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Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« on: November 19, 2010, 10:44:08 AM »
Hi!

Has anyone SS'd from here;

OS X (Eastings)     503760
OS Y (Northings)    149159
Nearest Post Code   GU5 9BQ
Lat (WGS84)         N51:13:56 (51.232194)
Long (WGS84)        W0:30:55 (-0.515258)
LR                  TQ037491
mX                  -57358
mY                  6629133


Is it any good? Looks like the visitor's centre has a cafe, toilets and plenty of parking?!


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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 12:25:51 PM »
Been up there loads of time on the bike but never sloped there. Looks a bit shallow for decent lift? It may suit something at the lighter end of the scale maybe.
I'll have to check it out - thanks for the post  :af

Should have added...
Loads of parking but it does get busy on nice days. You're right, it has a little take away place does nice munchies. Not so sure about the visitor centre though - can't quite remember - must be my age  ;D

One more thing...
If you have a look at the area on Google maps, use the 'street view man' and drag him to the slope. Drop him on a blue spot - they are photos that other people have uploaded and you can see the slope from ground level.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 12:42:46 PM by Leebert »
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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 13:38:33 PM »
Thanks for the info Leebert!

Would you say it's on par with Denbies? I have only examined them both from Google Earth but I thought that Newlands might be a little steeper and less obstructed?


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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 15:16:08 PM »
Thanks for the info Leebert!
Would you say it's on par with Denbies? I have only examined them both from Google Earth but I thought that Newlands might be a little steeper and less obstructed?
Regards (and hoping soar Ivinghoe on Monday!!) Martin


No problem.

I've not flown at Denbies Hill but have been there walking and I would say it's a steeper slope with better lift. Apparently, the only place to land is on the slope which could be a bit tricky. There's more info on Slopehunter.co.uk here: http://www.slopehunter.co.uk/5.html Look under the entry for Box Hill.
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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 20:22:28 PM »
Thanks Leebert!

I've flown the 'West Slope' at Box Hill - it's not bad but the South Slope is definitely the one to go for. Trouble is with Colley only up the road I'd probably head for there to fly amongst others and pick up some tips!!  :xx


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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010, 17:09:36 PM »
Hi SeaWing,

If by meaning Denbies, do you mean Ranmore Common?  If you head up to Ranmore Common from Dorking (on Ranmore Road), There's a NT car park on the LHS as the road levels out.  The slope is okay for a southerly but is awkward since you have to launch off in what appears to be a set of staggared tree copse on the slope.  Once up and in the fairly small'ish band of lift, the landing area is great - you could almost walk back to land where you park.  It's okay for medium lift planes but it can get very turbulent.

Colley Hill is the best in this area, but Ranmore can be fun.  Give it a try.

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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010, 17:30:19 PM »
If by meaning Denbies, do you mean Ranmore Common?  If you head up to Ranmore Common from Dorking (on Ranmore Road), There's a NT car park on the LHS as the road levels out.  The slope is okay for a southerly but is awkward since you have to launch off in what appears to be a set of staggared tree copse on the slope.  Once up and in the fairly small'ish band of lift, the landing area is great - you could almost walk back to land where you park.  It's okay for medium lift planes but it can get very turbulent.

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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 21:12:07 PM »
I've tried Newlands Corner, it's much too shallow.  You can kind of fly a DLG there utilising thermals, but that's all.

I quite like Ranmore Common (the sign in the NT carpark calls it Denbies Hillside).  On a good day there is enough lift for most planes.
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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010, 23:10:42 PM »
Thanks all those who responded!

I stumbled across Newlands while checking out stuff on Google Earth.

I do like a place where you can park n' fly - the best I have visited must be Mill Hill! I took my Middle Phase there so it could be near to it's creators base, but with a 21mph wind (27th Oct) I bottled it!! I was anxious I would not be able to land it or retrieve it without the aid of Baldrick & Co. from Time Team!


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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 23:32:41 PM »
I do like a place where you can park n' fly - the best I have visited must be Mill Hill!

I flew at Ditchling Beacon this morning - first time I've flown there.  The slope to the east of the car park is almost "park 'n' fly." I've not been to Mill Hill so I don't know how it compares in that respect.
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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2010, 07:59:11 AM »
Mill Hill and Ditchling are about the same for 'park & fly' ability. Jack & jill (about a mile or two from Ditchling) and Minster are the same too. In fact, at the last two you could launch from the car park and fly from inside the car  :)
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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 21:51:19 PM »
Hello,

I have never flown Newlands before (I live Albury so it is close!)

I would think the best hill for lift in the area would be from the top of Saint Martha's church.  Certainly steep enough - but pretty rubbish for landing.  In fact so crap that the only option would be a small foamy!.  I might try my Alula out next time the wind is on!!

I am personally desperate for a closer site to guildford - so anyone who knows of something close  - I would be very greatfull!

As a thought... any 'slope fanatics' who live close to guildford.  PM me.  Would be good to get some sort of local group together?

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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 08:12:39 AM »
I'm around there quite often (relatives in the area) and I'd also like to find spots in that neck of the woods, although I've never found anything.  Actually the park in Guildford has some slopes that are almost Alula-flyable.  If you stand in the highest part of the park and look towards Chilworth/Albury you're in the right place.

Butser Hill, Harting Down and Trundle Hill are probably only 30-35 minutes drive down the A3 from you, those are great sites.  In case you're not familiar with them, if you go to slopehunter.co.uk and click on the link to the google map, they're on there.



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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 09:26:11 AM »
I used to fly Pewley Down (SW) and the Mount (N) not good slopes but flyable on the right day. Both are in Guildford.

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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2011, 17:35:31 PM »
JohnP and Aeronaut,

Have you ever tried to slopesoar off the football field terracing at Nork Park (Banstead) - now called the Beacon School I think.  Tried it as a teenager - a long time ago.  In those days it was okay (just about) for an Amigo.  Should be okay for a modern day Alula or DLG.  Wind needs to be NW.  Location wise, it's at the end of The Drive, off the A217 (JohnP, almost opposite to you).  Nearest postcode is SM7 1DN.

Let me know if you give it a go.

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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 18:19:27 PM »
Richard - interesting idea!  I know exactly where you mean (at least I think I do!) and there is indeed a bit of a slope down from the carpark at the end of The Drive.  I'm not sure it would give enough lift for my model (don't have anything as small/light as an Alula) but may be worth a try in a decent NW wind.  I'll let you know - and it's only half a mile or so from me!
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Re: Newlands Corner (nr Guildford)
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2011, 18:41:42 PM »
I used to fly Pewley Down (SW) and the Mount (N) not good slopes but flyable on the right day. Both are in Guildford.

Yes... I have eyed these out before - but both seem quite rubish :-(


 

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