Opportunity venues

Some venues for photo-opportunities

The last two columns give distances and possible travel times (typically using Bing) ...
...Last-but-one column: from Hazel Grove (SK7 6AD). Last column: from south Birmingham.


Just turn up on limited days

Arley Arboretum

(DY12 1XG) Arley Arboretum website | Weather

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2:12

26

0:51

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Special events

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre

(S43 2PR) Website | Weather

40

1:03

 

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News & events

Batsford Arboretum

(GL56 9AB) Website | Weather

137

2:35

42

1:07

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Beamish

(DH9 0RG) Website | Weather

147

1:46

 

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Events & Cruises

Bempton Cliffs - RSPB Reserve

(YO15 1JF) Website | Weather

134

2:44

 

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Special events

Biddulph Grange Garden

(ST8 7SD) Website | Weather

22

0:42

 

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Events & seasons

Bodenham Arboretum

(DY11 5SY) Website | Weather

103

2:08

23

0:47

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Special events

Chatsworth

(DE45 1PP) Chatsworth | Weather

29

0:46

 

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Public Aviaries
Public Flying Shows

Cheshire Falconry

(CW8 2EB) Cheshire Falconry | Weather

32

0:41

 

Wait for special events

Crich Tramway Village

(DE4 5DP) Crich Tramway Village | Weather

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1:14

59

1:21

Events calendar
Special events

Churnet Valley Railway

(Cheddleton Station: ST13 7EE) Churnet Valley Railway | Weather

25

0:45

 

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Events

Dunham Massey

(WA14 4SJ) Website | Weather

18

0:24

 

What's on

Air Shows and Flying

Duxford - Imperial War Museum

(CB22 4QR) Website | Weather

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3:17

109

2:05

Timetables

Annual Calendar

East Lancashire Railway

Station Location Maps | Website

32

0:44

 

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Etherow Country Park

(SK6 5JD) Stockport MBC page | Marple page | Weather

5

0:13

 

Timetable

Special events

Foxfield Railway

(Caverswall Station: ST11 9BG) Foxfield Railway | Weather

34

1:00

54

1:01

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Granada Arboretum at Joderell Bank

(SK11 9DL) Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre | Granada Arboretum | Weather

19

0:36

 

A few open days

Gresgarth Hall garden

(LA2 9NB) Gresgarth Hall | Weather

69

1:17

 

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Special events

Haworth Village

(BD22 8EF) Website | Weather

52

1:12

 

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Events

Knowsley Safari Park

(L34 4AN) Website | Weather

40

0:45

 

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Leighton Moss

(LA5 0SW) RSPB, Leighton Moss | Weather

75

1:29

 

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Events

Longleat

(BA12 7NW) Longleat | Weather

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3:56

115

2:30

Just turn up for viewing

Booking needed for some

Manchester Airport Viewing Park (etc)

(WA15 8XQ) Viewing Park | Concorde Tours | Weather

12

0:16

 

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Events

Martin Mere Wetland Centre

(L40 0TA) Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), Martin Mere | Weather

48

1:03

 

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Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve

(L40 1TG) Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve website | Weather

49

1:01

 

Events

Midland Railway Centre

(DE5 3QZ) Website | Weather

52

1:15

 

Events
Car trackdays
Bike trackdays

Oulton Park

(CW6 9BW) Website | Weather

36

0:52

77

1:36

Just turn up or book

Special events

RAF Cosford Museum

(TF11 8UP) RAF Cosford | Weather

84

1:38

31

0:42

Events

RAF Waddington - Lincolnshire

(LN5 9NB) RAF Waddington | Weather

91

2:23

94

2:21

Events

Santa Pod Raceway

(NN29 7XA) Website | Weather

149

2:54

77

1:36

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Special events

Severn Valley Railway

(Kidderminster Station: DY10 1QX) Website | Weather

94

2:02

19

0:42

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Sheffield - Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre

(S25 4EQ) Website | Weather

56

1:23

88

1:41

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Special events

Shugborough

(ST17 0XB) Shugborough | Weather

67

1:25

38

0:53

Special events

Shuttleworth Collection (old aircraft)

(SG18 9EP) Shuttleworth Collection | Weather

156

3:13

104

2:07

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Slimbridge Wetland Centre

(GL2 7BT) Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), Slimbridge | Weather

149

2:50

64

1:24

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South Lakes Wild Animal Park

(LA15 8JR) South Lakes Wild Animal Park | Weather

106

2:13

 

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Stourhead House & garden

(Estate Office: BA12 6QD) Stourhead House and garden | Weather

206

4:11

121

2:47

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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

(CV37 7LS) Website | Weather

116

2:16

28

0:41

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Special events

Tatton Park

(WA16 6QN) Website | Weather

19

0:29

 

Just turn up

Special events

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

(GL8 8QS) Forestry Commission, Westonbirt | Weather |
FOWA: Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

164

3:08

80

1:42

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Calendar

Yorkshire Air Museum

(YO41 4AU) Yorkshire Air Museum | Weather

85

1:43

 

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Special events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

(WF4 4LG) Yorkshire Sculpture Park | Weather

44

1:04

 

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

(DN4 6TB) Yorkshire Wildlife Park | Weather

67

1:31

 

Barry Pearson