Harting Down

Harting Down is just to the South of South Harting village on the B2141 Petersfield to Chichester road. At the top of the hill is a ‘Pay by phone’ car park although parking is free to National Trust members.

This site is the property of The National Trust with whom the MVSA have an agreement.

Wind direction – North North East to North West.

This slope has very good lift with the sun behind you and plenty of room for landing.

Please watch out for the occasional full size glider, out on a cross country, especially coming from behind the trees on your left.


 BMFA members may fly with permission from MVSA. Please contact the secretary 


Rules of Use
The site is available for use by members of the MVSA, the CADMAC (by reciprocal arrangement) and the Sky Surfing Club.

Models may be flown under the following conditions: –

Not to fly lower than 25’ directly over or within 50’ of the public right of way, or horses on or off the public bridleway.

Avoid disturbing livestock.

No more than 6 models may be airborne at any one time.

Do NOT fly when livestock are occupying or close to takeoff/landing areas or when instructed by Council or National Trust staff/representatives.

Strictly no use of power of any type (not even electrically assisted gliders). This is a NT countrywide requirement. To avoid perceived or actual breach of this NT requirement, propellers must be overtly taped in place such that it is clear that they cannot be used.  SLS/EDF hatches should be similarly disabled and overtly taped shut.

Flyers must abide by the MVSA general rules and obey National Trust byelaws.

Use common sense, avoiding the public, horse riders, livestock, and kites. Please be aware that the South Downs Way cuts across the flying site.

Be aware of hang/paragliders and full size gliders who also use the slope.

No vehicles beyond the car park.

The site can only be used for leisure flying: no competitions/demonstrations can be held at this site.

FPV (first person view)

Flying with the use of a camera is not permitted on this site

General Rules