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Last update : Apr 19th 2014
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    GR : 5.59
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GPS coordinates : take off : 50°34'6" (50.5685)N; 4°4'33" (4.0761)W - Elevation : 429 m.
landing : 50°34'8" (50.569)N; 4°5'2" (4.0839)W - Elevation : 330 m.
Take off : Good, but beware large boulders.

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. XC from the north face quickly meets the sea. The northwest corner is rocky and difficult. The south face is quite shallow, making soaring difficult, but good for training.
Landing : Good , but beware boulders.
Going there : Leave Tavistock road on the B3357 toward Princetown. For the west and north faces, as the road leaves the fields on the steep part of the hill, turn left and pass a barn which is just visible from the main road. Follow the road for about 400 metres to the Westerly site, or a mile for the northerly site.
The Southerly site is used for training, parking at the top of the hill on the main road, in the car park on the right.

Do not park more than 15 metres from the road or track.
Comments : Site is good for several wind directions:
NNW to NNE, WSW to NW, SSE to SSW (for training)
Weather hazards : Hang Gliders - This site can be rough at any time, but especially in strong winds - 22mph or greater. Modern Hang gliders are difficult to land on the west face.
Flight regulation : Dartmoor

Flying on Dartmoor is controlled by law, permission to do so has to be granted by the Dartmoor National Parks Authority. South Devon HG & PG Club has a licence to fly, only on designated sites for it's members. The club has been authorised to control Hang Gliding and Paragliding on the moor.
Anyone wishing to do so must be a member of the club, ( full or temporary ) and also a member of the BHPA with current third party insurance.
Dartmoor is not only a military training area, but also a designated DANGER AREA from ground level to 10,000 feet.

DO NOT CROSS areas bounded by Range Marker Boards when red flags are flying from nearby high points.

DO NOT PICK UP any unidentified objects.

Keep a sharp lookout for low flying aircraft, particularly during the week.

It can be a very long and lonely walk out, especially for Hang Glider pilots. Advise others of your intentions, always carry map, compass and water. Dartmoor can be an unforgiving environment.

Areas to Avoid
Dartmoor National Park have supplied information of areas in which they would like us to avoid landing ( except in true emergency), or crossing on foot away from established paths. Overflying is not a problem.

The following are National Nature Conservency and other conservation areas.
Avoid at all times

Wistmans Wood/Longaford Newtake 2km North of Two Bridges East of West Dart River for 1km ,1km North of B3212 to 3 km North of B3212
Black-a-tor Copse NE side of West Okement river 1Km East of Corn Ridge
Piles Copse 5km N of Ivybridge 1km sq approx 642611 to 649622
Enclosed areas of Huntingdon Warren 1 km NW of Avon Reservoir
Rocky areas of Cox Tor

The above would seem to be areas which would need to be avoided on safety grounds in any case.

To avoid rare ground nesting birds - from March 1st to 15 July
Only the Cut Hill/Black Hill area is a likely potential landing site, the others are not likely to be chosen if other options are available.

Tavy Cleave
Steeperton Tor 2km SSW of Belstone (Oke Tor) ridge, just within the top 50 vertical feet contour
Headland Warren This is already an avoidance area between Grimspound and the Warren Inn, downwind of King Tor
Cut Hill/Black Hill, area to E, NE and SE of Fur Tor (Wading birds) about 12 sq Km in total, This is downwind, 7 km SW of Sourton
Keep away from where waders might nest.
Swell Tor Quarries 3km West of Princetown, quarries and 100m around.
People to contact : Firing Ranges and Coastguard Contacts
Dartmoor Firing Range Tapes 0800 4584868
Dartmoor Firing Ranges, Okehampton 01837 52241 ext 3210
Tregantle Firing Range 01752 822516 or 07817028790
Coast Guard, North Coast 01792 366534
Coast Guard, South Coast 01305 760439
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Take off : 50.5685 N; 4.0761 W
Landing : 50.569 N; 4.0839 W
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