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|Grid Reference||::||NT 313270|
|OS Landranger||::||73; Peebles, Galashiels and Selkirk|
|Direction||::||SW - W|
|Top to Bottom||::||800ft, 300m|
A708 Selkirk to St Marys Loch. After approximately 13 miles turn north just before the Gordon Arms onto the B709 towards Innerleithen.
Follow road for approximately 1 - 1.5 miles and park in layby by burn near obvious bowl on the hill.
GridReference : NT 307270
In obvious layby off the B709 by the Mountbenger Burn
GridReference : NT 311270
Walk up hillside following rough track from parking area.
Take off will depend on wind direction
GridReference : NT 306270
Top or slope landing.
Bottom landing is by parking area.
Beware of cars on the road!
Interesting site that is best flown when wind is generally coming out of the west.
Both sides of the obvious bowl can be flown and XC's are possible to Selkirk and into the Tweed Valley towards Kelso.
General track is to follow the Yarrow Valley east utilising thermals from Newark Hill and Foulshiels heading for Selkirk and then into the Tweed Valley
Check NOTAM, CANP essential if flying mid week since this area is used for low flying exercises by military fast jets.
Bottom landing area at base of hill is small and narrow and may be turbulent in strong W winds.
If in doubt head south along the B709 to land in the Yarrow Valley.
DO NOT use during lambing season - late March to late May.