Please Do Not Fly Pendle East

By Andy Archer on  July 19, 2021 13:38

I have just had an email from the Land Agent for Pendle Hill (see copy below).

There were reports of paragliders flying the East Face of Pendle on Sunday 18.07.21.  This area is out of bounds for flying at the landowner's request and does not form part of our licence agreement. 

Pendle is one of our best sites and we would not want to lose use of the main face due to pilots flying the east.  We have other easterly sites that can be used.

Please re-familiarise yourself with the sites guide here:

http://www.penninesoaringclub.org.uk/sites/pendle/

Pendle

Area marked in red is ‘Out of Bounds’ for paragliding & hang gliding

Dear Andy,

I trust all is well with you.

I noted that gliders were taking off/landing from ‘big end’ Pendle yesterday afternoon – directly above Hookcliffe plantation and further along towards Barley.

I know we have raised this previously and clearly you cannot control non-members but are you able to put a note out to your members reminding them that this is out of bounds.

The existence of the gliders relies on all parties working together and it is frustrating when a few let the side down’.

Thanks for your cooperation and adherence.

Andy

Sites Officer

Winter Hill – Additional Gate & Road Closure

By Andy Archer on  June 24, 2021 15:48

Winter Hill access road now has an additional gate at the bottom of the access road just after the houses.  The gate is locked, the lock code is the same as the upper gate.

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In addition the road has been closed from 14th June for two weeks for re-surfacing works, Brian however, has spoken to one of the operatives and he seems to think the works have completed early.

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Parlick East–Bottom Landing Exclusion Zone

By Andy Archer on  August 13, 2019 19:27

Hi All,

A couple of weeks ago one of our members was challenged by the Wolfen Hall Gamekeeper for landing in the fields below Saddle End Farm.  It seems that the the owner of Wolfen Hall purchased Saddle End Farm and surrounding land a few years ago, as such they are now breeding game birds on the land surrounding Saddle End as well as the land directly below the east face of Parlick.

We have been asked not to land in the area marked in red on the plan, this is a much larger areas than previous.   Please adhere to this.

If you are approached by the game keeper please be respectful and understanding of their frustration with you, it is their livelihood after all.  Please report it to me so that I can manage the situation. 

As it was the PSC member involved had a good conversation with the gamekeeper and reported it to me straight away, this allowed me to contact both the game keeper & landowner to understand the issue and obtain the latest info of the Exclusion zone.

Wolfen Hall Land - No Landing

Thanks

Andy Archer

PSC Sites Officer

07824 321575

Winter Hill–Gate to be Locked

By Andy Archer on  June 14, 2019 07:29

 

I have just been contacted by the secretary of the Rivington Soaring Association (modellers) stating that some of their members were stopped recently by Arqiva TV Mast security staff as they went up the road past the Winter Hill transmitter.

The staff told them that the bottom gate on the access road will be locked Monday-Friday overnight (17:00 to 08:00) and all day at the weekends, this is to restrict public vehicular access since the moorland fires.

I don’t think it is a bad thing if it restricts the BBQ brigade from setting fire to the moor again.  This use to be the arrangement at Winter Hill a few years back with a combination lock on both gates.

I have tried to get in contact with the UU Land Agent but at this point in time I am not sure when the lock is going on the gate, but I understand that any organisation that has an agreement with UU will be given the code to the lock.

Keep me posted if you find the gate locked or are challenged by the Arqiva TV Mast staff.

Andy Archer

PSC Sites Officer

07824 321574