A ‘mob’ of hang gliders flying above the Tinto Hills.
The Tinto Hills are a small group of hills, called the ‘hills of fire’. The name derives from the exposed red felsite rock that can be seen near the summit. The Tinto range can be found five miles south of the town of Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The largest of the hills is Tinto Hill itself.
Hang gliding has been popular over Tinto Hill for a number of years, and the distance record for a hang-gliding flight from within Scotland was broken at Tinto Hill in 1996, with a flight that ended south of the border in England. Due to the hills being classified as SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) the hang-gliding club which uses Tinto has an agreement with the relevant body to allow its members to fly over the hills.
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