|Status Message :||Site closed due to nesting Peregrines (RSPB have asked for the site to be closed from 1st April to 1st of July)
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||This site closes for nesting perigrines around May / June period. Land only on the beach.|
|Last Updated :||20/04/2021 at 19:39 by John Westall|
|Nil Wind :||No|
|Grid Ref :||SD392735||Height (AMSL) :||180' / 55m|
|Site Code :||17.066||Top to Bottom :||180' / 55m|
S Lakes - S of Grange-over-Sands
A small coastal site that is fun to fly being for half its length over the beach and the rest over fields. Not officially negotiated but there are no problems. Landing should be made on the edge of the beach (semi grass) in front of take off. An interesting feature is the "blow hole", a natural limestone feature, that gives you a boost as you fly over it.
John Westall : 07884 037144
Postcode for Sat Nav Systems (read the Health Warning!)
LA11 7LX - This is the closest mail delivery point to the flying site and is positioned at:
Wyke Farm. The postcode centre is about 1km north of the parking site. When the road bends sharply to the south, don't follow the GPS; instead turn right for the beach.
From Flookburgh take a long straight minor road that leads towards the Ponderosa holiday park. After 800m turn left and follow this road towards the foot of the cliff. Park on edge of the beach.
Getting to takeoff
Paragliders need only walk up the steep path left of the cliffs. Hang glider pilots can park 400m sooner, by a grid near the Outdoor Centre and walk along crest of hill.
Permission to use site
None officially negotiated.
Additional Safety Notes
Semi cliff take off so care is required. Do not go too far back due to the presence of trees and rotor. On the beach, be aware that the tide can come in very quickly - on spring tides, it comes in faster than you can run. Also quicksands are common on the sands, especially the wet areas.
Take-off is in front of the fence on the slope over the main cliff. The widest part is near the trig point. Care required. Walk in via the steep path up the left side of the cliff.
Small but pleasant with good top landing area.
Zero - though it is not unknown for thermals to rise off the hot sands in front of the cliff.
A vidoe can be found at this web site. The vide starts with an all round 360 sweep followed by a flight north along the cliffs finishing off at the parking area,
Click on the photo for a full size image.
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.
No paragliding records available for this site
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 Earth - Car Park|
|Google Street View - Parking||The southern parking area at Humphrey Head. Make sure you check the tides - on a high spring tide, the water can come up a long way!|
Humphrey Head Map