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Coastal Sites
Battern   
Beesands    
Dizzard   
Maker Heights
Polhawn
Strete      
Struddick farm  
Trethill Cliffs
Whitsands Bay  
Woolacoombe
Inland Sites
Belstone
Chinkwell
Corn ridge
Cox Tor     
King Tor
Meldon Hill
Wigery Cross  
Dartmoor Rules
Firing Ranges

 

MAKER HEIGHTS  SE

Sheet 201   Grid SX  438 515     Site Officer      John Owen-Jones

Suitability Hang Glider   Pilot rated,  experienced pilots only
Suitability Paraglider     Pilot

Dimensions
200 metres by 2 miles from Cawsand to Picklecombe Point.

Rigging

Take Off
W
alk across the field to the
slope, but not too far forward if you want to clear the hedge in front of take off. You should roughly be facing the Great Mewstone and should aim to clear the hedge between the two small tree clumps. Keep on lots of speed to get through any rotor from the hedge.

Top Landing
Top landing is usually in the field behind launch or across the road in the field belonging to Maker Camp. Have a good look before you take off because it has wire fences to avoid.
A better landing is now further back in the 400ft contour area, if it is not in crop.

Bottom landing
None for Hang gliders
Paragliders may be able to land crosswind in the long field at the bottom of the cliff, running from below launch towards Kingsand- be careful, the field slopes towards the sea -check it out before you fly

Hazards

No Bottom Landing for Hangliders.

Beware of being sucked into the gulley immediately to the right (west) of launch.

Local Flying

Nearest Telephone

Nearest Hospital                                   Telephone:

Directions

Cross the Torpoint ferry from Plymouth and join the A374 for 2 miles. Turn left to St John, then continue past Millbrook on the B3247 and turn off for Kingsand. Go down the hill for half a mile, then at the junction above the village, turn left up a steep narrow hill. The road levels out at the top and some old pillboxes and defences can be seen overlooking the sea. The Hang Gliding take off area is from a field further on (belonging to Mr Martin of Home Farm, Mount Edgcumbe), just past a footpath on the right.

Parking

 


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