EDENFIELD SITE GUIDE

 
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Wind Direction: SW - SE

Rating: CP

Notam: 8.052

OS Ref: SD 818 179 Sheet 109

Height ASL: 1299ft (396m)

Top to bottom: 312ft (95m)

 

AIRSPACE            

Manchester TMA at 3500ft alt. 2200ft ato, (670m ato).


XC POTENTIAL...

Enormous!


SITE RECORD

CURRENT RECORD HOLDER: Kenny Ebbrell  

DATE: 28th March 2011   DISTANCE: 64.8

VIEW CURRENT RECORD FLIGHT IN XC LEAGUE

FLIGHT REVIEW: by Kenny Ebbrell

 

PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDER: Barney Woodhead   

DATE: 22nd April 2009   DISTANCE: 64.7

VIEW RECORD FLIGHT IN XC LEAGUE

 

If you have beaten the current record WELL DONE... please let us know who you are, the details of your flight and kindly write a review of the flight for everyone to share!


DIRECTIONS

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.

 

ACCESS

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).

 

SAFETY

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.

 

ADVICE

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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RESTRICTIONS

The site will be closed during the lambing season in April/May but normally for a month from 25th April ... check before you fly.

 

Don’t fly over the houses

Don’t shout when in the air – on foot pass quietly past the dwellings


YOUR EDENFIELD

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

 

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