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Cumbria Soaring Club

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Burlington

Key Facts

Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use Do not block the quarry entrance. No dogs allowed on the site.
Last Updated : 28/01/2018 at 15:32 by Jaysen Metcalfe
Wind : NW Nil Wind : N
Grid Ref : SD251844 Height (AMSL) : 750' / 229m
Site Code : 17.059 Top to Bottom : 300' / 92m

Location

S Lakes - NE of Ulverston

Details

Little more than slate-spoil heaps atop gently rising ground. This site can be inter-flown with Burney when the wind is WNW to NW. A good thermal site with easy access and much bigger than it looks. On hg's it can be linked with the moors running down to Ireleth or the main Rebecca site.

Local Sites Contact - Jaysen Metcalfe 07811 120614

Site Officer

Burkitt Rudd : 07811 642533

Access

Postcode for Sat Nav Systems

LA17 7UN

Burlington Slate Quarry Offices

Getting There

From the A5092(T) turn left (if approaching from the east) along a minor tarred road that leads to Burlington Slate Quarry. Park just outside the quarry entrance gate.

Getting to takeoff

From the quarry gate walk straight up and right to the little knoll above the offices.

XC potential

Fair but depends on the wind direction as you need to get around the area of Morecambe Bay and escape any sea breeze. Flights to Greenodd and Broughton have been made

Permission to use site

Holker Estates, Burlington Slate Ltd.

Briefing

Additional Safety Notes

Be aware of the wind turbines behind the ridge/quarry at Burlington. The take off is almost over the top of the Managing Director's Office and he would not appreciate you dropping in through their glass roof. You are very visible when flying this site! Public telephone at Grizebeck (800m west) and at Gawthwaite (400m east). Adjacent to the busy A5092(T). Power lines cross the fields below the Burney site. Care scratching, the spoil heaps are hard! The normal bottom landing field is shared with the Burney site. A height of 150'/ 46m ato is needed to reach the common landing area. Emergency bottom landing field: High Ghyll Farm.

Paragliding

This site is excellent for paragliders with easy take off and more extensive soaring than Burney. You can top land or land at Burney landing. Also some fields in front of road but these slope down the hill

Hang Gliding

Care with the take-off as it can be quite radical in light or fresh winds.

XC potential

Fair but depends on the wind direction as you need to get around the area of Morecambe Bay and escape any sea breeze. Flights to Greenodd and Broughton have been made

Burlington Map