Butser

NOTE: Pilots must be members of the Sky Surfing Club or one of the clubs the SSC has a Reciprocal Agreement with. Visitors and guests are not permitted.
Zoes Butser Drawing Web

Butser West by Zoe Dixon

Summary

A hill with many bowls and faces. Good availability of bottom landing, and taking a range of wind directions. However not a site for good ridge lift or thermals because of its convoluted shape. A reasonable thermal day can be overcome by sea-breeze in the early afternoon.

Slopes suitable for wind directions, West, North, North East and South.

Butser Hill is part of the Queen Elizabeth ll Country Park.

IMGP5283

Grid Ref SU 717 210  Sheet 197
Height ASL 217M (888ft)
Contact Park Centre 023 92595040
Nearest Phone Hogs Lodge (pub)Park Centre
ACCESS From south travelling north on the A3(M) turn off at signpost Clanfield, bear right at slip “T” junction then follow the National Trust signs to Butser Hill from the roundabout, left at Hog’s Lodge pub, right and uphill at narrow lane, right at “X” roads and continue into pay car park.
PARKING A parking ticket machine is situated at the entrance to the car park. None-ticketed cars are fined! Unload in parking area and carry to relevant flying slope. Unfortunately this is an area targeted by thieves so dont leave valuables in your car. The car park is closed to incoming vehicles after 8:00pm.
RULES
  1. Only park in designated areas.
  2. The hill top and slopes are at various times grazed by sheep, dogs must be kept under control at all times and any mess cleaned up.
CONSIDER Butser forms part of the Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, which is administered by Hampshire County Council. A formal Agreement exists between the S.S.C. and the Council for permission to use and be responsible for hang gliding and paragliding.The hill is very popular with walkers, kite fliers, and aeromodellers. Conflict with these other users will come to the attention of the warden and can jeopardize our use. BE EXCEPTIONALLY CONSIDERATE and give time to encouraging public interest in our sport.We have recently come close to loosing this site due to a County Council requirement for increased 3rd party insurance cover. The good management of the site by the club has helped to deflect this issue, however the situation will be reviewed should any incident occur.We need all pilots to behave responsibly and remind any who might forget.