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Coastal Sites
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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

 

POLHAWN FIELDS      WEST

Sheet 201   Grid SX  422 497    Site Officer  Karl Sweeney

Suitability Hang Glider No
Suitability Paraglider Club Pilot 

Dimensions
250 metres by 800 metres

Do not fly over the red flags at Tregantle Fort as this a military firing range, and as such may only be flown over after checking with the MOD

Firing Ranges Information.

Do not handle anything that could be a Shell or Ammunition

This site is part of Whitsand Bay on the South East end where the road forks with Rame Head / Cawsand.
No landing fields have been negotiated in this Rame Head area, except the take off field.
The farmer in the other area has been approached but does not want us interfering with his farming activities.

Rigging
On grass slope behind take off.

Take Off
Good

Top Landing
Good

Bottom landing
None, plenty of slope landings with no problem

Hazards
No bottom landing field, even at low tide the beach is covered in rocks.

Local Flying
Restricted to very local area with wind from West.

XC Flying
Not if Westerly with Plymouth Sound downwind.

Nearest Telephone:

Nearest Hospital      Plymouth Derriford Hospital

Telephone: 

Directions
Take Torpoint ferry from Plymouth and join A374 to Anthony for 3 miles, fork left on the B3247 for a mile. Turn left at the "T" junction and then next right to join the Rame Head coast road marked "Whitsands". Follow this road past Freathy to the fork of Rame Head and Cawsand. Follow the track to the take off field.

Parking
Near the road junction, inland of the road on the grass verge.

 


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