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Bleansley

Key Facts

Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use As imposed by the farm.
Last Updated : Not recorded
Wind : SE Nil Wind : N
Grid Ref : SD204895 Height (AMSL) : 500' / 153m
Site Code : 17.056 Top to Bottom : 456' / 139m

Location

S Lakes - nr Broughton-in-Furness

Details

This site is very rarely flown and is one for the pilot who has got bored with everywhere else. A clean take off area and a short but pleasant ridge. One big plus is its proximity to the "Manor" in Broughton; best ale's in the world!

Local Sites Contact - Jaysen Metcalfe 07811 120614

Site Officer

Burkitt Rudd : 07811 642533

Access

Postcode for Sat Nav Systems

LA20 6AR

Between Low Bleansley and Middle Bleansley Farms

Getting There

A595 (T) to High Cross. Turn R on A593 to Coniston. After 3.5 km turn left and left again at Lane End; a minor road leads down across valley to the Lower Bleansley Farm (a map is useful).

Getting to takeoff

Directly up front of hill above the farm. An alternative is to walk up the back of hill from the Duddon valley.

XC potential

Limited potential but would be a good challenge to get to the Combe; getting back would be even better!

Permission to use site

Lower Bleansley Farm.

Briefing

Additional Safety Notes

Can be rough as air comes over rising ground before the ridge.

Paragliding

Few reports from PG pilots but is said to be anywhere between OK and rough.

Hang Gliding

Not really worth the carry ... go to the pub instead (see above). Alternatively, go to the High Cross Inn, buy a drink and, from their balcony, watch someone else carry up.

XC potential

Limited potential but would be a good challenge to get to the Combe; getting back would be even better!

Bleansley Map