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|OS Map Location||SJ237404 (Landranger, Sheet 117)|
|NOTAM reference||7.012 (provisional)|
|Aerial Photo||Aerial photo (1:100000)|
|Wind direction(s)||NW - N|
|Takeoff Height(s)||1150ft ( 350m)|
|Top to Bottom||900ft ( 274m)|
|Min. Pilot Rating||Club Pilot + 10 Hours|
|Airspace||Class A at 4500ft (1380m) 1 mile N. Clear to S.|
|Non-member fee/day||£3.00 Pay here...|
(Including flight simulator)
|New go there|
|Paraglider Distance Record||09/09/2009 Graham Cummins 113.1Km|
|Hang glider Distance Record||21/08/2004 Carl Wallbank 205.6Km|
Site distance records are provisional. If you know of longer flights, please e-mail the webmaster at nwhgpc.org.uk
A bowl shaped site three-quarters of a mile across offering excellent soaring and cross- country potential. Due to its size and location, thermals on this site can be accompanied by extreme turbulence. Check with experienced pilots before flying, to make sure conditions are suitable.
Experienced pilots contacting wave should remember that Controlled Airspace starts at 3200ft / 975m above take-off. Also, when following thermals back (to southward), be wary of rotor if you have to land in any of the fields behind the ridge. Fly with extreme caution if the wind is off to the west. Strong winds off to the west should not be entertained.
(NEW ARRANGEMENTS EFFECTIVE FROM 7/6/08)
• Parking at the roadside may continue, but this
should be limited to about a dozen vehicles, with others then parking
within the landing field.
• The landing field
parking access is via the field gate a little to the east of the surfaced
• Please be aware that there is usually stock in the field: don’t
let animals escape (drive them away from the gate before opening
it). Close the gate as soon as you can once in the field, before parking.
• Please park at right angles to the wall / fence on either side of the
entry gate, but leave a clear route into the field so the farmer can bring machinery
in and to allow other visitors to park in a further row if necessary. Please
park vehicles close together.
• Please do not drive towards / park near the stile we have used for access
to date and do not drive across the field towards the gate into the take-off
• It is accepted that this change means a longer walk to take-off – but
you may be able to land closer to your car! Hang-glider pilots may wish to park
briefly on the road near the stile to offload gliders into the field, then park
up in the field.
Easy! From the car, carry westward across the field & go through a gate.
Go through this gate and close it behind you! Rig on the flat area directly
Take-off direction is obvious! You may top land in the take-off field (beware of the fences and the ponds!) but the field immediately to the east - along the side of which you walk to get from the road to the take-off ridge - offers a larger and safer landing area.
Avoid flying low and landing behind the trees at the south side of the road - severe rotor can occur here.
Top to bottom flights will be tolerated by the farmers at the foot of the
hill, provided you can control your glider enough to land in one of the designated
fields. Please do not land in any field containing cattle or sheep and avoid
overflying fields with horses.
Because sheep regularly graze in both take-off and top landing areas, the
landowner has stipulated that dogs are not permitted on this site.