AMENDMENT 23 TO THE 1997 LIST (AL 23/97)


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 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.

Alton ALT Delete Point. Too Close to New Farnborough Airspace.
Didcot DID Delete Point. Cooling Towers now gone and Chimney scheduled for demolition February 2020. Use new point DCT instead.
Lasham Aylesfield House LA9 Delete Point. Too Close to New Farnborough Airspace.
Liphook LIP Delete Point. Under New Farnborough Airspace.
Rattlesden RAT Delete Point. Use new point RDN, being more suited to Finish Rings.


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.

Balado BDO Add # and ! to Category. Change Description to read:
"At Balado Park A/F. 1 NMl W of M90 Junction 6 , 5 NMl WNW of Portmoak. Active Micro-light Activity on Airfield. Advise Use for Wave Flights Only".
Crowland CRL Change Lat/Long to 52 42.588N, 000 08.400W, Grid Ref to 525.76 314.08 and description to "North Corner of Runway Intersection."
Chatteris CHT Add to Description "Busy Parachute Site 2.5km to NE."


Name of Point




Detailed Description & Remarks

Dist (NMl)


From Centre of

Grid Ref
Km E/N

WGS84 Lat/Long
Deg/Min/Dec Min



Beckington BEC A A36/A361 Roundabout A36/A361 Roundabout at Beckington,5km NNE Frome. Most Northerly of two roundabouts. 7nm SSE Bath 38023 15242 51 16.234N 002 17.087W 255 BEC
Catacol Bridge CCB C A841 (C147) River Bridge A841 (C147) Bridge near Catacol Bay. South of Catacol Village. 37nm W Glasgow 19100 64898 55 41.350N 005 19.600W 10 CCB
Castle Combe CCH D Church Tower Church Tower in Castle Combe Village West of Racetrack. 8nm NE Bath 38415 17719 51 29.603N 002 13.785W 272 CCH
Carmodle CML D Farmhouse Farmhouse at end of Track from B934. West of Carmodle Hill. Caution, rugged terrain. 11nm SSW Perth 30160 70532 56 13.810N 003 35.328W 902 CML
Didcot Rail Bridge DCT A A4130/Railway Bridge A4130 Bridge over Railway. SE of Didcot Power Station Site, N of Town. 8nm S Oxford 45149 19098 51 36.918N 001 15.467W 205 DCT
Hullavington M4/J17 HUL A M4/J17 Interchange M4/J17 A428/A350. 6km N of Chippenham, Hullavington A/F to NW, Lyneham 8km to E. 12nm NE Bath 39165 17957 51 30.900N 002 07.300W 300 HUL
Llansannan LSA C A544/Minor Road Junction Junction of A544 with Minor Road (to South) in Village Centre. 25nm W Chester 29335 36580 53 10.714N 003 35.832W 549 LSA
Rattlesden A/F Centre RDN C# Centre of Airfield Mid-Point of Runway. Used as centre for Finish Rings. 13nm NW Ipswich 59603 25607 52 10.083N 000 51.903E 284 RDN
Wickwar WKW C Roundabout Roundabout at South End of Village. East of Factory Complex. 13nm N Bath 37251 18788 51 35.345N 002 23.891W 275 WKW