Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use No dogs! Don't block the gate. Be aware of horses in field behind take- off.
Last Updated : 30/12/2021 at 15:06 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 - Brian Waller 07742456821

Site Officer

Brian Waller : 07742 456821

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.

Getting There

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.

Hang Gliding

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.

XC potential

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  
Distance : 11.2km
Date : 25/06/2016
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
Hang Gliding

No hang gliding records available for this site

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 just below Moor Farm

Rebecca Map


Rebecca Map