Nont Sarahs

Wind Directions SW - ESE OS Ref SE 018 137 (Sheet 110)
Height ASL 1479 ft (451m) Rating CP + 15 hours
Top to Bottom 350ft (108m) Notam 8.012


On the A640 New Hey Rd between Denshaw and Outlane, the site is at the junction with the B6114 Saddleworth Rd.


Park only in the car park.



Manchester TMA 3500ft, Class A,  Dropping to 3000ft  Leeds Bradford CTA 14km away.


If the wind is off to the West, do not fly behind March Hill as severe turbulence can arise there. This site is definitely not for the novice, there have been a number of serious accidents at this site, the casualties usually being novices or pilots who have had a break of several months from flying.

It is not a good site for that first flight of the year. Ask for advice on conditions if you are new to the site, even if you are experienced.

Aeromodellers tend to keep to the East of the site. Agree on this with those present before you fly, rather than arguing after a near miss.


The bowl West of the pub can be flown in ESE -SE winds. The road is now fenced on either side so fly here with CARE, not for the inexperienced.

  • Do not approach low over the car park.
  • Avoid becoming trapped behind the ditches or the road in strong winds.


This site is restricted to full PENNINE and DALES members only. Please respect this rule; National Trust wardens do check for club identification

This view shows the many boulders that cover this site


In light conditions, paraglider pilots should give consideration to hang gliders, for whom access to top land is vital; landing below the
top is far safer for the paraglider than it is for the hang gliders.

Hang Gliders

The principal take off is directly in front of the rigging area, behind rocks, which can cause rough air in strong winds. Find somewhere you can hold your wing steady then make a committed take off. Check that there are no paragliders lurking below the rocks in front of the take off.

Bottom landing is tricky. The land slopes down to the reservoir and is too boggy and tussocky to run out a landing. The safest place to land is on the undulations above the reservoir, heading across the main slope.

XC Potential

Keep below 3500ft until north of Skipton if flying due North, other directions are more problematical, check air charts.