HDMAC is fortunate, being on the eastern edge of the Pennines, to have the use of several local slope sites for soaring. This is by kind permission of the various land owners and it is important that we respect that generosity by ensuring we take care and have respect while flying from their land. A good rule of thumb is always to leave things exactly like they were when you arrived.
Hullock Bank is the main club soaring site that HDMAC has exclusive permission to use with kind permission of the farmer who owns the fields around the top edge of the slope.
Parking is along the bridleway as shown on the map. It's probably best to park on the left hand side. Alternatively you can park along the verge on Hirst Lane.
Entry to the fields is through the steel gate (G). Please ensure it is closed at all times.
Follow the wall around the edge of the ridge trying not to walk on any of the planted crops.
The area shown in the blue box should not be overflown as there are sensitive livestock in the fields below.
Please try and land not too far into the fields on the top, especially when crops are growing. Also try to walk along the tractor tracks, when the crops are high, while retrieving models.
Hullock Bank is suitable for wind directions WNW, W, WSW, SW, SSW, S.
Please note that retrieval access for models cannot be guaranteed as they are likely to overfly other landowners land.
You can see however that some of the land we fly over is classed as 'Open Access'
Frequencies - 2.4GHz and 35MHz on 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82
NO ELECTRIC MODELS - GLIDERS ONLY
Below are images of Hullock Bank as well as OS and Google Maps showing the location.