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Site Name Great Whernside
Site Status Amber
Site Officer South (Turn on JavaScript!)
Important Notices / Recent Issues

The landowner has refused permission for us to park here, bottom land or to fly the NW face.  The area is sensitive because Golden Plover breed here.  Be particularly cautious when signs appear announcing that the usual CRoW freedoms (which we do not benefit from) do not apply.

Site Reference (Use Grid Reference for CANP mid-week)
Wind Direction WSW - W (240 - 270)
Site Lat Long 54.172, -2.0051
OS Grid SD 998 751
Height 160m TTB, 660m AMSL
Grade Of Flyer

All grades.


SD 986757. Just north of the cattle grid on the east side of the road. This is also the area used for bottom landing.


Use the public right of way to TO. Very boggy most of the year. Cross the wall at the stile and T/O is just above the path a little further on.


About 6 on a good day.


Bottom landing. The wind can blow up the gully to the south of the parking area. Beware of rotor as it comes over the wall.


The club does not have permission to park, land by the parking area or overfly the land to the north of the wall you cross just prior to reaching T/O. Individuals willing to contribute towards the upkeep of Coverdale Estate are encouraged to seek permission from the owner. He has threatened legal action against pilots flying over his land and parking without permission.

Other Comments If you go over the back the ground is fairly barren for the first 10km and retrieve will be difficult. It may be better to follow Coverdale initially. On good XC days, pilots from Dodd Fell (and Wether Fell) fly onto Great Whernside and are often rewarded with a good climb out to continue toward Pateley Bridge/Ripon.

Nearest landline / Mobile reception

At Kettlewell.

This flying site was last edited on: 7 Jun 2020
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