Map:

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Site Status:

This site is Open


Location Info:

Grid Reference :: NT 369258
OS Landranger :: 73; Peebles, Galashiels and Selkirk
Latitude :: 55.52190
Longitude :: -2.99950


Wind

Direction :: SE, S, SSW. 130 - 220 degs
Best Direction :: S, SE


Height

ASL :: 1476ft, 450m
Top to Bottom ::


Road Access

  • A708 Selkirk to St Marys Loch.
    After approximately 8.5miles turn SE over Yarrow Water at Yarrow village and follow uphill towards Ettrick Valley and park at the cattle grid before road goes downhill.
  • Take the turning 0.5 mile to the West of Ettrick bridge (B7009)

Witchieknowe take offs are to the east and west of this point


Parking:

GridReference : NT 369258

Park off road near the cattle grid. Do not block moorland tracks.


Take-Off:

GridReference : NT 375256 (SW)
GridReference : NT 371256 (S)
GridReference : NT 360254 (SE)
Take off will depend on wind direction


Landing:

Either top land or land at south take off.


Flying:

Small soaring site with an easy walk up (or down) but with good potential for XC.
Requires moderate dynamic wind to maintain lift but is good in thermic conditions.
If conditions are strong beware of 'funnel' effect when crossing the road.


Hazards:

Check NOTAM, CANP essential if flying mid week since this area is used for low flying exercises by military fast jets.


Notes:

DO NOT use during lambing season - late March to late May.
Park sensibly and DO NOT block any gateways or tracks.

THIS IS NOW A SENSITIVE SITE - PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES BELOW.
FAILURE TO DO SO MAY AFFECT ACCESS TO THIS AND OTHER SITES IN THE AREA

Please DO NOT fly between 15-00 and 17.00 hrs
Please DO NOT overfly the area in front of the hill clearly marked in red on the site map.
Shooting or gun-dog training takes place in the bowl SW and SE or Witchie Knowe and Old Kirkhope. Please check with Wingbeat for known dates. However these activities can take place at any time between the start of September and the end of January, except on Sundays, so please be aware and DO NOT fly when either of these activities is occurring. Thanks for your help in maintaining access to this site.


Gallery


  • 7 Jamie comes in to land
  • The Wingbeat team increases (Medium)
  • 3 Time to go
  • Cranked over (Medium)
  • Jamie watches (Medium)