This site is Open
|Grid Reference||::||NT 232222|
|OS Landranger||::||73; Peebles, Galashiels and Selkirk|
|Direction||::||NNE, NE, E, 30 - 90 degs|
|Top to Bottom||::||775ft, 236m|
A708 Selkirk to Moffat road via St Marys Loch
GridReference : NT240225
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
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
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