• ESSA Flying Sites

      Wind directions in brackets only just usable

      MT.CABURN - S, SE

      By special permission of the tenant. Fly at the summit only.  Do not use the bowl to the west. Access by footpath just to the east of the farm building or by a longer route from Glynde. We suggest your first visit be in the company of an established member.

      Google map - https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ll=50.862547,0.05078&z=16 

      FIRLE - N, NW

      Reached by road from A27. Due to its easy access it tends to attract large  numbers at times, some not very disciplined. ESSA members tend to use sites 4 or 5.

      More info click here

      Google map - https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ll=50.833577,0.083484&z=18 

      BO PEEP - N, NE

      Reached by road from A27, go along Bopeep Lane from the cross roads at Selmeston.  It is also popular with the Hang-Glider fraternity, so please be careful.

      More info click here

      Google map - https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ll=50.825636,0.120007&z=17

      LONG MAN - W, SW, N, NW, (S) 

      Reached by track from road leading off A27 at Wilmington.  Easily our most used site due to prevailing wind direction.  Available to BMFA members only, an annual fee is paid by the SE Area of the BMFA, to which we contribute. Flying is restricted to areas adjacent to  the Bridleways.
      Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use the NE slopes  which over-look Folkington.
      More info - click here

      Google map - https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ll=50.808615,0.172856&z=19

      BUTTS LANE - E, NE, N,  (SE), (NW)  

      Reached by road from Upper Willingdon called Butts Lane which begins at the Butchers Shop.  Please be very careful when over-flying footpaths. Take advice on landing areas from established members.
      Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES fly from the West slope to the rear of the main East slope. DO NOT fly anywhere near the car park area.
      More info - click here

      Google map - https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ll=50.793486,0.240334&z=18

      BEACHY HEAD - S, SE 

      Adjacent to the road from Eastbourne to Birling Gap. Also very popular with Hang-Gliders. Very restricted landing area. As a Club we do not recommend use of this site during the summer month due to its very crowded state. 
      More info - click here

      Google map - https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ll=50.74141,0.253171&z=18


      Our Flat field site, this site is not to be used during lambing season.

      Also note you have to pay for the car park unless you are a national trust member.

      More info click here

      Google Map - https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ll=50.759683,0.196013&z=18

      WHEN LANDING AT CROWDED SITES OR WHERE PUBLIC FOOTPATHS HAVE TO BE OVER FLOWN, get another member to accompany you to assist in looking out for people, Cattle and horses.