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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 : Not recorded
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

Additional Safety Notes

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

Paragliding

Approach the take off from the east end of the ridge NOT the back. Generally this is safe site with few vices.

Hang Gliding

Straight forward with no real vices. HG pilots can drive the track with care; there are several parking places with the easiest carry-up being from near the bend where the forestry touches the track.

XC potential

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

Wolf Crags Map