Cow Close Fell

Last edited on: 1 Dec 2020

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Location

Lat, long: 54.154978, -2.157331

OS grid reference: SD 890 732

Wind direction

NNE – NE (025 – 045)

Height

1870ft AMSL 300ft top to bottom of fell, 1030ft top to bottom landing field by river

Grade of pilot

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

Parking

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.

Reference

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

Capacity

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

Hazards

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.

Rules

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.

DO NOT CLIMB WALLS. FOLLOW THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE.

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.

Land owner

No information

Nearest landline/mobile phone coverage

At Litton.