Map:

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Site Status:

This site is Open


Location Info:

Grid Reference :: NT 262158
OS Landranger :: 73; Peebles, Galashiels and Selkirk
Latitude :: 55.43100
Longitude :: -3.16700


Wind

Direction :: SE
Best Direction :: S


Height

ASL :: 1948ft, 594m
Top to Bottom :: 1171ft, 357m


Road Access

Approach along the Ettrick valley


Parking:

Park at or near the Boston Hall.
Park sensibly and do not block the access track or gates.
Take quad bike track up the hill.
Can take a while to walk up but is generally worth it.


Take-Off:

Lots of space / options.
Generally at the same level or just below the cairn.


Landing:

Any suitable field to the south of the road.
Do not land in any fields with livestock or crop


Flying:

Excellent in SE wind and good potential for XC.
One of the bigger flydowns in the area


Hazards:

Check NOTAM, CANP essential if flying mid week since this area is used for low flying exercises by military fast jets.
No mobile phone coverage in the valley


Notes:

Please contact the club before flying.
DO NOT land in any fields with stock or grass being grown for hay or silage.
DO NOT use during lambing season - late March to late May.
Park sensibly and do not block the access track or gates.


Gallery


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