Stronend with Skiddaw (foreground)

Stronend (NW face)


Ochils Paragliding Sites


Site ID: 1189


CANP Code:

CANP OS Ref: NS 622 900     map

GPS(WGS84): Lat: 56.083N Long: 4.216W


T.Off: 500m - By the Cairn

 L.Z.: 160m - Along Glinns Roadtrack

Wind Rose


  D - above 3000' (910m)

up to 2km from the face; then:

E - above 4000' (1216m)

- above 6000' (1824m)


Top Landing:



Rescue Triangle:

Apex - W - Craigend Farm track: NS 616 902

Base S - N:
      Launch / Cairn
   - NS 629 895
      Glinn track/wall cross (W of Mains of Glinn)
   - NS 629 909

Landing Zone(s):

There are lots of big open fields by the parking area, choose one clear of crops or livestock.



The more the wind comes from the west, the more turbulent the conditions get.


Meet & Carpark:

Best is to meet and park vehicles along Glinns Road west of a small copse 400m from the junction with B822; again park clear of traffic.



From the parking spot head through a gate, across fields; you quickly reach the open hill side where a short but very steep ascent takes you up to a broad shoulder running from Skiddaw to the summit. You should easily pass through a band of cliffs before reaching the plateau.


Restrictions and Prohibitions:

During Lambing

Sensitive site - Enforcement in place! [See: Lambing Restrictions.]


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Ochils Paragliding Sites

Central Scotland