|IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use||Do not block the quarry entrance. No dogs allowed on the site.|
|Last Updated :||Not recorded|
|Nil Wind :||No|
|Grid Ref :||SD251844||Height (AMSL) :||750' / 229m|
|Site Code :||17.059||Top to Bottom :||300' / 92m|
S Lakes - NE of Ulverston
Little more than slate-spoil heaps atop gently rising ground. This site can be inter-flown with Burney when the wind is WNW to NW. A good thermal site with easy access and much bigger than it looks. On hg's it can be linked with the moors running down to Ireleth or the main Rebecca site.
Local Sites Contact - Jaysen Metcalfe 07811 120614
Burkitt Rudd : 07811 642533
Postcode for Sat Nav Systems (read the Health Warning!)
LA17 7UN - This is the closest mail delivery point to the flying site and is positioned at:
Burlington Slate Quarry Offices
From the A5092(T) turn left (if approaching from the east) along a minor tarred road that leads to Burlington Slate Quarry. Park just outside the quarry entrance gate.
Getting to takeoff
From the quarry gate make for the north end of the quarry area.
Permission to use site
Holker Estates, Burlington Slate Ltd.
Additional Safety Notes
Be aware of the wind turbines behind the ridge/quarry at Burlington. The take off is almost over the top of the Managing Director's Office and he would not appreciate you dropping in through their glass roof. You are very visible when flying this site! Public telephone at Grizebeck (800m west) and at Gawthwaite (400m east). Adjacent to the busy A5092(T). Power lines cross the fields below the Burney site. Care scratching, the spoil heaps are hard! The normal bottom landing field is shared with the Burney site. A height of 150'/ 46m ato is needed to reach the common landing area. Emergency bottom landing field: High Ghyll Farm.
This site is excellent for paragliders with easy take off and more extensive soaring than Burney.
Care with the take-off as it can be quite radical in light or fresh winds. Top landing is now easy thanks to a flattened area of spoil behind take-off which makes for a veritable landing strip.
Fair but depends on the wind direction as you need to get around the area of Morecambe Bay and escape any sea breeze.
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Local Information - Pubs/Food etc
Nearest pubs to the site - for post flying debriefing only! You may find details of other facilities here
No pub details are available for this site. Send your recommendations to the webmaster.
This page shows records for this site. Some of the older records are not very detailed. More recent records may have an igc file available You can right click and download this to your PC. You can then use IGC Flight replay to view the flight.
No paragliding records available for this site
No hang gliding records available for this site
Follow the links to see the site in Google Earth and Google Street view. To access the former, you will need to have Google Earth installed on your PC. You can also upload your flights to GE - use GPS Dump (Links Page) to convert a variety of GPS file formats to a GE kml file.
|Google Earth - Car Park|
|Google Street View - Parking||The quarry gate. Park on the left - don't forget that large lorries go past so give them plenty of room|