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Firing Ranges



CORN RIDGE     NW - NE 

Sheet 191 Grid SX  553 895    Site Officer      John Owen-Jones

Suitability Hang Glider Club Pilot
Suitability Paraglider Club Pilot  

Dimensions
400 ft to bottom landing, 700 ft back to parking area.

Excellent North facing bowl which is soarable in lighter winds.  

Rigging
Plenty of sloping area to lay out.

Take Off
Good, but beware the sunken paths cut across the hill when handling and running.

Top Landing
Good, but beware of rocks.

Bottom landing
Good large and flat.

Hazards
Army Firing Ranges behind site. Steep gulleys, rocks and reservoir. Beware of the power lines and sloping ground if landing at the parking area. Do not land in Nature Conservency areas, see "Flying on Dartmoor".
 

Local Flying
Excellent.

XC Flying
Excellent potential.

Nearest Telephone
At Sourton Services.

Nearest Hospital    Tavistock.                  Telephone:

Directions

From A30 leave at Sourton services Interchange and take the A386 Tavistock road.

Prewley water treatment works access is 300 meters South of the slip road, the second on the left.
Walk in a South Easterly direction, avoiding the bogs and wet ground.

Maintain your height after leaving the wall and cross the valley near the top to reduce your climb around the rim of the bowl.
This is a long walk up to take off, approximately 1.5 miles.  

Parking
At the entrance to the Water treatment works.
Do not block this entrance road, or the farmers access to the moor.  

 


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