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- Key Facts
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|Status Message :||There may be horses in the nearby fields. If they start charging about when you fly near them PLEASE avoid flying in that area.|
Hangliders: PLEASE STORE GLIDERS AWAY FROM ANY TAKE OFF OR LANDING AREAS AT ALL TIMES.
|Wind :||W - WNW|
|Nil Wind :||No|
|Grid Ref :||NX980215||Height (AMSL) :||195' / 60m|
|Site Code :||17.068||Top to Bottom :||195' / 60m|
W Coast - N of Whitehaven
A pleasant change from the inland sites. It doesn't appear too inspiring but but actually works well.
Site OfficerSteve Giles : 01768 780297
Postcode for Sat Nav Systems (read the Health Warning!)
The junction of the north/south road with East Road; this was where the Post office used to be. The road to the west leads to the parking area.
Approach from the A595 to the village of Lowca. Note that the post office shown on the map is now closed.
Getting to takeoff
Coastal site, ridge run to Harrington possible when conditions are good.
Permission to use site
IMPORTANT - Restrictions on use
If any horses start charging about when you fly near them PLEASE avoid flying in that area.
Straightforward in most respects but don't go too far north if low. Only safe bottom landing is south of takeoff.
PLEASE STORE GLIDERS AWAY FROM ANY TAKE OFF OR LANDING AREAS AT ALL TIMES.
Additional Safety Notes
Don't fly too far north in marginal conditions. Watch out for wind turbines to the North of Takeoff. Beware of barbed wire fences, don't fly low over railway lines, or land or walk along the tracks.
Don't click on flight logs, download to your PC first (right click and 'Save Link As')
|Type||Click to Follow Link||Notes|
|Flash Earth - Landing|
|Flash Earth - Landing 2|
|Flash Earth - Take Off|
|Flash Earth - Take Off 2|
|Google Earth - Car Park|
|Google Street View - Parking||Turn right for the track leading to take off|
Follow the links for further details of a site. For flights you will probably need to right click and save the link to your PC before opening Google Earth.
Google Earth links rely on Google Earth being installed on your system. Google Earth provides pan and tilt faciity. 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
Flash Earth is an alternative to Google Earth but provides a top down view only. To view in Flash Earth, click on the instruction text to clear it - the cross is the spot
Nearest pubs to the site - for post flying debriefing only!
No pub details are available for this site. Send your recommendations to the webmaster.
A selection of photos showing key aspects of the site. If you have a good photo showing take off and landing areas, then send it to the webmaster. Aerial shots showing the landing area are especially welcome.
|The view to the south. Parton village is in the centre of the picture. Photo by Pete Rycroft|
|The view to the north, Workington in the far distance. Photo by Pete Rycroft|
|The take off and landing area at Lowca. The area to use is to the right of where the cars are parked - to the right of the paraglider. Use the brownish area above and below the track running 4 o'clock from the cars as indicated by the black line. Photo by Pete Rycroft.|
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.
|Open Distance XC|
|Pilot :||Ian Bertram|
|No records for this site|