Map:

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Site Status:

This site is Open


Location Info:

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


Wind

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


Height

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


Road Access

A708 Selkirk to Moffat road via St Marys Loch


Parking:

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.


Take-Off:

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.


Landing:

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


Flying:

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.


Hazards:

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


Notes:

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


Gallery


  • barry out front
  • sean_landed
  • 11. Jamie preparing to launch his new toy (there's a theme here today...)
  • st marys loch_waiting for the seabreeze_1
  • IMG_1171 (Medium)
  • IMG_0950 (Medium)
  • Who dat
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (45) (Medium)
  • 17. Jamie on his approach
  • IMG_1005 (Medium)
  • 5. Tommy & his new toy - Advance Sigma 6
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (179) (Medium)
  • 7. Yep - he sure does! Tommy wanging the Sigma 6
  • 3. Tim & Tommy
  • 9. Dudley making sure we get a good look at his shiny new glider!
  • IMG_1037 (Medium)
  • tommy_with_his_new_toy_4
  • St Marys Loch Febuary 2013 003
  • 13. Another wing takes its maiden voyage
  • St Marys Loch Febuary 2013 004
  • IMG_0922 (Medium)
  • 5. Logan heading towards Tommy
  • 2. Dave overlooking St.Marys Loch
  • 3. Tommy & Dave
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (49) (Medium)
  • dudley and barry
  • Sean_soaring_the_hill_1
  • sean_landing_1
  • IMAG0310
  • 18. And touchdown!
  • 7. A freshly prepared landing zone
  • 14. Tommy, Dudley and Jamie over St Marys Loch
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (150) (Medium)
  • 4. Tommy waiting for the sea breeze from on high
  • 16. Every day has an end - Tommy saying thank you and goodnight
  • 6. Jamie on terra firma after the flydown
  • 2. Tim on his way up
  • sean_landing_4
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (34) (Medium)
  • IMG_1057 (Medium)
  • IMG_1017 (Medium)
  • IMG_1113 (Medium)
  • dudley and barry (2)
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (16) (Medium)
  • 4. What a view!
  • Sean_soaring_the_hill
  • barry soaring (2)
  • 8. The pub it is...
  • 15. Playing in the grass (T,D & J)
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (113) (Medium)
  • IMG_1205 (Medium)
  • IMG_1025 (Medium)
  • 1. Tim preparing to join Tommy
  • St Marys Loch Febuary 2013 002
  • 1. Dave Lyle enjoying the scenary from above
  • sean_landing_2
  • tommy_with_his_new_toy_1
  • tommy_with_his_new_toy_2
  • st marys loch
  • Sean_first_off
  • 12. Jamie on his way...
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (63) (Medium)
  • 6. I think he likes it...
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (164) (Medium)
  • tommy_with_his_new_toy_3
  • 10. Jamie preparing to fly with Dudly in the background
  • sean_landing_3
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (193) (Medium)
  • IMG_0978 (Medium)
  • IMG_1129 (Medium)
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (4) (Medium)
  • barry soaring
  • Bridgend_30Mar13_ (174) (Medium)
  • 8. Dudley and his new toy joins in on the fun! Advance Sigma 8