Site Status:

This site is Restricted

lambing notes:

This site is currently affected by lambing. Flying is still possible but landing fields are out of bounds. Please land on hill side of river. contact the club before flying

Location Info:

Grid Reference :: NT 232222
OS Landranger :: 73; Peebles, Galashiels and Selkirk
Latitude :: 55.48760
Longitude :: -3.21640
WhatThreeWords ::


Direction :: NNE, NE, E, 30 - 90 degs
Best Direction :: NE


ASL :: 1595ft, 486m
Top to Bottom :: 775ft, 236m

Road Access

A708 Selkirk to Moffat road via St Marys Loch


GridReference : NT240225

WhatThreeWords : stickler.plod.vanished

At road side close to bridge over Megget Water taking care not to block the gate. Road is a popular route for motorbikes so ensure parking does not obstruct visibility of bends.


GridReference : NT 234222. Take off will depend on wind direction

WhatThreeWords :

Access is via gate to west of Megget Water. Follow old road along side of wood plantation before taking track up along edge of plantation to hill. Follow obvious quad track up hill to take off.


GridReference : NT 241224

WhatThreeWords : gala.following.sake

triangular field on shores of St Marys Loch to south of Megget Water


Excellent in sea breeze conditions. Valley/sea breeze convergence may set up over St Marys Loch in front of hill. Requires 10 - 18mph winds for dynamic lift.


Check NOTAM, CANP essential if flying mid week since this area is used for low flying exercises by military fast jets. Jets often fly BELOW the level of the hill.

Power lines on upper side of road between take off and landing field

North face towards Megget Dam can be turbulent if wind is off

Midges in landing field can be murderous during June, July, August


DO NOT land in any fields with stock of grass being grown for hay or silage.

DO NOT use during lambing season - late March to late May

This is a sensitive site, please contact Wingbeat or landowner before flying


  • 1. Dave Lyle enjoying the scenary from above
  • 1. Tim preparing to join Tommy
  • 10. Jamie preparing to fly with Dudly in the background
  • 11. Jamie preparing to launch his new toy (there's a theme here today...)
  • 12. Jamie on his way...
  • 13. Another wing takes its maiden voyage
  • 14. Tommy, Dudley and Jamie over St Marys Loch
  • 15. Playing in the grass (T,D & J)
  • 16. Every day has an end - Tommy saying thank you and goodnight
  • 17. Jamie on his approach