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Slopes near Manchester?
« on: July 28, 2010, 11:26:07 AM »
Does anyone know of any good slope soaring sites near Manchester?


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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 17:37:34 PM »
Depends on wind direction and what side of Manchester you want.  :''
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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 17:59:17 PM »
I'd prefer the south or south east side, but I'm open to suggestions.

I've never been slope soaring and I'd like to try it.


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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 18:13:52 PM »
Hi

We have a NW site that might be worth a visit, do you live in the area?

Link to web site of MMSA MMSA web page
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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 18:40:17 PM »
Thanks.

Google maps tells me it's a 45 minute drive (so probably an hour).  That's doable though.

Would I have to join to fly there?


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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 18:41:58 PM »
Google maps tells me it's a 45 minute drive (so probably an hour).  That's doable though.

Would I have to join to fly there?

That is the agreement with the National Trust, also BMFA insurance is needed.
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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 18:49:28 PM »
BMFA insurance isn't a problem.  Maybe I can talk the whole club into joining.  It's http://www.hemac.co.uk/


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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 19:26:12 PM »
Hi

We have a NW site that might be worth a visit, do you live in the area?

Link to web site of MMSA MMSA web page


The link to the MMSA only shows the south facing slope, where exactly is the NW slope as its looking  NW tomorrow and i wouldnt mind trying a new slope?

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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 19:32:24 PM »
Hi

Sorry I meant to say NW of Manchester, there are other hill we use. A chat to people there will get you more information about other places, we don't want to tell everyone do we?

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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 22:29:54 PM »
Most of the hills we use are national trust,  some are private some are owned by farmers, and clubs have negotiated with them,  far better me thinks to go with a club and MMSA member first :) firefox can possibly put you in touch with club secs etc,  huddersfield club are, i think, the most active on the slopes these days,     i will see if i can get a breakdown of the various slopes and wind directions

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Re: Slopes near Manchester?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 13:11:35 PM »
i will see if i can get a breakdown of the various slopes and wind directions
Thanks.  I'll be bringing it up at our club meeting on Tuesday, so it would be nice if it looked like I'd done some research :)


 

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