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CHINKWELL     WSW - SSW

 

Sheet 191    Grid SX  727 783    Site Officer      John Owen-Jones

Suitability   Hang Glider Pilot
Suitability   Paraglider    Pilot 

Dimensions
350 ft above the cars, but 650 ft above the valley floor for 1/2 mile.

This is a valley site which is turbulent at the best of times. with only a short beat.
Not an easy site, so inexperienced pilots and visitors should not fly without a local experienced pilot present for advice.


We have an agreement with Mr Coker of Poundsgate Farm, Tel: 01363 247
Avoid landing below the moor. Only TWO gliders in the air at once.
Do not fly if the local hunt is in progress and avoid riders on horseback.

Rigging
Paragliders will find it difficult to find clear areas to lay out.

Take Off
Very Narrow and Rocky

Top Landing
Good but fairly small

Bottom landing
There is no direct bottom landing off the moor. Use the bottom landing areas indicated, which are almost level with take off after flying off the southern end of the ridge, but 1/4 mile back above / behind the cars where the ground levels out in the boggy area. Choose an area close to the village but beware the trees and power lines.

Hazards

Turbulent Site. Hang Gliders should inspect landing area prior to take off.

XC Flying
Excellent potential

Nearest Telephone

Nearest Hospital                                          Telephone:

Directions
Take the road North from the A38 to Cold East Cross for 4 miles, then turn right for Bonehill Down. Follow the road for 2 miles to Rock Basins and Chinkwell Tor. From Haytor take the Widecombe road but turn right befor dropping down the last hill to Widecombe. Do not drive up the track at Chinkwell Tor or Block it with parked cars.

Parking
Either side of the road just above the fields or in the lay-by 50 metres up the track.

 

 

 


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