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January 2024

Saturday 6th January; the first sunny day of the year!  Light northerly winds saw Malc Grout, Dave Ashcroft & Paul Clarke at Ennerdale. The picture shows Dave Ashcroft launching from Crag Fell with Paul Clarke looking on ready to follow. Pic: Malc Grout

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December 2023

Chris Little & Matt Dingley preparing to launch from Crag Hill for a light wind flydown to Braithwaite. November 11th 2023 pic by Paul & Kay M

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November 2023

Dave Eva on his Gin Explorer heading off into the late afternoon sun - Sunday 1st October, St. Bees photo Malc Grout

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October 2023

Sunday 1st October was forecast to be a windy WSW day but easing later in the afternoon.  The tide would also be out by then and it looked like St Bee's would give an opportunity for some late afternoon soaring in the sunshine. Photograph shows Malc Grout flying his Gin Evora with St Bee's Head in the background.   Taken by Dave Eva.

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September 2023

Saturday 15th April was again southerly.  Blencathra and Skiddaw worked well, with good clouds out front and some sea breeze convergence.  The picture shows Jim Foulkes flying his Ozone Delta with Keswick and Derwent Water in front of the glider.  Picture by Malc Grout

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August 2023

This year provided soarable conditions for the Grassmere Sports Accuracy Competition on Sunday 27th August, so long as one did not mind flying in light drizzle in the morning, and then brighter but breezier conditions in the afternoon.  A number of pilots posted very good  scores with one DC.  Later on conditions became more challenging with the increasing breeze, and pilots tending to land short.  The picture shows Paul Clarke flying an Ozone Swift making a second launch in the afternoon.  Very useful for getting the glider dry. Photograph Malc Grout

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July 2023

Thursday 13th July was a decent forecast in an otherwise rather windy and showery week.  Light to moderate SW forecast to increase in the afternoon.  The morning provided a good paragliding wind on the St Bee's dunes with an easy run down to the Sellafield airspace boundary and return.  As forecast it picked up and Shaun McGuirk had wisely brought his hang glider as well as a paraglider.  It is not often we see hang gliders on our sites these days, so giving Shaun a wire off was a pleasure. Pilot Shaun McGuirk flying an Icaro Relax.  Photo Malc Grout.

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June 2023

Wednesday 24th May dawned some what windier than many forecasts had suggested. RASP BL average wind was probably one of the accurate ones. Paragliding inland was not going to be on, and the coast was hanglider wind strength wind rather than floppy. The picture shows Gordie Oliver flying a Flare Moustach 15. These gliders excel in these sort of coastal conditions, and for those who like a good wang around are an absolute hoot. Photo Malc Grout

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May 2023

Wednesday 3rd May provided a better day than expected, I think we were all up for a bit of breezy ridge soaring over Blencathra. The day turned out better than forecast with lighter winds and much better thermal development. The picture is of Dave Eva thermalling his Gin Explorer between Binsey and Bothel, where we found the sea breeze convergence.  Bothel is in the top centre of the picture. Picture by Malc Grout

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April 2023

12th February provided an excellent day for local soaring around Skiddaw and Blencathra, with easy crossings between the two mountains. The picture shows Paul Clarke flying a Supair Leaf over Broad End Skiddaw. Bassenthwaite Lake and Lords Seat are in the background. Photo Malc Grout.

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