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SW - NW
+ Nil Wind

Latrigg

Key Facts

Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use None. The site may be closed in the lambing period. Please use the site with care as it has only just been reinstated (Spring 2008) after a long period of no access.
Last Updated : 29/01/2018 at 20:40 by Chris Little
Wind : SW - NW Nil Wind : Y
Grid Ref : NY277246 Height (AMSL) : 1180' / 360m
Site Code : 17.067 Top to Bottom : 880' / 268m

Location

N Lakes - N of Keswick

Details

A large grassy ridge/hill which rises up from the north eastern side of Keswick. Access same as Jenkin Hill/Skiddaw.

The site is limited to a maximum of 10 gliders.

The SW slope is small and limited.

Site Officer

Chris Little : 07966153668

Access

Postcode for Sat Nav Systems

CA12 4PH

Underscar Manor (Underscar hotel on map). The postcode centre is on the access road to the car park about 1km to the west.

Getting There

From the roundabout north of Keswick on the A66, take the northern exit A591 to Carlisle. Immediately on leaving the rundabout, take the side toad on the right (a caravan park entrance is on the right). Follow this road for around one and a half miles, where you will see another minor road trailing in sharply from the right. Takes this road which takes you up to the main car park for walkers climbing Skiddaw. On a busy day, parking can be difficult. Do not park on the fell side of the gate at the end of the car park. This is reserved for flying schools. You can drive through to drop gear off but do not leave your car here.

Getting to takeoff

From the top of the car park go through the gate and turn right. Latrigg is the rise in front. Go to the south or western side to find the best site for takeoff for the conditions.

XC potential

O.K. until it seabreezes then it is often poor.

Permission to use site

Negotiated by Northern Sites Officer

Briefing

Additional Safety Notes

Can be turbulent in a strong NW wind or seabreeze when it comes across from Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man

Paragliding

A pleasant and attractive site with an easy walk to take off. Most time however it does not work particularly well especially in a sea breeze, with other local sites offering much better soaring possibilities.

Top land or slope land on the fell. Do not land in the fields below the fell.

Hang Gliding

As for paragliding. Access for hangliders is good as there is minimal climbing and the car park isn't far away!

XC potential

O.K. until it seabreezes then it is often poor.

Latrigg Map