Cowling & Sutton Pinnacles

Last edited on: 1 Dec 2020

Important information

 

Do not overfly or land behind the takeoff area / behind the wall and beware of horses at the west end.

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Location

Lat, long: 53.882817, -2.021953

OS grid reference: SD 988 430

Wind direction

NNW (330 – 010)

Height

1155’ (350m) AMSL, 245’ (75m) Top to Bottom

Grade of pilot

HG - advanced, soaring only
PG - CP +15hrs

Parking

At the side of the road that ascends the face of the hill diagonally from Cowling, or to the rear of the hill one (boggy) field away from the Cowling Pinnacle end. This is reached by turning right at the first crossroads after ascending the hill by road.

Reference

Through the quarry at the top of the road then over the stile by the tower on to the grassy area, or by the boggy footpath from the road to the Cowling Pinnacle end.

Capacity

In lighter winds the lift band is rather narrow.

Hazards

Pinnacles! Unfenced area below the hill is strewn with boulders. No negotiated or tested bottom landing fields. Top landings tight at tower end and rotors at Pinnacle end. 360’s around the tower are dangerous.

Rules

Pilots and spectators should not climb up the face from the walled road but use the proper footpath along the ridge.

DO NOT CLIMB WALLS. FOLLOW THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE.

Comments

There have been problems with the occupier of the land behind the take off area – do not overfly or land there and beware of horses.

Land owner

No information

Nearest landline/mobile phone coverage

At Cowling.