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 exclamation mark (!). A single 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.
|Carsington Water CWR||Delete Waypoint by request. Replaced by more visible Waypoint CWV(see Part 3).|
|Lasham Golden Pot LA8||Delete Waypoint. Used as Control Point when using Finish Line, but not suitable for Finish Ring. Replaced by new point LA9 (see Part 3)|
|Lee-on-solent LEE||Delete Waypoint. No longer a Gliding Site but Solent Regional Airport.|
|Tetbury TET||Delete Waypoint, now in R105. New Waypoints TBN, TBS & TBW provide alternatives.|
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.
|Booker Finish SW BF1||Change Category to B##|
|Booker Finish NW BF2||Change Category to D##|
|Long Marston LMA||Change Category to D (no #). Change description to: Intersection of runways, N of airfield centre. Airfield under redevelopment for housing so Point may not always be visible.|
|Thame Rail Bridge THM||Change Description to: A418/Rail Bridge. NW of Haddenham, 2nm NE of Thame.|
|Leominster NW LMW||Remove ! from Category.|
|Shobdon SHO||Remove reference to Parachuting, no longer active at Shobdon. Remove ! from Category.|
|Shobdon NW SH2||Remove ! from Category.|
|Grantown S GTS||Rename as Nethybridge NTB|
|Grantown NE GNE||Rename as Cromdale Spey Bridge CDB|
|Grantown SW GWS||Rename as Dulnain Bridge DUB|
|Charlestown of Aberlour COA||Rename as Aberlour ALR|
|Charlestown NE CTN||Rename as Craigellachie CGI|
|Rothes NE ROE||Rename as Boat O'Brig BBG|
|Coldingham COH||Change of Road Numbers. Replace Exact Point with "A1107/B6438". Replace Description with "South-Westerly of two T junctions in village. 2NMl SW of St Abbs Head"|
|Aboyne Bridge AB1||Change of Road Numbers. Replace Description with "S side of village where B968 crosses R. Dee, 2NMl E of airfield, under CTA base 3000"|
|Abington ABI||Update Description
to "A702 Flyover over M74 at J13 (Abington Services). N side of village 10 NMl
SSE of Lanark".
Refine Lat/Long to 55 30.206N 003 41.746W and Grid Ref to 29299 62460.
|Abergele South AGS||Changed Road Number. Change Exact Point to "A548/B5381"|
Name of Point
Detailed Description & Remarks
From Centre of
|Bockleton||BKN||D||Church Tower||Church Tower in Hamlet. 10km East of Leominster, 7km S of Tenbury Wells.||12||N||Hereford||35929 26143||52 14.970N 002 35.862W||719||BKN|
|Coldwaltham||CDW||B||Road/Rail Bridge||Rail/A29 Bridge just NE of Coldwaltham Village. 3km SW of Pullborough.||17||WNW||Brighton||50308 11706||50 56.628N 000 32.048W||38||CDW|
|Chalford North||CFN||D||Crossroads||South side of Eastcombe, East of School. Between Eastcombe and Bussage villages 1nm N of Chalford.||10||SSW||Cheltenham||38921 20415||51 44.159N 002 09.460W||660||CFN|
|Cirencester West||CIW||C||Y Junction||Junction East side of Sapperton Village, near Church. N of Kemble ATZ.||10||S||Cheltenham||39477 20334||51 43.725N 002 04.625W||549||CIW|
|Clows Top||CTP||B||Crossroads||Crossroads of A456 and B4202 in Village.||12||NW||Worcester||37143 27185||52 20.640N 002 25.248W||727||CTP|
|Carsington Water Visitors Centre||CWV||A#||Visitors Centre.||Building Complex on Western Shore of Carsington Water. 2km N of CTA base 4000ft||10||NNW||Derby||42415 35159||53 03.661N 001 38.466W||673||CWV|
