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|73; Peebles, Galashiels and Selkirk
|S, W - NW
|Top to Bottom
Access is via a forestry track that leads up the south side of the hill. Approach along the Ettrick valley
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Park at the end of the public road. Do not obstruct the track or gateway. Follow the forestry track up onto the top of Bught Hill then follow quad bike tracks towards Bodesbeck law.
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Take off from the top of the hill.
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It is best to top land or slope land quite high up the hill. The hill is rather steep and scree slope is not ideal for climbing with a bundled glider! Bottom Landing is possible but it's a 30km walk back to the car via the roads so not recommended unless a car has been left in an appropriate place.
Excellent in a light west north westerly wind. If very light wind may need to wait for sun on the scree slopes below takeoff to heat up before thermals will make things flyable.
Check NOTAM, CANP essential if flying mid week since this area is used for low flying exercises by military fast jets. Jets often fly along the valley at VERY low levels as they transition into the Yarrow Valley and may even be well below takeoff
DO NOT land in any fields with stock or grass being grown for hay or silage.
Park sensibly and DO NOT block any forest tracks.