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N - NE

Wolf Crags

Key Facts

Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use THIS SITE IS CLOSED FROM 1ST APRIL to 30th APRIL inclusive. No dogs. Leave no litter. Adhere to the approach details above. If any peregrine in residence on the crags avoid any undue upset by not 'scratching' in this area.
Last Updated : 03/05/2018 at 08:14 by Jackie Knights
Wind : N - NE Nil Wind : N
Grid Ref : NY362223 Height (AMSL) : 1700' / 519m
Site Code : 17.083 Top to Bottom : 350' - 250' / 107m - 76m

Location

N Lakes - W of Ullswater

Details

An excellent site, the best northerly in the district. The site is large and quite extensive with very large, easy top and bottom landings. A good thermal site but with rather daunting terrain downwind. On a half decent day it is common to explore back to Great Dodd and across to Clough Head.

Site Officer

Chris Little : 07966153668

Access

Postcode for Sat Nav Systems

CA11 0LG

The postcode centre is at Crookwath 500m SSE of the eastern parking area. Only use this postcode if you intend to approach from the east.

Getting There

If approaching from either the front or back of the ridge then follow the A5091 until a minor road leads to High Row. The track starts here and there is ample parking just outside the gate.

Getting to takeoff

If approaching from either the front or back of the ridge then follow the A5091 until a minor road leads to High Row. The track starts here and there is ample parking just outside the gate.

XC potential

Excellent potential but with difficult terrain (and a possible lake crossing) downwind.

Permission to use site

The Matterdale Common Conservators and The National Trust

Briefing

Hazards

Care if scratching the crags. If the wind goes west of north the site produces poor lift and can become increasingly turbulent.

Take Off

Plenty of take off areas along the top of the hill

Landing Areas

Straight forward top landing

Flying

In good conditions it is possible fly to Clough Head and back

XC potential

Excellent potential but with difficult terrain (and a possible lake crossing) downwind.

Wolf Crags Map