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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #120 on: October 06, 2012, 03:00:34 AM »
Anybody ever flown a NE at Codden ?...XCW reckon`s 9mph,,better than nothing I guess...


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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #121 on: October 06, 2012, 07:52:35 AM »
Codden will be flyable in a NE wind, best to fly as far along to the right as you can without actually going on the bowl, but still facing out at Landkey. Should work ok, as the North side generates more lift than the South in most conditions.

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #122 on: October 06, 2012, 08:07:49 AM »

Cheer`s mr fryer...sorry flyer  ! ! !..lol


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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #123 on: October 07, 2012, 19:30:40 PM »
Saturday coming is looking like a Foreland point day...Fingers crossed the weather prediction does not change.....and PIG`S might fly......
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #124 on: October 10, 2012, 08:04:26 AM »
.....and PIG`S might fly......Told you so..
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #125 on: November 08, 2012, 19:37:34 PM »

Good conditions for a slope at Codden south tomorrow....anybody up for an HOUR or SO, about 10 ish ?..

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #126 on: May 27, 2013, 10:47:31 AM »
Looking for a bit of help on slopes around north devon, i checked out the various slope finders and the directions SW/W/NW/N seem to be covered in the Woolacombe to Bossington Hill region.
Bossington seems to be a popular PGs spot from what ive read, is this true, making flying tricky?
Looking for coverage of SW/W/NW/N where is the best place to stay in the north devon to have these directions covered? Ilfracombe?
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #127 on: June 03, 2013, 21:51:53 PM »
North Devonians...I'm visiting my old stomping grounds this coming weekend, and getting a bit of Aerotowing in at Belle Vue airfield too.

Depending on wind direction I intend to spend at least half a day sloping my scale glass ships...I'm keeping my fingers crossed Woolacombe Down is on.

Anybody else out?

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #128 on: June 10, 2013, 23:43:13 PM »
After being sunburnt for two days flying off the flat I popped over to Codden but the wind had just a little too much East in it on the South slope, so SSE didn't really do it unless a boomer thermal came over at the right moment. Crazy rotor from that little quarry too!

Has anyone flown from North Lobb Hill before, I recall in the past somebody saying they used to hanglide from there...?


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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #129 on: June 11, 2013, 02:56:53 AM »

Has anyone flown from North Lobb Hill before, I recall in the past somebody saying they used to hanglide from there...?
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Never heard of North Lobb Hill before, do you mean North hill, Minehead ?

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #130 on: June 11, 2013, 03:44:48 AM »
Never heard of North Lobb Hill before, do you mean North hill, Minehead ?

Its above Lobb fields in Braunton on the way out to Saunton, S to SSE. There's a couple of antenna at the top that I guess is from when the RAF were at Chivenor, not sure if they are still operational?

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #131 on: June 11, 2013, 10:52:04 AM »
Its above Lobb fields in Braunton on the way out to Saunton, S to SSE. There's a couple of antenna at the top that I guess is from when the RAF were at Chivenor, not sure if they are still operational?

I have never flown there but DF probably has and he is on holiday until thursday, so no help on that one.... sorry.

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« Reply #132 on: June 11, 2013, 12:12:52 PM »
I, am my colleagues used to fly from Lobb field, many years ago when we used to holiday down in North Devon. We had many a pleasant days soaring from there, in a southerly wind, as well as the added bonus of being able to watch the Hawks taking off and landing at Chivenor in the valley below.
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #133 on: June 11, 2013, 12:58:12 PM »
I, am my colleagues used to fly from Lobb field, many years ago when we used to holiday down in North Devon. We had many a pleasant days soaring from there, in a southerly wind, as well as the added bonus of being able to watch the Hawks taking off and landing at Chivenor in the valley below.
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Well....that`s a new one on me Eagle and thanks for a new location for me to fly from.

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #134 on: June 14, 2013, 19:52:19 PM »
Hi all, back from me hols!

Regarding Lobb Hill............the masts are still operational as far as I'm aware. Gordon W would probably be able to give you more info on them, as they were his baby when he was based at Chivenor.
Lobb is privately owned by a local farmer and there is no agreement with him to allow flying on the site, as yet.
I would ask visiting fliers not to use this site as it could jeopardise any future possible access.

