on Dartmoor is controlled by law, permission to
do so has to be granted by the Dartmoor National Parks
Authority. South Devon HG & PG Club has a
licence to fly, only on designated sites for it's members. The
club has been authorised to control Hang Gliding and Paragliding
on the moor.
Anyone wishing to do so must be a member of the club, ( full or
temporary ) and also a member of the BHPA with
current third party insurance.
is not only a military training area, but also a
designated DANGER AREA from ground level
to 10,000 feet.
NOT CROSS areas bounded by Range Marker Boards
when red flags are flying from nearby high points.
NOT PICK UP any unidentified objects.
a sharp lookout for low flying aircraft, particularly
during the week.
It can be a very
long and lonely walk out, especially for Hang
Glider pilots. Advise others of your intentions,
always carry map, compass and water. Dartmoor can be an
National Park have supplied information of areas in which they
would like us to avoid landing ( except in
true emergency), or crossing on foot away from established
paths. Overflying is not a problem.
The following are National Nature Conservency and other
Avoid at all times
Wistmans Wood/Longaford Newtake 2km North of Two Bridges East of
West Dart River for 1km ,1km North of B3212 to 3 km North of
Black-a-tor Copse NE side of West Okement river 1Km East of Corn
Piles Copse 5km N of Ivybridge 1km sq approx 642611 to 649622
Enclosed areas of Huntingdon Warren 1 km NW of Avon Reservoir
Rocky areas of Cox
The above would seem to be areas which would need to be avoided
on safety grounds in any case.
To avoid rare ground nesting birds - from March 1st to
Only the Cut Hill/Black
Hill area is a likely potential landing site, the others are
not likely to be chosen if other options are available.
Steeperton Tor 2km SSW of Belstone
(Oke Tor) ridge, just within the top 50 vertical feet contour
Headland Warren This is already an avoidance area between
Grimspound and the Warren Inn, downwind of King
Hill, area to E, NE and SE of Fur Tor (Wading birds) about
12 sq Km in total, This is downwind, 7 km SW of Sourton
Keep away from where waders might nest.
Swell Tor Quarries 3km West of Princetown, quarries and 100m