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slope sites in Suffolk and Norfolk
« on: April 11, 2016, 10:18:01 AM »
Stop laughing in the back !  ;D

There are bumpy bits in both counties, though I appreciate they don't match the much bigger bumpy bits in other parts of the UK.

And there are some cliffs, albeit not huge.

I've flown my "Wildthing" foamy in Devon and Yorkshire, and wondering if there are any sites  local to me in Mid Suffolk. I'm also getting a leccy glider so that offers a bit of flexibility.
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Re: slope sites in Suffolk and Norfolk
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 13:58:03 PM »
;) ;D ;) ;D ;) ;D

http://en-gb.topographic-map.com/places/Suffolk-54362/


coincidentally I live in an area known as "High Suffolk", a few hundred yards away the altitude (!) is 174ft but sadly the ground slopes away gradually and with no significant changes to provide updraughts.

There are some sea cliffs that do work given a wind in the right direction. I was tempted by a "bund" wall round a coastal wetland which was all of 30ft high , but the fact there was only  a narrow band of dry land of only 10 yards wide, steeply sloping on either side on which to land rather put me off, my landing skills not being that accurate!
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Re: slope sites in Suffolk and Norfolk
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 15:51:09 PM »
As the map shows, there are very few places where the elevation (colour) change is rapid and large enough for conventional slope soaring lift, even discounting the requirements of wind direction, clear/legal/safe area TO fly, and landing zone.

I have slope soared my Mark 1 Alula from a low beach pebble shelve at Bracklesham Bay on a barely perceptible "puff", so one of those opens up all sorts of places, but unless you can get a good one second hand the options there are limited.  (Mine is 89 grammes flight ready)
The significantly heavier Mk 2/3 is nowhere near as good in that respect, nor is the Libelle, which I really do not rate at all, not only being less agile but also considerably more awkward and fragile to transport.

Be better off looking at thermal/slermal tools for the flatlands with the option of EP launch and recovery IMO.



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Re: slope sites in Suffolk and Norfolk
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 16:29:07 PM »
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There is a place at East Runton near Cromer Norfolk where you can fly off the cliffs.
Kelling heath near Holt has an east slope. I am not 100% sure if that one is still available.

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Re: slope sites in Suffolk and Norfolk
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2016, 18:45:05 PM »
Ipswich club flys regularly at Felixstowe. That's all I know!

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