Burney Fell

Status : Red
Status Message : Unfortunately due to a new tenant leasing the land to rear game birds we have to stop flying this site until further notice.
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use No training allowed on Burney! This has been a big problem and really upsets Ashlack Estates.
Last Updated : 21/12/2021 at 16:09 by Ian Henderson
Wind : WSW - NW    
Nil Wind : No    
Grid Ref : SD259855 Height (AMSL) : 850' / 260m
Site Code : 17.059 Top to Bottom : 350' / 107m


S Lakes - NE of Ulverston


Consists of one large west facing bowl and a short north west ridge. This site can be inter-flown with Burlington when the wind is WNW to NW. The best wind direction is WNW and, given thermal help (rare), a wider area can be explored and the relative small size of the site becomes of little consequence. The landing area is shared with the Burlington site.

Local Sites Contact - John Westall 07884 037144

Site Officer

John Westall : 07884 037144

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

LA17 7XS - This is the closest mail delivery point to the flying site and is positioned at:

Riggwell, to the west of take off on the other side of the road

Getting There

From the A5092(T) turn right (if approaching from the east) on to a minor road heading for Woodland. Park on the left after 150m.

Getting to takeoff

From the parking area, head NNW making for the summit area of Burney.

Permission to use site

Ashlack Estates (Ashlack Hall).

Additional Safety Notes

Be aware of the wind turbines behind the ridge/quarry at Burlington. Public telephone at Grizebeck (800m west) and at Gawthwaite (400m east). Adjacent to the busy A5092(T). Power lines cross the fields below the site.


The site is fine for paragliders but it may be difficult to cross to Burlington.

Hang Gliding

This is an easy site but care should be taken on top landing. It is best to inspect beforehand and then plan to approach from the north. If below take-off height then go for the bottom landing area. Don't sratch as you can get trapped in the bowl and are left with sloping fields out front.

XC potential

Occasionally a thermal can be found here but they tend to be illusive and short lived.


Click on the photo for a full size image.

A general picture of Burney Fell taken from the A5092. Photo by Mike Mason
Looking to the left from Burney Fell take off with Burlington visible
Looking slightly right from Burney Fell take off. The Duddon estuary and Black Combe in the distance


Local Information - Pubs/Food etc

Nearest pubs to the site - for post flying debriefing only! You may find details of other facilities here

  Greyhound Inn Grizbeck
Grid Reference : SD135854
Distance from Site : 0.0 miles
Notes : Great food and beer
  Click here to go to the web site
  Click here to see the place in Google Street View
  Prince of wales Foxfield
Grid Reference : SD208854
Distance from Site : 0.0 miles
Notes : Probably the best pub in the world. Own beer and food. Pasties are out of this world.
Train station opposite if you get in trouble. everyone needs to go at least once in a life time.
  Click here to go to the web site
  Click here to see the place in Google Street View


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  
Distance : 77.6km
Date : 17/04/2016
Pilot : Keith Paterson
Notes : Burney Fell, via Kendal, Sedbergh and Hawes to just east of Aysgarth in Wensleydale
IGC File : Right click to download
Hang Gliding
Open Distance XC  
Distance : 27.4km
Max Height : 3500ft
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
Google Earth Google Earth - Car Park
Street View Google Street View - Parking Park on the left

Burney Fell Map


Burney Fell Map