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Ullock Pike

Key Facts

Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use Check that it is OK to use the lower of the bottom landing fields before flying (top to bottom 650' / 200m).
Last Updated : Not recorded
Wind : W - WNW Nil Wind : N
Grid Ref : NY240304 Height (AMSL) : 1000' / 305m
Site Code : 17.077 Top to Bottom : 550' / 168m

Location

N Lakes - W of Skiddaw

Details

A stunning site only marred by a less than easy top landing. From Ullock the Skiddaw area to the south can be explored.

Site Officer

Chris Little : 07966153668

Access

Postcode for Sat Nav Systems

CA12 4QY

About 500m NNE of the parking area. The point is near the 164m spot height is on a 1:50000 map. If you're coming from south and west, stop before you reach this point.

Getting There

Take the A591 from Keswick heading north along the side of Bassenthwaite Lake. At High Side bear right up a minor road and after 300m there is a pull in place with limited parking.

Getting to takeoff

Use the footpath that goes round the north spur of the ridge and approaches the take off area from the back. DO NOT go directly up the field to the wooden stile.

XC potential

Good XC's have been done from here but not an easy place to get away from. Avoid the west side of Dodd Fell from April to end of August as this is a well known Osprey nesting area.

Permission to use site

High Side (located at the junction with main road), Barkbeth and Hole House

Briefing

Additional Safety Notes

Severe rotor behind the spur of the ridge and heavy sink. If wind goes off to the south it can become violently rough. If dropping back onto Skiddaw have at least 185m / 600' ato. Rotor behind Dodd. Bottom fields slope. Electric wires at bottom of landing field. Nearest public telephone in Bassenthwaite village. Not very secure vehicle parking beware of thieves

Paragliding

Excellent in light to moderate winds but beware of penetration problems. If winds are light there are many high level landing areas. Best bottom landing for PGs is above the car park.

Hang Gliding

Few problems, a bit of a carry. Beware of the landing field used by PGs - see the Safety notes.

XC potential

Good XC's have been done from here but not an easy place to get away from. Avoid the west side of Dodd Fell from April to end of August as this is a well known Osprey nesting area.

Ullock Pike Map