Baildon

Last edited on: 1 Dec 2020

Important information


Members only.

Strictly no parking on the track.

No XC and take note of the height restrictions outlined below.

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Status

Open

This site is open but please read the information on this page carefully.

Sites officer

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Location

Lat, long: 53.8589, -1.7838

OS grid reference: SE 145 404

Wind direction

E (70 - 110)

Height

930ft AMSL, 200ft top to bottom, 120ft soarable

Grade of pilot

All grades but primarily a training slope.

Parking

In the car park shown on the map. Strictly no parking on the track as
this upsets the owner of the caravan site.

Reference

Walk along the track or over the hill.

Capacity

Five in good conditions, but only one in poor.

Hazards

Take off is shallow and requires a good run. Beware bracken!
Flight can be turbulent especially in wave.
Used by modellers, avoid them by following BHPA/BMFA rules - talk to them and agree a means of deconfliction before taking off.
The slope is shallow sometimes producing good lift but usually patchy.
Bottom landings – avoid golfers, walkers and riders.
Top landings – sloping, land well back and to the South.

Rules

Do not drive onto the moor.

Be considerate to other moor users.

Do NOT use other faces of the moor for soaring as they become unacceptably turbulent and have hazards such as power lines, cars on road, etc.

Within the Leeds/Bradford CTZ. No limit below 100'AGL. If you think you may be able to get higher phone ATC on 01133 913282 at least 15mins prior to flight. If approved you will be cleared to not above 1,500' QNH (they will give you a pressure setting) within 1 mile (1.85km) radius. If you are in any doubt about setting QHN stay below 1,000' AMSL (set using map or GPS). Close booking afterwards. No XC.

Comments

This is a very important training site and venue for the world renowned Baildon Sod. Losing it would be a disaster so please follow the site rules carefully.

Land owner

No information

Nearest landline/mobile phone coverage

Dubrodden Caravan Site at the end of the track. Good mobile phone
reception.