The circuit shown opposite is a more traditional gliding, three leg circuit, where the landing sequence commences in the valley, out to the west of the gulley (Deadman’s Clough).
This circuit provides the glider pilot with a clear view of all traffic soaring the ridge. However, it introduces a risk of the pilot flying at a high ground speed, towards and over the ridge, potentially through the path of others soaring the ridge.
For this reason, this circuit is used less often than those described above.
Notwithstanding the circuits shown here, gliders are likely to initiate a landing from the vicinity of the gulley (Deadmans Clough) when flying in a southerly direction, when they see a clear area on the airfield where they could land safely, without interrupting glider launches