Flying on Dartmoor is controlled by law, permission to do so has to be granted by the Dartmoor National Parks Authority. South Devon Hang-Gliding & Paragliding 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.
It is illegal to drive 15 yards (13.75 metres) from the metal/tarmac road on Dartmoor.
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.
Check the Dartmoor Firing Ranges before flying.
Dartmoor National Park have supplied information of areas in which they would like us to avoid:
The following are National Nature Conservancy and other conservation areas to be avoided at all times:
To avoid rare ground nesting birds