WINTER HILL SITE GUIDE

 

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Wind Direction: NNW - NE

Rating: CP

Notam: 8.072

OS Ref: SD 660 150 Sheet 109

Height ASL: 1496ft (456m)

Top to bottom: 397ft (121m)

 

AIRSPACE            

Manchester TMA 3500ft alt, 2000ft (610m) ato.


XC POTENTIAL...

Manchester Control Zone only 8 miles away... although flights have been made to the coast!


SITE RECORD

CURRENT RECORD HOLDER: Phil Walbank  

DATE: 9th May 2010   DISTANCE: 35.6

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DIRECTIONS

For detailed directions from your location to Winter Hill 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

Top drivable site! The club has negotiated use of the access road to the transmitter. Parking is obvious; don’t block any gates to the smaller aerials.


SAFETY

Owned by United Utilities, access is via ITL land who run the transmitter compounds. Take care; there is a lot of debris in the field.

In general the site is less turbulent than Longridge. However, it suffers from strong wind compression for similar reasons to Edenfield, and also suffers (or benefits!) from wave effects. When there are signs of wave, it's best to watch carefully what the wind is doing - it can cycle quickly from light to very strong and back again. The site also tends to be effected by sea breeze, and the wind often swings off to the north west towards the end of the day. 

 

ADVICE

Hang gliders

Pilots are advised to use an experienced wireman on take off, and be wary of the wind gradient on landing in these conditions. Rig to the right (east) of the last main supporting cable. Good take off, top and bottom landing areas. Top landing is tricky for hang gliders, with the area between the masts quite small and easy to overshoot. If in doubt, land over at the western end where there's plenty of room.


Paragliders

It goes without saying that all pilots should be wary of the transmitters and supporting cables but in particular this comment applies to paraglider pilots in anything but light winds.

Be careful of getting blown back onto the barbed wire fence, which is not far back from the takeoff and landing areas.

 

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RESTRICTIONS

We share the use of the site with the North West Soaring Association (aeromodellers), be courteous. There is an agreement to keep out of the shallow bowl at the eastern end of the takeoff area, when aeromodellers are present.


YOUR WINTER HILL

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

 

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