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Slope Soaring near Sandbach Cheshire?
« on: September 20, 2012, 18:53:03 PM »
I visit family in Sandbach from time to time and was wondering if there are any slopes in the region suitable for flying my RCRCM Tomcat and Dorado slopers.

Thanks for any info

Gordon


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Re: Slope Soaring near Sandbach Cheshire?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 19:08:24 PM »
Hi Gordon,
When I stay in West Kirby on The Wirral I try to get round to Moel Famau which is just North of Mold, takes about an hour which looks about the same distance from Sandbach. It's a huge hill that your models will tear up the sky at with no problem and decent landing zones too. If you go often I think you need to be a member of the NT. Paul Jubb (slopedragon x) organises slope fly in days there, unfortunately I couldn't make this year.

I have fancied driving over to Bosley Cloud near Congleton, the LMMGA have several sites round there.
Maybe next year.
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Slope Soaring near Sandbach Cheshire?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 19:18:09 PM »
If its SW you have to try the Great Orme. Epic site and nice LDZ.


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Re: Slope Soaring near Sandbach Cheshire?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 19:33:19 PM »
Hi Gordon
You could always call us or drop us an email if you're in the area.  The nearest slopes to Sandbach are probably those we use in the Peak District and of course there is the Cloud as previously mentioned, but beware the rocks hidden in the heather!

http://www.batsflyers.co.uk

Cheers
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Re: Slope Soaring near Sandbach Cheshire?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 19:54:26 PM »
Ian thanks for the link, I have bookmarked it for future use.

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Re: Slope Soaring near Sandbach Cheshire?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 13:53:19 PM »
Thankyou for the link Ian, and I've bookmarked it too.

The Great Orme is about 85 miles from Sandbach so not near enough a quick whizz about after tea.  I was wondering if anyone flew near Biddulph, or maybe near the Roaches just to the  N-E of Leek.

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Slope Soaring near Sandbach Cheshire?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 17:36:11 PM »
The LMMGA sites aren't far from the Roaches.

Mow Cop looks as though it might have potential.


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Re: Slope Soaring near Sandbach Cheshire?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 19:54:42 PM »
Thanks Windy  :af

I wondered about the ridge running from Mow Cop towards Congleton as I noticed it when my wife and I visited Biddulph Manor.  The map contour lines show a rather gentler slope than we have down here, but I reckon it will work with the Tomcat with the right wind.  The minor road between Leek and Biddulph has some steep climbs over the moor, and there might be possibilities in that area too.

I found the LMMGA website, and their choice of slopes looks very good.  I'll have to contact the association the next time we're due to visit up there.

Cheers

Gordon


 

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