April 24, 2019 12:08
"Hello all pilot's I have just been contacted by one of the commoners for the Howgills. He explained that there's been concern voiced at a recent meeting last Wednesday. The concern was due to a / some paragliders flying low over sheep in lamb. The sheep did a runner and the owners were worried that they would either loose the lambs or the ewes as well. Apparently the stress can trigger pneumonia if the animal condition is poor. This happened down the range from Whitestones itself. The message is please keep far away from sheep at this time of year where ever you are flying. If we don't the sites will be lost. We only have one supporter on the commoners association now that the farmer at Whins has died."
Andy Plimmer Sites rep SE Lakes - Cumbria Soaring Club
This applies wherever we are in the country, we are users of the countryside and a big part of our responsibility is not to endanger livestock. Ewes in lamb are especially vulnerable just now.