|Diddlebury||DBY||C||Church Tower||Church Tower at East end of village. SE OF B4368 between Craven Arms and Shipton TPs.||14||S||Shrewsbury||35083 28539||52 27.852N 002 43.506W||397||DBY|
|Edgehill West||EDW||D||Church||Church in middle of Whatcote village 6.5k West of Edgehill. Used as Checkpoint in Edgehill Regionals.||9||WNW||Banbury||42986 24453||52 05.900N 001 33.928W||262||EDW|
|Fownhope||FHP||C||Crossroads||B4224 Crossroads in centre of village. Between Mordiford and Brockhampton||5||SE||Hereford||35781 23455||52 00.468N 002 36.966W||175||FHP|
|Horam||HRM||B||A267/B2203 Y-Junction||Fork in Town. 6km North of Hailsham.||14||WNW||Hastings||55773 11736||50 56.047N 000 14.600E||244||HRM|
|Hope Under Dinmore||HUD||B||Entrance to Railway Tunnel||Entrance to Railway Tunnel South of Village. Just W of A49 1km S of junction with A417.||7||N||Hereford||35064 25208||52 09.888N 002 43.386W||314||HUD|
|Halfway Bridge||HWB||C||A272 Junction||A272 Junction with Minor Road North to Lodsworth. 1km NE of Polo Fields. Between Midhursh and Petworth.||23||WNW||Brighton||49287 12185||50 59.313N 000 40.690W||105||HWB|
|Kinlet||KLT||C||B4363 Junction with B4194||B4363 Junction with B4194 at Kinlet Village. 6nm W of Kidderminster, 7nm S of Bridgenorth.||16||NNW||Worcester||37178 28020||52 25.146N 002 24.984W||418||KLT|
|Knightwick||KWK||C||Road/River Bridge||A44 Bridge over R Teme Near Knightwick Village||6||W||Worcester||37347 25577||52 11.970N 002 23.376W||96||KWK|
|Lasham Aylesfield House||LA9||C||Country House||Large House East of Lasham. Used as Control Point in Competitions.||4||E||Lasham||47148 14337||51 11.106N 000 58.723W||600||LA9|
|Minchinhampton||MHT||C||Church.||Centre of Minchinhampton village.||12||SSW||Cheltenham||38723 20081||51 42.353N 002 11.175W||554||MHT|
|Neenton||NTN||C||Church||Church at SE end of village by sharp bend in B4364 opposite pub. 9km SW Bridgenorth.||16||SE||Shrewsbury||36372 28773||52 29.178N 002 32.142W||574||NTN|
|Pencombe||PCM||C||Crossroads||Cross roads in middle of village. 6km WSW Bromyard.||8||NNE||Hereford||35992 25272||52 10.278N 002 35.250W||486||PCM|
|Pirton||PTN||C||Crossroads||Cross roads in centre of Pirton Village. 10k W Great Malvern||5||SSE||Worcester||38793 24742||52 07.500N 002 10.662W||130||PTN|
|Tetbury North||TBN||B||Road Junction||A433 Junction with Minor Road, NE Tetbury. R105 to SE.||10||S||Cheltenham||39015 19434||51 38.866N 002 08.628W||405||TBN|
|Tetbury South||TBS||B||Church||Centre of Didmarton village near A433. 5nm SW Tetbury. R105 to NE.||20||SSW||Cheltenham||38226 18745||51 35.136N 002 15.474W||484||TBS|
|Tetbury West||TBW||B#||Chavenage House||Chavenage Village NW Tetbury. On Edge of R105 to South.||15||S||Cheltenham||38720 19519||51 39.322N 002 11.189W||489||TBW|
|Upper Sapey||UPS||C||Crossroads||Cross roads in middle of village on B4203. 9km N of Bromyard.||10||WNW||Worcester||36856 26334||52 16.038N 002 27.726W||546||UPS|
|Wormingford East||WME||C||Reservoir||Central of 3 Small Reservoirs. Just E of A134, 6k E of Wormingford A/F.||12||WSW||Ipswich||59778 23252||51 57.360N 000 52.617E||125||WME|
|Wormingford West||WMW||C||Y-junction||Centre of South-Easterly of two Y road junctions. 6k W of Wormingford A/F.||17||WSW||Ipswich||58663 23100||51 56.771N 000 42.843E||220||WMW|