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Whinfell

Key Facts

Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use Ask at Low Deep Slack on every occasion. Hang gliders only. Max number of six. May be restricted during lambing period.
Last Updated : Not recorded
Wind : SSW Nil Wind : N
Grid Ref : SD588999 Height (AMSL) : 1427' / 435m
Site Code : 17.08 Top to Bottom : 492' / 150m

Location

SE Lakes - E of Kendal

Details

An excellent site, quite shallow but it works well. At the moment it is hang glider only and rather restricted in terms of numbers. One of the few true southerlies in the district. Good top landing but growth in the number of masts may restrict things a little.

Site Officer

Burkitt Rudd : 07811 642533

Access

Postcode for Sat Nav Systems

LA8 9EH

Tarnside. This building lies about 100m east of the turn off for the track up Whinfell.

Getting There

A685 north from Kendal to Grayrigg. Turn left at Church and follow a minor road for 2.8km to Low Deep Slack (farm on right across a field - ask permission). Contiunue along road for further 800m to a gate on the right. This is the start of the track.

Getting to takeoff

Drive the tarred fell road to masts ....no walking required. (On occasions the gate may be locked .... check at Low Deep Slack).

XC potential

Quite good ....fair thermals.

Permission to use site

Low Deep Slack Farm.

Briefing

Additional Safety Notes

Masts and a power line up the front, left of the hill, otherwise OK

Paragliding

No paragliding at present. The take off area is quite shallow and has a power line running through the face of the hill. Whinfell Beacon itself is a no go area for take off but can be overflown but not scratched!

Hang Gliding

Excellent. A very effective site with a tarred road to the top. The site can be affected by sea breeze.

XC potential

Quite good ....fair thermals.

Whinfell Map