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Coastal Sites
Maker Heights
Struddick farm  
Trethill Cliffs
Whitsands Bay  
Inland Sites
Corn ridge
Cox Tor    
King Tor
Meldon Hill
Wigery Cross  
Dartmoor Rules
Firing Ranges


Cox Tor  SW to NW

Sheet   191   Grid    SX 529 764 

Take the Tavistock/Princetown road to the car park due south of the western- most tor (this is Cox Tor). From there drive towards Tavy and as the road starts to lose height there’s a narrow tarmaced road off to the right which will take you to the base of the Tor where you can park. But only close to the road ( there’s a local Dartmoor bylaw which prohibits driving too far away from tarmac).

Top Access
A steep but fairly short carry up from the parking at the bottom.

Do not park more than 15m from a metalled ( tarmac ) road.
Do not block gate access or cause obstructions.

National Park Rules do apply, and we are highly visible to the National Park Wardens.

Suitability HG     Club Pilot with advice
Suitability PG      Club pilot

Hang glider. Easy
, but rigging area exposed in strong winds
Paraglider  .Easy

Take Off
Straight forward for both HGs and Pgs

Top Landing
Good, as long as clear of  boulders

Slope Landing
Beware of boulders, and boulder have been known to hide in bracken.

Bottom Landing
PG Good , but beware boulders in bracken. 
Trickey, beware boulders in bracken, and the fact that the ground does sloope away, so landing a double surface HG can be interesting. You do need to track across wind very low before turing into wind.  Check out the bottom landing area first, especially if the wind is 'off' the hill.

Be sure not to fly over the farm to the west of the site i.e. beyond the stone wall at the bottom of the TO hill, unless well above TO height as the farmer takes exception to people flying low over his cattle and we have assured him this won‘t happen anymore.
Beware of boulders especially hidden by fern growth and on top of the Tor if being blown back in strong winds.

Local Flying
Tor is not very steep, so dynamic lift is limited. 

XC Flying
Excellent potential. But read the Safety Warnings if crossing Dartmoor . The west face is best for XC, allowing the road across the moor to be followed to Two Bridges , Dartmeet, Ashburton and beyond.

Last updated   November 2013