Ta. DF

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« Reply #135 on: June 14, 2013, 20:09:15 PM »
DF, nice website you've put together on your sig.
I have a quick question, is there a coastal site in N Devon, that flys either NE or E? Looking to book a hols, I'm hoping if it turns north easterly I won't be scuppered! If there is, is the landing site decent? If not how do the inland site that fly NE or E shape up?
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #136 on: June 14, 2013, 20:19:01 PM »
Bit stuck for Easterly slopes around here! The only one which works well, providing the wind is up and smack on to the slope, is the Easterly Bowl on Codden Hill. Access is easy........check out the website. Codden will also work in a NE, but is better NNE - N.
For coastal sites in a NE, you would have to try the coast along from Combe Martin to Trentishoe. There are several places to fly along this stretch of coast. Access is easy for some and more difficult for others.......you would just have to take a chance on the day.

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« Reply #137 on: June 14, 2013, 20:51:20 PM »
I thought as much :( SW-W-N look fantastic. How many ft high is the slope at codden? Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #138 on: June 14, 2013, 22:12:23 PM »
Devon Flyer,

Just to clarify my comments about, my colleagues and I flying from the Lobb site, I was talking about back in the 80's, early 90's. We were shown the site by a local flyer who, together with his wife, ran the guest house in Mortehoe, that we used to stay at. He had an arrangement with the farmer who then owned the fields at Lobb, which meant we never had a problem all the years we flew there. The only rules for using the site were the obvious ones about always closing the gate into the field, especially when there were sheep in the field, and parking our cars carefully just inside the gate. I don't know if it's the same farmer who owns the land now, but we never had any problems with the owner back then.
Interestingly, in all the times we flew there, we never met any local flyers using the site. Those that we did meet at other slopes in the area, like Woolacombe Down, Morte Point, etc; didn't seem to know about Lobb !
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #139 on: June 14, 2013, 23:14:32 PM »
Just to make things perfectly clear:
I have, previously, spoken to the landowner and he was not forthcoming with permission to fly.
That is not to say that he may well change his mind in the future.
However, any non approved flying on the site would almost certainly remove any possibility of any permission to fly there at all.
In other words - best to steer clear until we have an arrangement.
As local fliers ( I live 400yds from the slope) we would appreciate it if visiting fliers would give it a miss. There are plenty of other flyable slopes in the area with easy access. Just check out the website in my signature.

Thanks - DF
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #140 on: November 21, 2013, 07:25:23 AM »
I'm popping down for a weekend of visiting friends/drinking/eating/flying.

Wind direction looks NNE through to ENE over Sat to Sun so may try Codden and Trentishoe depending on which way its blowing. Have a new X-Models Swift that needs a good work out!

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #141 on: October 17, 2015, 13:37:23 PM »
Hey Everyone,
No action on here for ages and the north devon slopers website seems to have been taken over by La Guardia airport!
Coming down to Exmoor next weekend, so does anyone know where I can find out some info on local slopes?
Cheers,
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #142 on: October 17, 2015, 14:16:42 PM »

Hi Ben
I`m the last relic of NDS and happy to point you in the right direction, if you have facebook find me under slipperysloper around wednesday when I will have a better idea of wind direction but at the moment with this East direction we are all suffering.

Or you can ring me ...Martin..... on 07708911093

Where are you coming from ?

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #143 on: October 17, 2015, 14:44:03 PM »
Hi Martin,
Thanks for the reply, coming down from the Cotswolds on Friday evening so might get time for a bit of flying Sat and Sun.  I'll get in touch nearer the time to check what models might be suitable, looking forward to it, I've been wanting to fly down there for ages but never been.  We're staying in Kentisbury so looking at the western end of things but the hills around the minehead area look good too!
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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #144 on: October 17, 2015, 14:56:21 PM »

Ok Ben.....message received , remember clocks go forward next w/end.

Your going to be close to Minehead and some real good slopes, Bossington hill for one is real good but fingers crossed the weather direction changes for the better by then.

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Re: North Devon Slopers
« Reply #145 on: June 16, 2016, 16:28:58 PM »
Is anyone still actively sloping in North Devon?


 

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