Map:

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Site Status:

This site is Open


Location Info:

Grid Reference :: NT340239
OS Landranger :: 73; Peebles, Galashiels and Selkirk
Latitude :: 55.50580
Longitude :: -3.04564


Wind

Direction :: W - NNW
Best Direction :: NW (W in bowl)


Height

ASL :: 512m 1680ft
Top to Bottom :: 272m 890ft


Road Access

A708 Selkirk to Moffat road to the west of Yarrow Feus. Take the single track road and continue across the bailey bridge over the Yarrow Water towards Sundhope Farm.


Parking:

GridReference : NT336250

Please contact the club and / or farmer prior to visitiing the site to confirm parking details
DO NOT block the road or any gates.


Take-Off:

GridReference : NT340239

Enter the site via the gate to the south of the new barn. Walk round the edge of the field.
Take the second gate to gain access to the hillside then pick a suitable route up to the cairn. Walk up to the cairn.
Launch from an appropriate location.


Landing:

GridReference : NT 336250

Land at the bottom of the hill.
Avoid landing in any cropped fields.


Flying:

Has been flown in the past but has been recently rediscovered so not got a lot of info to give on flying!
The bowl allows the site to be flown in a westerly but is better if there is a bit of North.
The main face is more of a NNW.


Hazards:

Check NOTAM, CANP essential if flying mid week since this area is used for low flying exercises by military fast jets.
NW is a 'wave' direction for this area so be aware of changing conditions.
If flying in the evening be aware that the sea breeze may make the site unflyable. If this happens then best thing to do is go to bridgend.


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


  • 7-Wingbeat team
  • the view from takeoff
  • 8-Sundhope Farm
  • carpark
  • 2-Jamie take off