PENDLE SITE GUIDE

 

Wind Direction: WNW - NNW

Rating: CP

Notam: 17.001

OS Ref: SD 782 403 Sheet 103

Height ASL: 1745ft (532m)

Top to bottom: 1056ft (332m)

 

AIRSPACE            

Keep below FL55

 

XC POTENTIAL...

Very good, but watch out for Class ‘D’ airspace downwind in Leeds Bradford CTA we are not allowed to fly in this area at all.

 

SITE RECORD

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DIRECTIONS

For detailed directions from your location to Pendle 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

Park in one of the small ‘quarry' car parks, or below the Well Springs Pub at OS ref  SD 772 392. When the site is busy park along the road, but take care to keep as much space as possible for passing. Do not drive up the track from the Nick (where the road reaches its highest point).

 

SAFETY

Beware of the gully between the Pimple and Mearley Moor. In west winds, the compression there is not to be trifled with. If the wind is off to the north, the wind rotors over into the gully from Mearley Moor. Keep well out.

 

ADVICE

Pendle Hill is one of the best soaring sites in the country. It is also the subject of long and delicate negotiations. We may still lose the use of this site if we do not adhere to the current agreement. Please read the rules carefully and help us to preserve the use of this important site. 

 

 

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Bottom land anywhere except in the cultivated fields. The area adjacent to the Ski Slope is quite sheltered, but cross over the road with plenty of height. Not only are you likely to distract motorists, but the air can be quite turbulent as you pass over the rough profile of the ground next to the road.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LAND ON THE PUTTING GREEN! It is a very small spot landing area and also very close to the road. Accidents and mishaps have happened in attempts to land on it. We advise landing on the slope before the road or the field beyond it if you do overshoot. THANK YOU.

 

RESTRICTIONS

The landowner is sensitive to flyers - particularly paragliders - flying low down and close into the hill. Paragliders should launch from Mearley Moor, with the Wellsprings and Pimple launches for hang gliders only.

There is an East face owned by the same landowner, WE ARE NOW REQUESTED BY THE LANDONWER NOT TO USE THE EAST FACE, AND FLYING THERE MAY LOSE US THE RIGHT TO FLY THE NORTH WEST FACE.

The site is often soarable for a long way both East and West of takeoff, BUT to the West of takeoff the slope becomes quite shallow, and to the East we have been asked not to fly past the trig point on the North face.

 

YOUR PENDLE

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

 

 

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