AMENDMENT 25 TO THE 1997 LIST (AL 25/97)


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.

Bicester Rail Bridge BIB Delete. Less than 2km from BIC, which no longer has high volumes of traffic, so avoidance point is not required.
Cottam CTT Delete. Existing point scheduled for demolition. Use new point TOK 1.25 nm to East on River Trent.
Llanbedr airfield LLR Delete. In Llanbedr DZ. Use Harlech South (HLS) instead.
Rutland Water RUT Delete. Within the circuit of Shacklewell Lodge Airfield. Use new point RWD.
Saltby South SB1 Delete, at request of local Club. Due to its proximity to the British Model Flying Association national HQ & airfield. Up to 1/3 scale models fly in the area. Use new TP Saxby Church.
Penzance N PZN Delete. Withing the Lands End RMZ


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.

Edgehill EDG Replace 'Shenington GC' with 'Edgehill GC'
ELY Add !# to Category and change Comments to read "Centre of town.. In line with Mildenhall Extended Centreline. Recommend advising Mildenhall of your presence by either Radio or by activating Transponder (if fitted). Alternatives at LITtleport, EARith and Waterbeach N (WTB)."
Northampton South NOS Add to Description 'In line with Sywell feathers'.
Pitsford PIT Add #! to Category. Add to Description ' Sywell ATZ 1km to SE'. Check NOTAMS, in area frequently used for Aerobatics/Training'.
Saltby SBY In comments, replace reference to SB1 with SXB.


Name of Point




Detailed Description & Remarks

Dist (NMl)


From Centre of

Grid Ref
Km E/N

WGS84 Lat/Long
Deg/Min/Dec Min



Abingdon Airfield ABG A# Main Runway Intersection Booker Nomadic Gliding Club temporary home. NW side of town. 8 SW Oxford 44733 19934 51 41.450N 001 19.000W 240 ABG
Avening AVN A Cross-Roads Road Junction SE corner of Avening town. 2nm SW of Aston Down. 13 S Cheltenham 38842 19794 51 40.807N 002 10.133W 383 AVN
Brenzett BRZ A A259/A2070/B2080 roundabout Brenzett Roundabout to South of Village (not smaller roundabout to North). Lydd ATZ to SE. 18 SSW Canterbury 60061 12696 51 00.424N 000 51.493E 12 BRZ
Crail CRF B Crail Church Church at East end of village, on North side of Firth of Forth. Nearby Airfield is probably not landable. 30 SE Dundee 36134 70797 56 15.757N 002 37.545W 108 CRF
Great Ponton GPN B Footbridge over A1 Footbridge over A1 in middle of Village 9 WSW Grantham 49237 33035 52 51.762N 000 37.768W 272 GPN
Llanymynech LLM C Golf Clubhouse Llanymynech Golf Clubhouse, on the high ground 1nm N of Llanymynech, 0.4nm W of Pant. Just E of Offa's Dyke. 13 WNW Shrewsbury 32657 32198 52 47.426N 003 05.424W 626 LLM
Nunraw Abbey NRA D Northernmost corner of abbey buildings Also Known As Sancta Maria Abbey. 1km SSW of Garvald Village. Less effect of on-shore breeze than East Linton! 18 E Edinburgh 35931 67009 55 55.329N 002 39.157W 640 NRA
Rutland Water Dam RWD A# Dam NW end of dam wall, E side of lake. Shacklewell Lodge airstrip to SE. 19 E Leicester 49396 30826 52 39.837N 000 36.730W 281 RWD
Scalford Church SCF C Church Tower Church Tower in centre of Village. 14 NE Leicester 47629 32412 52 48.558N 000 52.183W 379 SCF
Shottaton SHT C Cross-Roads Junction of the A5 and B4397. 2nm E of Knockin. 5nm SE of Oswestry. 9 NW Shrewsbury 33601 32275 52 47.911N 002 57.028W 303 SHT
Saxby Church SXB C Church Tower Church, North side of Saxby Village. 7km E of Melton Mobray. 8km SW of Saltby. 15 ENE Leicester 48197 32008 52 46.328N 000 47.186W 346 SXB
Torksey Viaduct TOK A Viaduct Torksey Viaduct. Centre Support on Island in R. Trent. 9 NW Lincoln 48358 37916 53 18.171N 000 44.839W 13 TOK
Watch Water Reservoir WAW B Northernmost point of reservoir Gives reduced flight over unlandable terrain than Whiteadder Reservoir when approached from Southern quadrant. 18 W Berwick 36619 65675 55 48.170N 002 32.459W 896 WAW