South Cotswold Soaring Association: Selsley



Photo: Phil's Pegase
 
Selsley:
for West to NNW winds,. This site is good for scale models an easy landing but hard to launch 1/3 scale or larger because there is no distinct ridge, see video notice how the model barely clears the ridge in spite of a good chuck into a strong breeze.
Very unpleasant in a North wind,  if the wind is North or anything East of North CLD is a better slope.
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Owner:
  Gloucester Council

Directions:
Satnav 0.3 miles east of GL5 5PL    Google   streetmap 
OS X (Eastings) 382700 OS Y (Northings) 203130
 Lat (WGS84) N51:43:36 (51.726618) Long (WGS84) 
W2:15:07 (-2.251871) Lat,Long 51.726618,-2.251871 
Nat Grid SO827031 / SO8270003130 mX -250677 mY 6717277 
Mapcode GBR 1MQ.MJ1
51.72630n,2.252136w

Parking:
 by the road, from the car park walk NNW or NW to the slopes
 
Flying:
 stay to the left if the para gliders are in the air, they are meant to stay to the right but often ignore the agreement the SCSA has with them.
You need to get past the trees on the NNW facing slope to get into the ridge lift"

Landing,
 a large flat area behind the slopes, big enough for full sized gliders to land


ParaGliders:
  for North West winds, a reasonable bottom landing, slope and large top landing area makes this a popular site.

 
Video clips:
 Selsley flying     On board camera     Selsley flying

photo of slope