Definitive List. The definitive BGA list including the latest updates and any `Stop Press' items can be accessed through a link from the BGA web site: http://www.gliding.co.uk.
Pilot are strongly advised to use the most up-to-date BGA List of Waypoints and not to rely on previous versions.
The list is held at: http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/turningpoints.htm and can be accessed directly through this web reference.
Responsibilities. The BGA has prepared this data in good faith but takes no responsibility for its accuracy or how it is used, for instance use by pilots in airborne navigation systems. Users are advised to check such data, in particular for proximity to other air activities or areas with airspace restrictions.
Airspace. Points with airspace considerations are identified by the symbols hash (#) and exclamationmark (!). Asingle hash # warns of proximity to restricted or sensitive airspace (mentioned in the Remarks column), and in Competitions or other Organised Task Groups, task setters should use these points with care.
Points with a double hash ## are particularly sensitive and should only be used if the organisation responsible for the airspace has agreed that the point may be used for the flight; this includes some BGA club sites and nearbyWPs used for starts and finishes.
The exclamation mark symbol (!) is for WPs that are assessed by the BGA Competitions Committee as not suitable for use in Competitions or by other Organised Task Groups. In the complete WP table in Excel format, WPs with #. ## and ! Symbols are in red letters, those with ! have a light pink cell background, so that the Excel "sort" function can be used to separate out these points if required.
Note that these designations are intended to avoid forcing groups of gliders into high-risk / sensitive areas - and so when setting AATs or Distance Handicap Tasks which would not result in a particular concentration of gliders at the actual TP, it could still be reasonable to use these waypoints for organised task groups.
Important factual changes including corrections or changes of grid refs and deletion of points that should no longer be used.
|Ben Nevis BNV||Correct lat/long to 56 47.814N 005 00.216W|
|Kinloss KLS||Delete. No longer a BGA club at the airfield, used as a relief landing ground for military aircraft from Lossiemouth.|
|Rhigos RHI||Correct Lat/Long to 51 44.770N 003 34.910W. East end of grass strip with some light aircraft|
|Tomatin TIN||Correct lat/long to 57 20.150N 003 58.867W|
In early 2018 the BGA Competitions & Awards Committee asked all BGA clubs to review the waypoint database. The review's primary focus was on waypoints near sensitive airspace, especially where there were suitable alternative waypoints nearby. At the same time, some clubs have recommended or suggested removing waypoints in the immediate vicinity of their airfield that are redundant or where they want to discourage their use except during competitions (when a competition waypoint file could be issued). Further comments and feedback on the proposed revisions were invited from all UK glider pilots, resulting in some more changes. As a result of this process, the following deletions are made:
|Cambo-CBO||Alternative Kirkharle KIK (3.2km S).|
|Cambridge SE-CAB||In the Cambridge LoA area, Proximity to Duxford|
|Cambridge West-CAW||In the Cambridge LoA area, alternative Hardwick HDW (5.4km W)|
|Cambridge North-CAM||In the Cambridge LoA area, alternative Waterbeach North WTB (4.2km NNW|
|Cheltenham-CHL||Close to Gloucester Staverton ILS pattern, new alternative Cleeve Common CLV (3.8km NE)|
|Dunstable Roundabout-DNS||No longer needed by LGC|
|Feshie Watersports-FE4||No longer needed by Cairngorm GC|
|Foxton-FOX||In the Cambridge LoA area.|
|Gloucester West-GLO||Close to Gloucester Staverton ILS pattern, new alternative Gloucester Canal Bridge GCB (2.0km ESE)|
|Gransden SE-GR2||No longer used as a competition finish point.|
|Gransden W-GR3||No longer used as a competition finish point.|
|Gransden E-GR4||No longer used as a competition finish point.|
|HB control point west-HB6||Alternative Lutterworth LUT (1.9km NE)|
|Inverness-INS||Close to Inverness ILS pattern.|
|Pontrilas-PON||Alternative Gromont GRO (1.4km SSW)|
|Rufforth North-RU2||No longer needed by York Gliding Centre.|
|Seighford Runway-SEI||Alternative SE2, no longer needed by Staffordshire GC|
|Six Mile Bottom-SMB||In the Cambridge LoA area, alternative Brinkley BRK (6.0km ESE)|
|Wing-WNG||Alternative Wing West WGW (3.0km WNW).|
This is where descriptions, road numbers or layouts have changed, where heights are corrected, there are changes to # , ##, or ! symbols, or small changes to co-ordinates now that improvements in digital mapping accuracy allow more accurate co-ordinates to be determined.
