WNW - WSW
|Status Message :||During the Covid19 period:
- Please be sensitive to local concerns: park with consideration, ensure you follow BHPA/government guidelines, respect requests of locals and avoid confrontation.
- Fly with greater safety margins than normal.
- If you do get involved in any dispute please inform the Site Officer as soon as possible.
|IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use||No dogs! Don't block the gate. Be aware of horses in field behind take- off.|
|Last Updated :||31/12/2020 at 14:08 by Ian Henderson|
|Wind :||WNW - WSW|
|Nil Wind :||No|
|Grid Ref :||SD230784||Height (AMSL) :||850' / 259m|
|Site Code :||none||Top to Bottom :||500' / 153m|
SW Lakes - nr Askam-in-Furness
An excellent hang gliding site but not used by paragliders. Very short carry, easy top landing and extensive soaring that, in the right conditions, can extend all the way to Burney/Burlington. No bottom landing!
Local Sites Contact - Jaysen Metcalfe 07811 120614
Jaysen Metcalfe : 07811 120614
Postcode for Sat Nav Systems (read the Health Warning!)
LA16 7EU - This is the closest mail delivery point to the flying site and is positioned at:
Just to the east of where the A595 swings from east/west to north/south to the east of Ireleth. If you get to this point going east, you should be on the road leading up to the hill.
Follow A595 south until entering Ireleth. Turn right at St.Peter's school. Follow minor road up the hill for 1000m to Moorfield farm on the left. Turn in; keep to the left of buildings until a gated track leads to a park outside the second gate
Getting to takeoff
Go through gate and head up to the right. Plenty of rigging areas.
Permission to use site
Race Side Farm, Kirksanton, Millom
Additional Safety Notes
Power lines across front/base of hill. Don't land behind the "bump" due to the presence of rotor!!
Because of the shallow nature and fresher winds that the site requires then only flown by paragliders on very rare occasions.
Easy site to fly. Can have remarkably good lift at times; possibly wave enduced or enhanced by Black Combe and the Duddon Estuary upwind. Don't go behind wall when top landing in fresh winds.
Limited due to location but short XC's have been done to just beyond Ellerside.
No photos available for this site. Good quality photos of CSC sites always required.
Local Information - Pubs/Food etc
Nearest pubs to the site - for post flying debriefing only! You may find details of other facilities here
No pub details are available for this site. Send your recommendations to the webmaster.
This page shows records for this site. Some of the older records are not very detailed. More recent records may have an igc file available You can right click and download this to your PC. You can then use IGC Flight replay to view the flight.
|Open Distance XC|
|Pilot :||Keith Paterson|
|Notes :||A flight from Rebecca up the high ground to the east of Askam and Kirkby in Furness and back again|
|IGC File :||Right click to download|
No hang gliding records available for this site
Follow the links to see the site in Google Earth and Google Street view. To access the former, you will need to have Google Earth installed on your PC. You can also upload your flights to GE - use GPS Dump (Links Page) to convert a variety of GPS file formats to a GE kml file.
|Google Street View - Parking||The entrance to the track just below Moor Farm|