Slope flying and soaring guide

Some information may be wrong, it is best to check with the local club who will usually be pleased to help with information if it is not on their web site.
links at the bottom of page.
Thanks to all those who have helped with this project
Most of this has come from other lists

 Slope Soaring sites UK
 West Country/Midland


I have just started this list please help
www.ebley.plus.com email phil
Stroud Gloucestershire Cotswolds
last updated 23.10.05
I am trying to cover the SW 1/4 excluding Wales
If there is no web site for your slope send me a page and I will add to my site
Videos
Please note many clubs have negotiated flying permission with the local land owner, the site is open to the public but only club members have permission to fly, some sites are on sensitive spots and special care is needed with flora and fauna  
Combat flying is not allowed on slopes with public access
Electric gliders are banned from all National Trust sites

county

nearest town

place, click the link  for a map of the slope

open to the public

local club
or more info

comments

wind directions

Avon MaesKnoll
Avon Bristol Lockleaze  yes  park is in Duchess Way south of the M32 & follow the path under the m32 into the parkland) small slope SE 
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe /propercornishslopers.co.uk/ 
Cornwall Black head to Beagles Point propercornishslopers.co.uk/ 
Cornwall Godreavy propercornishslopers.co.uk/  
Cornwall Pentreath
propercornishslopers.co.uk/ 

Cornwall

Reduth Sandy Acres yes Redruth MFC no info South
Cornwall    dodman  yes phoenixmp      
Cornwall Falmouth mapNare Head         
Cornwall St Agnes Head  yes phoenix info   excellent cliff
site 
SW to WNW
Cornwall Redruth  Carn Bre yes Redruth MFC no info
North

Devon

Tavistock

Cox Tor

?

info   club

rocky 442 ASL
long climb
most
Devon Honiton Hartridge yes

West Blackdown MGC
insurance needed

long west facing ridge with a flat grassy top SW to WNW.
Devon

Newton Abbott

Black Hill nr.Haytor

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Et to N

Devon Newton Abbott

black hill

? - - -
Devon Dartmoor - - http://dssc.org.uk , ,
Dorset Yoevil Pilsdon Pen - - - -
Dorset Poole Kimmeridge, - - hang glider site? -
Dorset Litton Cheney http://marquisflying.co.uk/ 
Dorset Shaftberry Win Green , .clubfly. , NW NE
Dorset Lyme Regis Charmouth http://www.aerotowing
.freeserve.co.uk/
, ,

Gloucestershire

Dursley North Nibley
Monument 
yes not registered you will be flying on private land from the footpath West
Gloucestershire

Stroud

Rodborough Common      yes

SCSA
check both slopes

easy access,
public safety is a concern, even frequencies only 
SE & E
Gloucestershire Stroud Frocester  Hill/
Coaley Picnic site
yes

SCSA Zagi flyers should take great care with the public
site details By Ian Matterson

easy access, see above, fly from the point only, even frequencies only SW to W
Gloucestershire Stroud Haresfield  Beacon yes SCSA 
two slopes check both
use even channels only, near by power club
easy access hard landing
2K from power flying field, long narrow ridge,
click for more
SW to S
Gloucestershire Dursley Cam Long Down yes SCSA  video quick time
   more info
bit of a walk, small landing area DSing? N to NE
S to SW
Gloucestershire Stroud Selsley Common yes SCSA
Check both slopes before TX is switched on 
more info and photos
flat landing, suits large scale models, take care with the public , even frequencies only N to W
Gloucestershire Cheltenham Leckhampton Hill

yes

club web site even channels only south to NE

Gloucestershire

Cheltenham

Cleeve Common

yes

club web site even channels only Sw to SE
good for NE
Hereford Hereford Garway hill Yes very near Wales

half mile climb to top parking area at the end of a rough lane.  National Trust property.  all sizes of model a Large bracken covered landing 

SW or WSW , SW, NW
Northamptonshire

Stratford

Burton Hills

 ?

smsoaring membership preferred Sw N, NE

Shropshire

Church Stretton The Long Mynd,

phone 
first

 Long Mynd Soaring Ass long walk contact club fist ,
Somerset Bath Solsbury Hill
Somerset Bristol Dundry W, NW
Somerset Bream Bream Down

Somerset

Weston Super Mare Cross Plain  ? Info DSing site west
Somerset

Minehead

North Hill, , , , SW, W, NW 
Somerset Wincanton Corton Denham , , no details ,
Somerset

Bristol

Crooks peak phone West Mendip    phone first, insurance needed all
Somerset Wellington Culmstock Beacon yes BlackdownMGC No electric
Insurance needed
SSE - W
Staffordshire Macclesfield Bosley Cloud http://www.lmmga.org/ contact club before flying W, NE & N
Staffordshire Macclesfield map http://www.lmmga.org/ contact club before flying Sw & E
Staffordshire Elkstone
Macclesfield
map - http://www.lmmga.org/  contact club before flying SE
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Corby

 Honey hill yes , no info yet ,

Wiltshire

Frome

long knoll

yes

do not use, Para gliding only 2 KM from White sheet
Wiltshire

Warminster

Westbury White Horse ,

info

  NW N

Wiltshire

Calne

Cherhill White Horse, Calne, , , , ,
Wiltshire

-

Pewsey Downs (Nap or Milk Hill) , ,  , SW
Wiltshire

Swindon

Clench Common,Martinsell  , East slope is a bit of a walk    South with 
limited landing , but a short walk.
S + E
Wiltshire  Westbury Westbury white horse yes info good slope WSW& N,E
Wiltshire

Swindon

Liddington Hill ? SWMAC none  W?/??/
Wiltshire Warminster  Cley Hill , btinternet.com/~adrian , N,E
 Wiltshire  Mere White Sheet yes
contact club
  info   CLUB 
club
 follow club rules 
contact club before flying
 ,
Wiltshire Devizes Olivers Castle  yes .phoenix info - SW NW
Wiltshire Marlborough yes info wanted - E +
Wiltshire

Swindon

Uffington White Horse

yes

www.oxfordmodel
flyingclub.co.uk/
 
big hill 

NW to NE

Wiltshire Swindon Hackpen Hill - - - -
Warwickshire Stratford Burton Dassett yes   www.smsa.co.uk membership preferred
no electric
S, W ,N .NE
- - Watership Down - - - NE
- Newbury Becon Hill - - - SW, NE
Warwickshire Bromsgrove Beacon Hill yes 'Clent Soaring Association

 busy with  walkers and kite-fliers on weekends
Easy access with car park at the top, flat landing area,  . North

Worcestershire 

Malvern

Malvern Hills

North end only

yes

Malvern S A

Park here

No combat, no dynamic soaring, no electric -
 uses peg on system. Check out rules from web site

most
south is not  good, east is spectacular 

http://www32.brinkster.com/adrianpsmith/isa/sites/UK/

http://www.doddington-kent.org.uk/MMFC/Sport_slope_report_BDoust.htm 

http://www.btinternet.com/~adrian.law/whitesheet/hill.htm

South Wales Soaring Association WEB site

Gloucestershire cooker