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Meeting arrangements (for clients booked in for  tandem flights, lessons eg Funday, 2, 4, 8 day flight training):

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1. Main Training Site  
Nearest post code Red Lion  OL12 8PY (Grid ref: 889175 Sheet 109) Nearest town - Rochdale.
From the M62 take either junction 20 or 21 and follow signs for Rochdale.
Pick up the A671 for Bacup (NOT OLDHAM!) and continue for approximately 5 miles into Whitworth.
Just after the Dog & Partridge pub turn right onto Church Street.  After 100 yards go straight over the Mini roundabout onto Taylor Street.  After another 100 yards the road takes a sharp right uphill.  Bear left halfway around the corner onto Whitworth Rake.  This road passes above our watering hole, the Red Lion which has the above postcode 
Continue over the cattle grid in the road. After 500 yards, park off the road, 100m after the No. 9 golf Tee on the right. 

After meeting it may be necessary to drive to a different side of the hill via some dirt tracks, this is not a problem for most vehicles, but sports cars and cars with low ground clearance may not be suitable.  In this situation drivers may choose to leave their vehicles, entirely at their own risk and carry on by foot  or ask for a lift with a fellow student.

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2. Whitehouse Pub' Lower Car Park  
Post Code OL15 0LG (
Grid Ref: SD 973164 sheet 109.) Nearest town Rochdale

From west M62 leave at Junction 21. signposted Milnrow.
At the island at the bottom of the slip road turn left up to the traffic light (Half a mile). Then turn right and continue for a further 200 yards. Turn left at the bollards, then go up the hill (For about 250 yards) and then turn left (Sign-posted Hollingworth Lake Country Park).

Continue to a T- Junction and then turn right, road continues past Hollingworth Lake, sharp left-hand bend to a T -Junction, turn right (Sign pasted A58 Halifax) Road continues up into the Pennine hills for about 2 miles to the Whitehouse pub, on the left. Park in the lower car park.

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Post code BB7 9HN Nearest towns Burnley or Clitheroe.

Meet in the small lay-by about 200 yards below the Wellsprings Inn.

From M6 take exit 31 and follow the A59 East towards Skipton / Clitheroe. Shortly after the A671 almost opposite Clitheroe take a right heading for Sabden. Follow the lane up the hill until you pass Pendle Ski Club on the right. Park in the car park 50 yards past the ski club on the right.

From Burnley drive through Padiham then Sabden. You will approach Pendle Hill from the rear. Drive right over the "Nick o' Pendle and then 150 yards down drive past the Wellsprings Inn for a further 200 yards. Lay-by on the right.

From York. Best route is through Harrogate, then Skipton. Pick up the A59 towards Preston. When you see signs for Clitheroe you will see a huge hill on your left. This is Pendle Hill. Look for a sign on the left for Saben. Take this road for 1 mile until you are about 200 yards below the Wellsprings Inn.


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4. WINTER HILL meeting point (rare)

Ye Jolly Crofters, Chorley Old Rd Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6RE

Meet in lay-by directly opposite Ye Jolly Crofters on Chorley Old Road in Horwich:

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These are the general directions from the M61.

Take Junction 6 and head for Horwich on the A6027, go past the Reebock Football stadium across the first Roundabout at the 2nd roundabout turn left and then take the first right (onto an estate) -  Claypool Lane at the end turn right onto New Chapel Lane and continue until you meet B6226 Old Chorley Rd. The Jolly Crofters, is on the left hand side. Directly opposite is Georges Lane. We meet in the lay-by opposite Ye Jolly Crofters next to the mobile snack bar.

Meet in the lay-by opposite the Owd Betts pub Edenfield Rd, Norden, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 7TY

A680 just off M66 J1 nr Ramsbottom

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Flying site with limited parking about 1m north on the right and next to the main road (A680) For that reason we will share cars and leave some at the pub.

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6. Parlick Fell, Chipping Village

Meet at Cobbled corner cafe - if bad weather meet inside, if good weather outside
2 Club Lane

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Parlick is about 1 mile north from this meeting point

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7. Ceder Court Hotel J24 M62

Cedar Court Huddersfield/Halifax
Ainley Top, Lindley Moor Road
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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 8. Savile Park, Free School Lane, Halifax

Meet outside The Lodge Fish and chip restaurant
Savile Park Road

Saville Park
West Yorkshire

Located at the lower end of the park

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Kingsway Retail Park Rochdale

Meet outside MacDonalds Wallhead Road, off Kingsway OL16 5AF


We meet here to be central for several sites and for Firgrove fields which you will see on the map just off Belfield Road.

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