Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use Hang gliders and Paraglider's must ask permission from Low Deepslack Farm and Deepslack Farm before flying.
Max number of six.
Last Updated : 26/11/2022 at 17:19 by John Westall
Wind : SSW    
Nil Wind : No    
Grid Ref : SD588999 Height (AMSL) : 1427' / 435m
Site Code : 17.08 Top to Bottom : 492' / 150m


SE Lakes - E of Kendal


Hang gliders and Paraglider's must ask permission from Low Deepslack Farm and Deepslack Farm before flying.
An excellent site, quite shallow but it works well. 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

John Westall : 07884 037144

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


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.


No paragliding records available for this site

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 up the fell

Whinfell Map


Whinfell Map