BALLADEN SITE GUIDE

 

Wind Direction: W - NW

Rating: CP + 5hrs

Notam: 8.052

OS Ref: SD 815 215 Sheet 103

Height ASL: 1148ft (350m)

Top to bottom: 394ft (120m)

 

AIRSPACE            

Manchester TMA 3500ft alt, 2350ft ato, (716m ato).


XC POTENTIAL...

Excellent thermal potential from Rawtenstall


SITE RECORD

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DIRECTIONS

For detailed directions from your location to Balladen click on the site location (white dot) on the map below (under advice), click 'Directions' and Google maps will plot your route.

You can also access any other site location from here or use the map on the main Pennine Site Guide page. Alternatively scan the QR Code and access all PSC Guide information through your phone.

 

ACCESS

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SAFETY

Bottom Landing is the difficult bit even on paragliders. Bottom landing is very restricted being made in tight fields at the base of the hill with additional hazards of power cables and houses.  Have a good look for power lines and fences first and horse riders in bottom fields.  Top landing usually very pleasant, but don't land behind quarry (rotor). This site seems to suffer from rough air when the wind goes south of west.

 

ADVICE

Although soarable this site is not for the faint hearted, now little used. 


Hang Gliders 

Landing modern fast gliders will be difficult unless experienced.  Pendle provides better flying for hang gliders at less risk. 


Paragliders

A lovely little site easy but committed take off, soars in quite light winds, bottom landing in area between house with shed and pond it will have to be cross wind.

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YOUR BALLADEN

If you have any images / information / hints / tips / safety issues about the Balladen Site please email the PSC and we will happily share your contribution with the world!

 

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