Paragliding in Treak Cliff, Manchester,
North West England United Kingdom
Manchester is a vibrant city, located in Greater Manchester, England. The climate here is classified as a temperate maritime climate, like much of the British Isles, with cold winters and warm summers. Manchester is noted as much for its historical buildings, theaters, music scenes and attractions, as for its sports and leisure activities.
Castleton is a beautiful village in the Derbyshire Peak District, about an hour drive from Manchester. The village nestles between the Dark Peak and the White Peak. On a good day, you can see a number of paragliders and hand-gliders in the sky of Castleton, as there are many interesting paragliding locations close to the village. Treak Cliff is one of them.
Once in the air, you can glide around and admire stunning views of the surrounding area. The site takes almost any wind direction, but the best wind directions are from the east, northeast and southeast. The take off altitude is at 368 m/1207 ft above sea level and the take off point is found at 53°20’38” (53.344)N; 1°47’56” (1.79897)W. The landing point is found at 53°20’37” (53.3438)N; 1°47’34” (1.79289)W, at an elevation of 224 m/734.7 ft.
The ideal time to visit the spot is during spring and summer months. Last but not least, Treak Cliff is suitable for more experienced pilots.