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North Devon Slopers
« on: May 29, 2011, 10:16:25 AM »
Thought it was about time some more information was available about sloping in North Devon.

http://northdevonslopers.webs.com/

Hopefully, we can make this a useful amenity for both local flyers and visitors.


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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 15:48:38 PM »
I have now done a bit more work on the site.
Hope that it is useful for any of you guys wishing to fly round 'ere.
I will be updating it and adding things when I can.

Cheers - DF

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 21:23:40 PM »
makes me want  some coastal flying for the weekend!

good to see the sites!

Ian


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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 22:14:03 PM »
Is that website picture up on the downs looking towards Putsborough with Woolacombe behind?

I went to primary school in Woolacombe and later moved to Chivenor, (Dad in Air Force) and loved every inch of the coastline - except Woolacombe in the summer!

I've returned many times and flown most of the slopes you mention. I have never been with another flyer though!

We almost bought a house there a couple of years ago but it fell through, as they do.

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 16:43:30 PM »
Hi Marcellus.

The Home Page background picture was taken about halfway up Potters Hill looking down on Marine Drive. Putsborough is at the end of the beach - you can just see the caravan site that we fly over in the Winter.
I'd just nipped up there, after work, the other week to maiden my Windrider Fox.

It does get busy here in the Summer, but as you probably know, we work around it.

Cheers - DF


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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 11:09:11 AM »
I've updated some of the details and added a bit more to the site.
 
Hope this is of use to anyone coming down here. Enjoy.  :)

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 18:33:31 PM »
Two new slope sites added : Welcombe Mouth and South Hole cliffs.
http://northdevonslopers.webs.com/northdevonslopes.htm



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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 20:05:56 PM »
Hi Devon Flyer, keep the updates coming 'cos I'll back there soon...

Your website! I can't read the text in the drop down menu on the home page! Text colour/background etc. it might be my screen, take a look see...

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011, 22:35:12 PM »
Hi Marcellus - I'll see what I can do. It's a standard colour text ( cheap ie free! website!)
Leave it with me and I'll try to alter the background image to enable the text to be more visible. :af

Been flying at Welcombe and Hartland today. Awesome! Blowing about 20mph Westerley.
Was able to fly about 400yds along Welcombe cliffs to the South of where I was standing ( where the picture is taken from) and managed to pull an inquisitive Peregrine off its' nest to have a look at my Wildthing - magic moment!


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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2011, 18:28:59 PM »
Flew off Foreland Point the other day ( have added it to the site guide). I reckon this has to be one of the best slopes I have ever flown off - easily equalling St. Agnes for lift.

Just maidened my Alula Evo in a 5 mph wind blowing onto the flood defence bank at Chivenor - can see I'm going to have fun with this one. :af

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2011, 19:11:14 PM »
Sorry to be 'on your back' but your site has vanished! Perhaps you are ammending it as I click?

Guy

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2011, 20:21:12 PM »
Yep, it's gone, was there a hour ago but not now  $%&

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2011, 21:09:33 PM »
I just clicked on the link and it's still there............. $%&

http://northdevonslopers.webs.com/

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2011, 21:40:14 PM »
Excellent site Devon Flyer. Will look forward to heading up that way on a nice day. Can you tell me what slopes are not sutible for people with walking difficulties please.
I dont have a short temper I just have a quick reaction to b%%%s%%%

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2011, 21:58:46 PM »
Ah, it's back on  line but still impossible to read the site drop down menu. Black text on blue....

I was at Chivenor as a lad for several years and then Barnstaple Grammar....

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2011, 23:06:30 PM »
Ah, it's back on  line but still impossible to read the site drop down menu. Black text on blue....

Is the green on black any better?

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2011, 19:29:47 PM »
Photo gallery added and some more information included in slope descriptions.
Slopes now rated for ease of access and level of 'flyability'.


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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2011, 11:18:25 AM »
Absolutely ace website Martin   :af

You've produced some great research on local soaring sites.

I might just decide to get me a sailplane after all  ;D

Cheers

Gordon

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2011, 12:40:51 PM »
Is that website picture up on the downs looking towards Putsborough with Woolacombe behind?

I went to primary school in Woolacombe and later moved to Chivenor, (Dad in Air Force) and loved every inch of the coastline - except Woolacombe in the summer!

I've returned many times and flown most of the slopes you mention. I have never been with another flyer though!

