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Site Name Cow Close Fell
Site Status Green
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19.05.20. - Site Open

Site Reference 17.003 (Use for CANP mid week)
Wind Direction NNE – NE (025 – 045)
Site Lat Long 54.154978, -2.157331
OS Grid SD 890 732
Height 1870ft AMSL 300ft top to bottom of fell, 1030ft top to bottom landing field by river
Grade Of Flyer

All types (except when making bottom landings).See hazards below.


Go through Litton and park at the bottom of the track before the river, preferably on the right and without blocking the track, gates or the fell track.

It is possible to take sturdy vehicles up the very rough track, part way up the fell, to SD 885742, where there is limited parking space.


Via gates to the left from SD 885 742 and onto the fell.


Plenty, but the landowner has requested a limit of 6 pilots on the hill at any one time.


VERY bad turbulence can occur in the valley bottom in strong winds, especially under wave conditions.
A wire fence runs along the bottom of the ridge; make sure you are aware of its position before flying, as it is difficult to spot from the air.


Landings are permitted only in the large field in the valley bottom. Collapse gliders on landing, de-rig and remove from field as quickly as possible as the farmer does not want to attract spectators. This, of course, does not apply to top and bottom landings on the fell itself. The farmer is also concerned that livestock are not unduly disturbed. This is particularly acute in the landing field.

Do not climb the wire fence along the bottom of the ridge, use the gates at the NW end.


Other Comments A long walk. On sunny days, mowed fields in the valley bottom can give good lift. There is a refreshing spring at the base of the fell.

Nearest landline / Mobile reception

At Litton.

This flying site was last edited on: 7 Jun 2020
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