Where is this?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Nigeyy, 12 Oct 2018.

  1. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    I flew back from Manchester airport to the USA yesterday. I love having a window seat and was gazing out as the English countryside went by..... I took a few pictures but am now really stuck on where this is -I would think with the moorland and the wind farm, and the large distinctive shaped pond/dam to the left below the windfarm, the football stadium and the large building just to the left of the engine, it would be easy to find on google maps... but I can't find it!

    For full disclosure: I believe the flight (Icelandair to Keflavik) took off southerly and took a westerly turn to go north of Manchester airport, and I know 100% we later flew over the Firth of Forth with the distinctive bridge.

    Edit: I found it! I took me a time though....

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  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    What flight number was it?
    Try putting it through flightradar24 and see if you can find it that way. Following the path taken.
     
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  3. Stephenite

    Stephenite Membå

    Location:
    OslO
    I know this area very well! :smile:

    Brings back good memories of bombing around on a mountain bike around the reservoirs there.
     
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  4. Pennine-Paul

    Pennine-Paul Goth on a bike............

    Looks like Wardle near Rochdale to me
     
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  5. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro
    Manchester area, them's Hemorrhoids in the ass of the world sir ..:laugh:

    Though it looks like the top edge of the Peaks
     
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  6. Stephenite

    Stephenite Membå

    Location:
    OslO
    The football 'stadium' is home of the mighty 'Dale.
     
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  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    It definitely IS! I am using my phone at the moment but when I get on my laptop I will try to overlay the photo on the map of the area. That might be tricky because of the angle that the photo was taken from.

    I cycle all around there and @Littgull lives there.
     
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  8. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

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  9. Bodhbh

    Bodhbh Veteran

    I thought so with one look. The OH lives next to it. The windfarm set alarm bells ringing as well.
     
  10. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Fascinating isn't it! If you've ever flown in a balloon or a light aircraft over your home patch you see all kinds of things you didn't know existed. Our milkman has another job as a flying instructor at Blackpool and we've been up with him a couple of times, it's a real thrill.
     
  11. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    I've rotated and stretched part of the photo to align better with the Google satellite view/map of the area ...

    Rochdale from the air.jpg
     
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  12. Littgull

    Littgull Veteran

    I haven't got the photo/teccy skills of my pal @ColinJ to pinpoint my exact location. But I think that is me on my bike just 'off centre' of the photo puffing and wheezing on my way back home down the Todmorden Road towards Littleborough after one of Colin's scenic hilly rides :laugh:
     
  13. Sillyoldman

    Sillyoldman Über Member

    This thread has got legs. Let’s have some more
     
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    Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    I am impressed sir! I should have waved to you :smile:


     
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    Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Well... here's a really tough one (I only know it was very soon after take off!) then:

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