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Whinfell

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Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use Ask at Low Deep Slack on every occasion. Hang gliders only. Max number of six. May be restricted during lambing period.
Last Updated : Not recorded
Wind : SSW    
Nil Wind : No    
Grid Ref : SD588999 Height (AMSL) : 1427' / 435m
Site Code : 17.08 Top to Bottom : 492' / 150m

Location

SE Lakes - E of Kendal

Details

An excellent site, quite shallow but it works well. At the moment it is hang glider only and rather restricted in terms of numbers. One of the few true southerlies in the district. Good top landing but growth in the number of masts may restrict things a little.

Site Officer

Burkitt Rudd : 07811 642533

Postcode for Sat Nav Systems (read the Health Warning!)

LA8 9EH - This is the closest mail delivery point to the flying site and is positioned at:

Tarnside. This building lies about 100m east of the turn off for the track up Whinfell.

Getting There

A685 north from Kendal to Grayrigg. Turn left at Church and follow a minor road for 2.8km to Low Deep Slack (farm on right across a field - ask permission). Contiunue along road for further 800m to a gate on the right. This is the start of the track.

Getting to takeoff

Drive the tarred fell road to masts ....no walking required. (On occasions the gate may be locked .... check at Low Deep Slack).

Permission to use site

Low Deep Slack Farm.

Additional Safety Notes

Masts and a power line up the front, left of the hill, otherwise OK

Paragliding

No paragliding at present. The take off area is quite shallow and has a power line running through the face of the hill. Whinfell Beacon itself is a no go area for take off but can be overflown but not scratched!

Hang Gliding

Excellent. A very effective site with a tarred road to the top. The site can be affected by sea breeze.

XC potential

Quite good ....fair thermals.

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.

Paragliding

No paragliding records available for this site

Hang Gliding
Open Distance XC  
Distance : 43.3km
Max Height : 3400ft
Date : Unknown
Pilot : Unknown

Data Resources

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.

Link Resource Type Notes
Street View Google Street View - Parking The entrance to the track up the fell

Whinfell Map

Legend

Whinfell Map