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SDHGPC Site:
Chinkwell

Check our Before you Fly page.

Location

  • OS Map Coordinates: Sheet 191 - SX 729 780
  • Latitude: 50°35'17.8"N
  • Longitude: 3°47'48.9"W
  • Geo ID: geo:50.5890,-3.7966?z=15

Suitability

  • Paragliding: Club Pilot
  • Hang-gliding: Club Pilot

If unsure, check with one of the club coaches before flying.

Weather

Find this week's weather on the right.

Check the forecast for Chinkwell.

Find the interactive site map on the right.

Read about Dartmoor Flying before setting out.

Take Off

Very Narrow and Rocky when flying on a SW, takeoff from the top is possible when more Westerly (far more room Hang Gliders).

Top Landing

Good but fairly small.

Bottom landing

Land in or near the car park due south of the tor, if uncertain or winds are high you can land in the flat area before crossing the road to the car park (watch out for bogs!).

No express permission has been given to land in any of the fields but if you get too low there are several in the valley. Lots of them have power lines and horses in though, so please take care.

Hazzards

Turbulent Site. Hang Gliders should inspect landing area prior to take off.

XC Flying

Excellent potential.

Directions

Take the road North from the A38 to Cold East Cross for 4 miles, then turn right for Bonehill Down. Follow the road for 2 miles to Rock Basins and Chinkwell Tor. From Haytor take the Widecombe road but turn right befor dropping down the last hill to Widecombe. Do not drive up the track at Chinkwell Tor or Block it with parked cars.

Parking

Either side of the road just above the fields or in the lay-by 50 metres up the track.

Sat Nav directions to parking.

Interactive Site Map


Emergency Information

Dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Police and then Mountain Rescue explaining your circumstances.
If you cannot make voice calls, you can now contact the 999 Emergency Services by SMS. Note: You must register this prior to an emergency.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Name and mobile number of who is calling
  • What has happened?
    What is the problem, state of the casualty. Ensure you use Fall from Height and Remote Location.
  • Location: OS Grid Reference Sheet 191 - SX 729 780 or specific location if different.
  • Details of casualty: Name, Age, Address (if known).