Leckhampton

South Cotswold Soaring Association: Leckhampton


 
Leckhampton:
NW and North Easterly facing ridges that overlook Cheltenham, the steep slope gives excellent lift Map link Flora
 
Parking:
use the second car park  

  +51° 51' 35.23", -2° 4' 7.38"    51.859995,-2.073755    51.859995n, 2.073755w  51°51'36.0"N 2°04'25.5"W

For NE wind fly here 51.864995,-2.066755  51.864995n 2.066755w  Bing  

Directions:
Hartley Lane, Leckhampton Hill, Cheltenham, GL53 9QN (this is the nearby farm) Drive up Hartly lane, past the posh house and turn left into the lane with the car park.
From the car park, go up the track to the farmhouse. turn right, follow the track through the first gate until you reach the T by the trees. For N-NE turn right after 20 yards go through the gate on the left but keep going to the right.
 
Flying: 
The slope there is not really a slope at all as it is vertical. This is where I have experienced the smoothest lift of any of the slopes I have flown in Gloucester. There is a huge green area behind with some small easily missed shrubby type trees. Behind that are the fields all the way back to the car park. If you go too far out to the left you will be in an area of sink. I head back to the slope front as soon as I notice the lift falling off 


Landing:
 
not good on the NE slope, but you could walk back to a flat part
This video shows the landing area on the NE facing slope and Ben  landing 

Landing Out
: it's a long way down and very steep 

Local club:
 http://www.ppmfc.com

local weather station Local weather 

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Local club: http://www.ppmfc.com /  

 
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