|Bembridge, BEM||Correct altitude to 52ft|
|Fort William NE, FNE||Add to description: also known as Trevor's Field, caution, trees.|
|Lake Alaw Reservoir LAL||Add to description: in RAF Valley Air Tactics Area (125.225 MHz)|
|Oban Airfield OBA||Remove reference to Connel Gliding Club which is no longer active.|
|Stretton STT||Remove # symbol and reference to NOTAMS, Cottesmore airfield now closed.|
|Silverstone SIL||Add # to Category and Change Description to East side of race track just N of long shed. Avoid helicopter activity, particularly on race days. Not suitable for Landing.|
|Langham LAN||Remove ! from Category and Change Description to Light aircraft activity on Southern perimeter track and adjacent grass area.|
|Shobdon SHO||Parachuting now also takes place, change middle of description to: " with light aircraft, microlights, and parachuting ... "|
|Westbury Chimney WEB||Change Name to "Westbury NE", and description to "East end of group of buildings N of rail line, site of old Cement Works chimney, now demolished".|
Name of Point
Detailed Description & Remarks
From Centre of
|Alconbury||ACB||A||A1/A14||Flyover where A14 goes over A1 4NMl NNW of Huntingdon||11||S||Peterborough||51885 27706||52 22.720N 000 15.325W||160||ACB|
|Cragganmore||CGN||B||Old Rail Bridge||Over River Spey NW of Cragganmore town, 14NMl S of Elgin||27||ESE||Inverness||31680 83680||57 24.834N 003 23.202W||590||CGN|
|Castle Island Laggan||CIL||B||Island||In Loch Laggan near large house on S shore||21||ENE||Fort William||24980 78750||56 57.258N 004 28.284W||820||CIL|
|Cleeve Hill||CLV||D#||View point on Cleeve Hill||1NML ESE of Bishops Cleeve village, look for and avoid ILS traffic into Staverton/Gloucestershire airport to the W||4||NE||Cheltenham||39858 22638||51 56.156N 002 01.320W||1040||CLV|
|Conwy W||CWW||A||Penmaen-bach Point||Most N point on A55 at bottom of ridge, 1.5NMl W of Conwy||35||WNW||Chester||27476 37857||53 17.354N 003 52.817W||15||CWW|
|Farnsfield||FFD||D||Rail/Road||N side of village between Mansfield and Newark where road crosses disused rail line||21||SW||Lincoln||46479 35711||53 06.433N 001 02.019W||180||FFD|
|Fan Hir||FHI||D||Trig point||Northern end of the Fan Hir escarpment, E of small lake, 11NMl WSW of Brecon. Caution, rugged terrain||17||NNE||Swansea||28253 22180||51 52.943N 003 42.488W||2631||FHI|
|Gloucester Canal Bridge||GCB||C||A430 Bridge||Over canal W side of Gloucester||6||WSW||Cheltenham||38247 21782||51 51.522N 002 15.354W||36||GCB|
|HB Finish West||HB7||D#||Western peritrack||For finishing from the W||12||S||Leicester||46455 28280||52 26.362N 001 03.110W||505||HB7|
|Loch Laidon Island||LOI||A||Triangular island||Eilean Lubhair island 4NMl SW of Rannoch station||31||ENE||Oban||23730 75381||56 38.862N 004 39.312W||935||LOI|
|Margery Hill||MGH||D#||1791ft Spot Height||9 NMl N of Camphill gliding site, N of series of reservoirs. 3500 base airspace to the N . Caution, rugged terrain.||22||WSW||Doncaster||41890 39569||53 27.460N 001 43.019W||1791||MGH|
|Nefyn||NEF||A#||A497/ B4412||Roundabout SW of Nefyn village. In RAF Valley Air Tactics Area (125.225 MHz)||62||WSW||Chester||22974 33937||52 55.483N 004 32.050W||48||NEF|
|Nunney||NUN||B||A359/A361||Roundabout S side Nunney village, 3NMl SW Frome||10||S||Bath||37368 14465||51 12.028N 002 22.689W||469||NUN|
|Ogbourne||OGB||C||A346 T-junction||E side Ogbourne St George village, 3NMl N Marlborough||7||S||Swindon||42032 17430||51 28.040N 001 42.536W||450||OGB|
|Pontsticill Reservoir||PNS||A||W end of dam wall||S end of reservoir 3NMl N of Merthyr Tydfil||29||SW||Hereford||30590 21190||51 47.868N 003 21.959W||1079||PNS|
|Parham NW||PNW||D#||Farmhouse||Farm building on NW side of Parham airfield||10||NW||Brighton||50711 11537||50 55.670N 000 28.640W||110||PNW|
|Pen-y-Fan||PYF||C||Trig point||Highest point in S Wales, 4NMl SW of Brecon. Caution, rugged terrain||22||NE||Swansea||30120 22160||51 53.051N 003 26.212W||2907||PYF|
|Ruthven||RVN||D||Ruins||Ruins of old military barracks 1 NML SE of Kingussie, used as a descent point after high level wave flights with the intention of being clear of high ground||25||SSW||Inverness||27646 79973||57 04.320N 004 02.360W||738||RVN|
|Woodchurch Farm||WCH||D#||Grass Airstrip||4 Nml SW of Ashford, avoids Lashenden Airfield to the NW||15||NNE||Hastings||59464 13708||51 06.000N 000 46.720E||140||WCH|