1) Slieau Maggle

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Access is through a gate west of Brandywell Cottage on the B10. Drive up the track, you will see where to park. Smaller models are often landed on the slope just in front of the launch point but with anything big, a short walk further along the track finds a heather covered flat area. This site works well in Westerly winds and it is possible to wave soar the adjacent hills of Sartfell and Bailahimmin.

2) Beinn-y-Phott

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Park on the B10 Brandywell road just inside the cattle grid off the TT course. Duck under or step over the wooden barrier and walk to the edge overlooking the Baldwin valley with views down to Douglas and the South of the island. This works well with southerly winds and the landing area that you have just walked over will present no problems. Long stubbly grass, a soft soil and no rocks here either.

3) The Veranda

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This is the stretch of Mountain Road which forms part of the TT course to the north of the Snaefell Mountain railway crossing travelling towards RAmsey. Park off the road here along from the Les Graham memorial and launch off over the Agneash valley which runs down to Laxey. You will need to step over the fence and land in front of yourself here since the hill behind you rises right up to the top of Snaefell at 2036 feet. You may choose either end of this section and is suitable for East to South Easterly winds.

These are only a few of the many suitable slope soaring sites available to model flyers here on the Isle of Man. For further information regarding these and other sites please contact Manx Model Flyers and we will put you in touch with one of our experienced slope soarers.

Our thanks Mr Ernie Wilson, one of our very experienced local slope flyers for sharing his local knowledge. Thanks also to Chas Gardner for his previous assistance in creating this page.

The locations shown in this document are provided by Google Mapping and we extend our thanks to Google for providing this facility.