Western Australia > Wheatbelt

Whitfield Hill (Wicklow)

Type Inland Ridge
Conditions E
Height 300ft / 90m agl
Rating PG: Supervised / HG: Intermediate theory + 15 hours
70km northeast of Perth.

In the Avon Valley near Toodyay. 4WD access or walk from landing area.






Small easterly wind site near Toodyay.


Generally good, but rocky in places, be careful of rotor from spurs either side if wind is cross. Gully to left has a venturi effect in strong winds.


Good landing area, but beware of fixation on the farm dam in front of the hill which is deep and has already claimed one victim (fortunately rescued quickly).


This is a fairly small site, the shape is not particularly good for producing lift, but it makes a good training hill and is quite soarable when the wind is right. A large flat plateau behind take off allows thermals to be followed back in relative safety as you can top land if you lose it.

Hazards / Comments

As all inland sites, this site has the potential to be treacherous; the small height of the hill makes it particularly hazardous in strong thermic conditions.

The rocks at the top can make launching hazardous if the lift is not good, be sure to have a look over the edge at your intended launch point before setting up.

Beware of rotor behind the small knob in front - if you get low fly left to the landing area which has a clean airflow.