AMENDMENT 21 TO THE 1997 LIST (AL 21/97)


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:

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: 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

Dist (NMl)


From Centre of

Grid Ref
Km E/N

WGS84 Lat/Long
Deg/Min/Dec Min



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