1km ridge, 35m high.
This is suitable for all levels of pilot.
This site is restricted to members only. We also offer weekly flying membership click here.
Only 5 PG can be in the air at any one time.
Sugar Hill is a sensitive site and the owners live very close to the ridge. Please do not soar, land or take off beyond the electricity power lines to the south in order to afford the residents privacy. Never ever climb over fences or leave gates open and be very careful around livestock so as not to alarm them.
OS Grid Ref SU 238 786, Landranger 174, Pathfinder 1170.
Follow the direction for Liddington but carry on past Liddington to the cross-roads and turn right. Follow road until arriving at two car parks either side of the road.
In the car park / lay-by on either side of the road.
Be aware that car thieves have operated in this area.
Along the footpath marked on the map.
Approximate elevation 205m/673’ AMSL.
Near the track by the fence at the top of the ridge.
On the slope or in un-cropped field in front.
The site is thermic. However, the rising ground in front of the ridge limits the area in which thermals can form and they will generally be small and bumpy.
The thermals tend to lift from the field out in front or break off from the woods at the back of the field behind take off. Follow the high ground of the chalk escarpment north-eastwards.
Uffington Castle has proved to mark a reliable thermal source. The crux is getting back up after the long glide from cloudbase over the chalk ridges near Uffington into the low ground in the Vale of the White Horse. After that the Thames pretty much marks the Brize Norton airspace - stay south of the Thames, and the airspace becomes much easier after Oxford.
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