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Murton Pike

Post by steve-gill » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:30 pm

Had a look out to Murton Pike last week while on the A66.
I was wondering for those who have flown it;
Do you park in the car park at the village and then carry up?
There is a nice track up the hill which would be fantastic for taking a hanglider up there, then taking the car back down to the car park. The gate has no lock on it BUT; There is a sign on the gate saying "No vehicular access" . It doesn't say by what authority and I heard somewhere that this is common grazing land.
I wouldn't want to drive through the gate and upset landowners/ shepherds mod etc, without checking first.
Anybody heard anything?

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Post by John Wallis » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:06 am

Steve get in touch with Ed Cleasby I think he'll have your answer.
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Post by gary stenhouse » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:44 pm

hi steve I will forward you some emails as there seems to be a bit of an issue with the MOD. they own the hill but is pen access without HG and PG thogh recently there have been a few issues that is trying to be resolved.

we were there once when a shoot was coming down and they were army and did not have a problem with us going up but not sure what is going on now. I think it could be a case of calling them to say you are going to fly and that you are aware of the airspace around warop.

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Post by steve-gill » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:40 am

Thanks Gary. I think this is worth me looking into as I'm struggling to get flying in a SW to SSW and the only other option seems to be to buy a 4x4 and go to Cross Fell.

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