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Site Name Stags Fell (Members only)
Site Status Amber
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Important Notices / Recent Issues

DHPC members only.

Only 12 pilots allowed on the site at any one time.

No XC flights between Aug - Dec (shooting season).

Please ensure that you abide by the Rules section below - this is a very sensitive site.

Site Reference 17.009 (Use for CANP mid-week)
Wind Direction SSE - WSW (160 - 250)
Site Lat Long 54.328972, -2.198239
OS Grid SD 870 927
Height 1575’ (480m) AMSL. 790’ (240m) Top to Bottom.
Grade Of Flyer

PG – Experienced only.

HG – Expert.

Parking

In one of the 2 small car parks on the left, just before the cattle grid, on the Hawes to Muker road. Please do not drive up the track.

Access

The easiest way up is to walk round the barrier and up the track, forking right at the top of the ridge. PGs should not be tempted to walk too far along the ridge as the sharp edge makes canopy inflation difficult – stick to the small mound, unless the wind is well off to the south in which case you will have to walk some distance around the corner.

Capacity

Maximum of 12 pilots on the hill at any time. Consider Nappa or Addleborough sites when Stags Fell is busy

Hazards

Rotor on top landings.

PG generally top land or slope land on the ledge – beware boulders.

Hardraw and Sedbusk BL are designed for HG and make for an interesting and worthwhile sled ride at the end of the day. Before flying down, check with someone who knows the landing field well, or fly down with them as both fields are unclear at takeoff.

Hardraw – sloping/wires/turbulent in WSW.

Sedbusk – a large enough pasture on the Hardraw to Askrigg road, next to the Sedbusk turn off. Beware of dead air behind the plantations on the Southerly hillside when flying down across the face. Note - The access gate is not at the bottom (flat bit) of the field.

Rules

FULL DHPC MEMBERS ONLY. All pilots, helpers and spectators must stay off the open moorland, due to grouse management.

On potentially busy days temporary signing is available (under culvert to left of grid gate). Fix to metal stanchion on access track. If you put it up you MUST REMOVE at end of day.

No XC flights between Aug - Dec (shooting season). From Jan - Jul XC flights are permitted, attain at least 1,000 feet ATO before going over the back (to be sure of clearing the moor) going towards Swaledale. No low flights or landing on the moor in any circumstances.

Takeoff and soaring from the top cliffs is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Endangered Golden Plovers nest behind the upper takeoff.

 

Other Comments
Owner

Richard Johnson, Stags Fell Ltd.

Tony Fawcett, Old Hall, Hardraw.

Len Cloughton, Browna Paddocks Farm, Askrigg.

Nearest landline / Mobile reception

At Simonstone.

Good mobile reception on some networks.

This flying site was last edited on: 12 Aug 2017
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