Manchester TMA at 3500ft alt. 2200ft ato, (670m ato).
CURRENT RECORD HOLDER: Kenny Ebbrell
DATE: 28th March 2011 DISTANCE: 64.8
FLIGHT REVIEW: by Kenny Ebbrell
PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER: Barney Woodhead
DATE: 22nd April 2009 DISTANCE: 64.7
For detailed directions from your location to Edenfield 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.
If you park on the carriageway you risk a parking ticket. If you do, pull well off the road and try to keep your wheels on the grass not the path. Seek advise on alternative parking arrangements. Don't drive up the lane to Fecit Farm (please).
There have been serious accidents when attempting top landings on both hang and paragliders. There can be an area of dangerous air behind take-off. DO NOT fly slowly when top landing here and definitely DO NOT attempt to ‘mush it in’. When low, be wary of the Power cables and trees at the base of the hill and running along the road. If the wind is strong there is a pronounced wind shear, possibly caused by the quarry in front. In these conditions, take care bottom landing.
Edenfield is notorious for showing light winds at the bottom of the hill yet be screaming on the top - always walk up and assess the situation before take off.
This hill has a steep slope towards the top, with a relatively sharp edge and a flat top. This gives a strong wind compression (venturi effect). In strong winds (hang glider strength!) it's advisable to land well back from the edge as there can be rotor. When top landing far back, the air is usually in sink.
Hang gliders and paragliders take off almost anywhere into wind but not close to the quarry. Top landing area is massive but try not to land too close to the edge, the ground slopes from halfway across the field and gives plenty of lift.
Watch out for broken walls on take off. It is easy to soar.
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The site will be closed during the lambing season in April/May but normally for a month from 25th April ... check before you fly.