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Sloping in south east Cornwall
« on: August 25, 2009, 08:15:37 AM »
Hi Guys,

Off to south-east Cornwall soon.  Can anyone recommend a couple of slope sites suitable for foam wing flying?  Lantic Bay, Rame and Freathy look good  - are they?

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RH7


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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 09:20:36 AM »
Being a west cornwall type chap I havent flown over that way, but if its anything like west cornwal you'll have endless cliffs/slopes to choose from. Just look at google maps, find a bit of coast pointing in the right wind direction, find some suitable parking and you're sorted.

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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 09:43:29 AM »
Whitsand Bay is very good, but the landing zones are not that great. Lots of gorse and thick bushes to land into next to the clifftop road (Military Rd. ? I think) between Rame and Tregantle Fort. Best spot along here is Polhawn lawn, there is a decent patch of grass here and the lift is typically smooth and strong. One of my faves.


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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 10:28:12 AM »
Hes flying a foam wing... who cares about landing areas  :D

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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 13:09:27 PM »
lantic bay is pretty good, Julian B flies there when he's down, he's aslo got a spot on the West side of Looe
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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 21:55:13 PM »
Try tramping thro 50 yards of brambles and gorse to retrieve your wing, you wont want to do it twice. :banghead: I found a fairly good spot above Portwrinkle, if there is no-one home in Tregantle M.O.D. you might want to try there too. If they are using the ranges they usually fly red flags.
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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 22:06:46 PM »
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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 18:58:37 PM »
Thanks guys..

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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 12:56:01 PM »
Hi, I'm going to be near St Austell for a few days this week and given the wessterly wind forecast wondered where might be best very close by. Looking at maps around the bay to Polkerris area looks to have potential, anyone got other suggestions? I can't stray too far from the town probably 1/2 hr away at max.
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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010, 19:45:20 PM »
So you're in mid Cornwall which is where I live (between St Austell and Newquay).

Westerly's really work best on the north coast. Will depend on what your flying. Foam will give you more options. You could look at the headland between Par and Fowey on the Par side. The coastal path runs through some fields that you might be able to fly from, and it faces west I think.

Alternatively there's Hamburger Hill on the A30 nr Fraddon. It's in land so not as good as Aggie (a great SW to N site) but faces west and should pick up some thermal boost this week. If you cant see how to get there pm me a number and I'll give you the details.


You're also on the edge of clay country with lots of unexplored slopes that you might be able to get to and fly from, just be aware that I'm not aware of any granted permission to fly on these sites.


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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010, 21:47:16 PM »
i think some of dodman point faces west.
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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2010, 22:46:26 PM »
i think some of dodman point faces west.

Indeed it does. Not the easiest to get to and limited landing, but worth a look if all else fails.

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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2010, 22:52:16 PM »
are we thinking of different places si? it's a bit of a walk, but not hard, but the LZ is huge
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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2010, 18:51:34 PM »
Thanks for the replies, wasn't allowed to take a glider with me this time but I'm sure I'll be back at some point.

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Re: Sloping in south east Cornwall
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2010, 07:11:18 AM »
Rame is BRILLIANT - make sure you go there next time - good landing too  :af


 

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