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Flat Holm Island

Has anyone (rotary) landed on Flat Holm in the middle of the Bristol channel? Looks quite a fun place for a picnic, but can't see any chat about anyone having done so, though there appears to be at least one helipad on the island. It's not inhabited so brig your own flask it would seem?
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 06:52
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It’s a protected area for birds, but does hold events for visitors. I have slung some loads out there, but it was for Trinity House and it was only once in 7 years.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 08:48
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Not a place to shut down unless you are super-confident it will start again.

Lots of birds.

You would need to find out who owns it and get their permission.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 11:02
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I have landed on Flat Holm probably five years ago they were very welcoming, I just gave them a call and asked they were very happy. Steep holm has lots of birds but flat holm is not too bad. Cardiff Heliport is not too far away may be worth asking them if they have any info.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 16:07
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You just call and get permission for landing from Cardiff Council; details below:

Andrea Davies
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+44 29 2087 7900
[email protected]
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- nature reserve island in Bristol Channel
- 5 per person landing fee (2.50 for under 16s)
- small pub, the "Gull and Leak", that can provide lunch (was closed during COVID)
- no landings on island to south "Steep Holm"
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 21:11
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Brilliant, thanks for that. Steep Holm looks like you couldn't land on it anyway really?
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 07:18
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Too steep, perhaps?

I'll get my coat...
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