Site Code: 11.065
Location: SE 514830 to SE 508834
Access: Along the A170 5 miles east of Thirsk. Park in the public car park. Follow the Cleveland Way footpath approx 400 yds westwards along the edge to the take-off. Do not rig on the footpath.
Height: 1000ft AMSL, face 300ft.
Length: 1/2 mile.
Description: Inland bowl with good lift producing characteristics. Heavily wooded.
Suitability: Experienced Hang glider pilots only, due to site being a busy sailplane site, suffering from severe turbulence and also having difficult top and bottom landings. This site is NOT recommended for Paragliders.
Telephone: In the car park near to the National Park cafe.
Take-off: Rig between the path and the old stone wall. Assistance is necessary in winds above 14mph because of eddies produced by the trees down the slope.
Landings: Top: Subject to the state of the crops, in the field immediately behind take-off. Beware of a 'curl-over' effect even in moderate winds. Alternative top landing may be made in the 'Triangle field' behind the gallops. (Check!) 300 ft ATO is normally needed to land there. It means de-rigging and carrying back by the road.
Comments: Although not a good site for ridge soaring, this site is a really good thermal and wave site, with plenty of big flat fields downwind for out landings. Top landings in the North and South field are often in severe wind shadow or rotor and can be very fast as a result.
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