Gliding (slope soaring) sites
Sharpenhoe Clappers - directions
The car park is off the road between Sharpenhoe village and
Streatly, at the top of the hill. The flying site is reached by
walking along the path from the car park along side the wood, across
the top of the hill in the direction of Barton village and finally
passing through an iron gate onto the hillside overlooking Barton.
This site is managed by the National Trust and is the only site we
fly from that requires no hill climbing!
Deacon Hill - directions
It is advisable to park your car in Pegsdon village near the Live
and Let Live pub as break-ins occur frequently at the Icknield Way
car park on the B655. Access to the hill from the village is gained
by going through the pub car park, walking along the B655 towards
Barton for a hundred yards or so, then crossing the road and through
a wooden gate into the meadow. You should then turn left, back on
yourself, walking in the field alongside the B655 towards Hitchin.
After passing through two more wooden gates turn sharp right and
follow the hedge towards the bottom of the hill. Pass over a stile,
turn sharp left and walk to the hill and up it to the top. By the
time you reach the top you will realise just how unfit you are and
you should make a mental note to do this walk a lot more frequently!
Warden Hill - directions
Driving down the A6 from the direction of Barton towards Luton,
immediately after entering the built up area of north Luton
negotiate two roundabouts staying on the A6. Immediately after the
second roundabout turn left up Warden Hill Road. Drive to the top of
the road and turn left, parking on a gravel carpark outside some
school gates and opposite some bungalows. Then walk along the path
towards right hand end of the hill as you look at it. At the bottom
of the hill pass through a gate and climb up to the top of the hill.
You can fly from there but if the wind is dead on the hill it pays
to turn north along the hilltop path towards Barton for about one
hundred and fifty yards or so, through some bushes to a clearer area
just before the Trig Point. This site is managed by Luton Town