Is there anywhere in Britain that isn't under a flight path?
Fire Posts: 17,116
edited July 2019 in The potting shed
I remember one forum member saying last year that in their area / garden there was no engine noise at all - the sound was of just birds singing
I am interested in finding a such a spot to visit. Most of the south of England seems ruled out. I would be interested in
- areas that have planes but you can't hear them
- areas that have planes you can't hear them at all at all (dots in the sky)
- you can't see or hear any planes
- you can't see or hear any planes, helicopters, trains or motorbikes
- any website that show the maps of regular international flight paths to spot empty spots. As the flight paths change and the Uk has so many airports I imagine there are not many such spots.
I did walk for some time in northern Spain and for days there was nothing in the sky but the sun, moon, stars and birds* - for days and days. It was amazing and delightful. No plane trails. Some kind of heaven. Where I live now there is a plane going over every 35 seconds. Many thanks for your help and thoughts.
*There were, no doubt, satellites and planets.
No roads, no aeroplanes, no light pollution. So quiet you could hear a man call from half a mile away.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
I can see planes but definitely we can’t hear them.
My thoughts, Fire, is that there’s always something. For me here it’s the neighbours kennel dogs bark bark bark. I can hear the birds singing when they stop barking...if that happens!
we use to hear Concorde Breaking the sound barrier at 9pm every night, but that’s gone now.
We do have the odd military plane, they use Dartmoor for practice flying, I have known them to skim our roof, and it’s a bungalow, not had them for a few years now though, so nothing but bird song.
Of course it’s a different matter at night, Night Jars, owls, and squirrels and foxes screaming, so noisier at night than the day.
If you check out Flight Radar you can see where all the planes are at any given time..
What we also hear is some youth riding a very loud quad bike around the neighborhood, a local mum round the back constantly swearing and shouting at her kids or loud music from that same house whilst the teens jump on trampolines.
Yours is bad Fire, that’s going on in cities all over the world, constantly.