We almost bought a house there a couple of years ago but it fell through, as they do.

Hi
Dad and lots and lots of rellys lived in Woolacombe; my dear departed aunt and uncle used to run the woolacombe Post Office. Spent summers down on the dunes and 'up Morthoe' with various cousins in the 1960's. :af
Lovely place.
'Dont just stand there; get one up!!'

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2011, 15:07:48 PM »
Is the green on black any better?

Having asked the question I missed the reply. Yes, green on black is much more visible.

Guy

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2011, 17:26:38 PM »
Thanks for the input guys. :af

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2011, 18:02:30 PM »
More slope access information posted and video gallery added.

http://www.northdevonslopers.webs.com/

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2012, 20:40:00 PM »
Hi, I am staying down in Exmoor in a week or so. Any good slope suggestions would be appreciated please  :)

Cheers,
Lee
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2012, 22:47:03 PM »
Check out our website (link in my signature), it lists most of the accessible sites.
Whereabouts on Exmoor are you staying?
If you want to come flying with us, just drop me an Email at the address on the website.

Cheers - DF

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2012, 13:23:40 PM »
Check out our website (link in my signature), it lists most of the accessible sites.
Whereabouts on Exmoor are you staying?
If you want to come flying with us, just drop me an Email at the address on the website.
Cheers - DF

Thanks very much for the reply. I'm staying near Dunster on the Eastern side of Exmoor. I'll drop you a line and hopefully meet up sometime over the next week or to at a handy slope  :af
Thanks,
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2012, 16:34:38 PM »
North Hill at Minehead would probably be nearest to you. Works from SW - NE, I believe.
Bit far up the road for me just for a quick session. ;)

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North Devon Slopers
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2012, 22:55:52 PM »
Gents,

I'm working in South Molton all this week, is anyone out after work this week as I've brought the Weasel and the Fusion for a play!!??

Cheers

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2012, 19:01:32 PM »
Thursday or Friday afternoon/evening looks best, at the moment, for this week.
Saturday and Sunday looking good as well.
Mortehoe is an ideal Weasel/Fusion slope and should be working well all days. :af


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« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2012, 19:27:24 PM »
I'll be out after work in Thursday?

My number is 07964001195

Cheers

Adam

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2012, 19:35:40 PM »
I'll let you know when we are going.
Will probably text you on Thursday morning.
Details of the Mortehoe site are on the North Devon Slopers website.

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2012, 20:24:39 PM »
Ah, Mortehoe...flown it many times on holidays to Devon.

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2012, 16:40:08 PM »
Looks like Thursday might be a washout.  >:(
Friday is looking better......................but we all know that can change. ::)

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« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2012, 17:20:42 PM »
Maybe next week I'll catch up with you guys as head back to Cotswold on Friday.
Adam

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« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2012, 20:08:39 PM »
Sorry to say I didn't get to sample any of the slopes whilst on holiday in Exmoor. It was either raining or very light winds. Still, the wife and I really liked the place so we will be back at some point for sure :)
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« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2012, 21:08:43 PM »
I'll be out for some flying around Barnstaple on Thursday evening if there's anyone around? I finish in the office in South Molton at 5 so could be at a slope around 5:30??

Adam

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2012, 22:24:54 PM »
It will either be Mortehoe (SW) or Codden (SSW) on Thursday, if the weather holds.
I've got to go up country on Thursday afternoon, so won't be around. Some of the other lads will probably be out though. :af

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2012, 19:48:46 PM »
Acacia country!
Fantastic afternoons soaring in mega lift at Foreland Point. :D
Every time I fly this plane, I just enjoy it more and more. :af


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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2012, 20:13:34 PM »
Good flying at Codden today Mart....life`s a bitch when you have to work... :nananana:


see if this message comes out in the right place..... :)

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2012, 21:17:22 PM »
You can fall out with some people, you know!  :study:
Still.................only 370 working days to my pension..........not that I'm counting....... ^-^

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2012, 10:18:46 AM »
Not much action from The Proper Cornish Slopers lot Mart...whats more no postings from Roger.....strange..?.

Sent him a text message as well about three weeks ago, no reply to that either, never mind be down there in 3 weeks or so, dare say will catch up with him then... :-\

Rather hoping the wind might pick up a couple of MPH and swing round to a southerly and if that happen`s i`m off up the hill...... :nananana:

You reading this as well Mr Mills ?...





 

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