Cumbria Soaring Club

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Key Facts

Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use No dogs! Don't block the gate. Be aware of horses in field behind take- off.
Last Updated : Not recorded
Wind : WNW - WSW Nil Wind : N
Grid Ref : SD230784 Height (AMSL) : 850' / 259m
Site Code : none Top to Bottom : 500' / 153m


SW Lakes - nr Askam-in-Furness


An excellent hang gliding site but not used by paragliders. Very short carry, easy top landing and extensive soaring that, in the right conditions, can extend all the way to Burney/Burlington. No bottom landing!

Local Sites Contact - Jaysen Metcalfe 07811 120614

Site Officer

Jaysen Metcalfe : 07811 120614


Postcode for Sat Nav Systems

LA16 7EU

Just to the east of where the A595 swings from east/west to north/south to the east of Ireleth. If you get to this point going east, you should be on the road leading up to the hill.

Getting There

Follow A595 south until entering Ireleth. Turn right at St.Peter's school. Follow minor road up the hill for 1000m to Moorfield farm on the left. Turn in; keep to the left of buildings until a gated track leads to a park outside the second gate

Getting to takeoff

Go through gate and head up to the right. Plenty of rigging areas.

XC potential

Limited due to location but short XC's have been done to just beyond Ellerside.

Permission to use site

Race Side Farm, Kirksanton, Millom


Additional Safety Notes

Power lines across front/base of hill. Don't land behind the "bump" due to the presence of rotor!!


Because of the shallow nature and fresher winds that the site requires then only flown by paragliders on very rare occasions.

Hang Gliding

Easy site to fly. Can have remarkably good lift at times; possibly wave enduced or enhanced by Black Combe and the Duddon Estuary upwind. Don't go behind wall when top landing in fresh winds.

XC potential

Limited due to location but short XC's have been done to just beyond Ellerside.

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