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Wrynose Pass

Key Facts

Status : OK
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use Ask at Fell Foot before flying. Only the first pilots of the day need make contact with the farmer for permission. No dogs!

The farmer has asked us to keep well clear of hay and silage fields. This shouldn't be a problem as most flights end above the intake wall.
Last Updated : Not recorded
Wind : ENE - ESE Nil Wind : N
Grid Ref : NY279030 Height (AMSL) : 1600' / 488m
Site Code : 17.084 Top to Bottom : 1100' - 700' / 336m - 214m

Location

Central Lakes - W of Ambleside

Details

A stunningly spectacular site with the bonus of a road to the top (a short walk up may be necessary in lighter winds). Can be turbulent in strong winds if not a due easterly. A good site to begin exploring the Coniston and Langdale fells.

Site Officer

Burkitt Rudd : 07811 642533

Access

Postcode for Sat Nav Systems

LA22 9PE

Fell Foot Farm, where the windsock is kept. You need to go here first, don't you?

Getting There

Approach from the south west via the Dunnerdale valley or from the east via Little Langdale.

Getting to takeoff

Take off can be just in front of the parking area or via a short walk 200' / 80m higher on the ridge to the north.

XC potential

Limited to the west but good potential to use as a starting point to explore the Coniston or Langdale fells when conditions allow.

Permission to use site

Fell Foot Farm.

Briefing

Additional Safety Notes

The site ecomes increasingly turbulent if wind goes more than 20 degrees off the hill. Beware of this as it has caught pilots out and has resulted in accidents. Also be vigilent for the sea-breeze that can come in over the back!

Paragliding

Beware penetration problems over the higher peaks. Land in the rough pasture 700'/ 225m below T.O. or on the fell side.

Hang Gliding

In light winds it is usual to carry to the higher take-off.

XC potential

Limited to the west but good potential to use as a starting point to explore the Coniston or Langdale fells when conditions allow.

Wrynose Pass Map