LMSA Flying Sites

The LMSA has negotiated the following flying sites on the Long Mynd with the National Trust:-

LMSA Flying Sites

Site

Wind Direction

Description

Darnford Northerly Slope Very good thermal slope flies best in lighter winds. Good landing area Park at cattle grid. Slight uphill walk
Reservoir North East Slope Slope can be bumpy but can be very good when thermals are prevalent. Park at top of hill, short walk down to slope edge. Good Landing Area
Ashes Hollow South to East Good slope and thermal lift. Very interesting slope with many contours. Closed during nesting season - April 1st to July 15th. Parking same as for reservoir
Pole Cottage Westerly slope Big clean air, often massive lift, very easy landing. Park at small copse. Short level walk to slope edge
Packetstone Southerly slope Long walk from the Pole Cottage car park
Ashlet Easterly slope Alternative to Ashes Hollow

Darnford

Very good thermal slope flies best in lighter winds. Good landing area Park at cattle grid. Slight uphill walk.
Darnford Map
 

Reservoir

overlooking the reservoir is good for North Easterlies

Ashes Hollow

Ashes Hollow is Good slope and thermal lift. Very interesting slope with many contours. Closed during nesting season - April 1st to July 15th.
Launching models
Launching a Hutter at Ashes Hollow!

Ashlet

Alternative to Ashes Hollow, ideal for use when Ashes Hollow is closed

Reservoir Map

 

Pole Cottage

This is the jewel in the crown of the Long Mynd sites. Big clean air, often massive lift, very easy landing. Park at small copse. Short level walk to slope edge. The orange spot marks the National Trust designated model flying site. Please do NOT use areas that are not designated for model flying.
Poll Cottage Map
 

Packetstone

This is a new slope for more southerly winds. Parking is as for Pole Cottage, a long walk! The orange spot marks the National Trust designated model flying site. Please do NOT use areas that are not designated for model flying.
Packetstone Map

 

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