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SDHGPC Site:
Maker

Check our Before you Fly page.

Location

  • OS Map Coordinates: Sheet 201 - SX 438 515
  • Latitude: 50°20'30.7"N
  • Longitude: 4°11'44.3"W
  • Geo ID: geo:50.3407,-4.1944?z=15

Suitability

  • Paragliding: Pilot
  • Hang-gliding: Pilot — experienced pilots only

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

Weather

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Check the forecast for Maker.

Find the interactive site map on the right.

Take Off

Walk across the field to the slope, but not too far forward if you want to clear the hedge in front of take off. You should roughly be facing the Great Mewstone and should aim to clear the hedge between the two small tree clumps. Keep on lots of speed to get through any rotor from the hedge.

Top Landing

Top landing is usually in the field behind launch or across the road in the field belonging to Maker Camp. Have a good look before you take off because it has wire fences to avoid.

Bottom landing

None for Hang gliders
Paragliders may be able to land crosswind in the long field at the bottom of the cliff, running from below launch towards Kingsand- be careful, the field slopes towards the sea -check it out before you fly

Hazards

No Bottom Landing for Hangliders.

Beware of being sucked into the gulley immediately to the right (west) of launch.

Directions

Past Millbrook on the B3247 and turn off for Kingsand. Go down the hill for half a mile, then at the junction above the village, turn left up a steep narrow hill marked Earl’s Drive. The road levels out at the top and some old pillboxes and defences can be seen overlooking the sea. The Hang Gliding take off area is from a field further on (belonging to Mr Martin of Home Farm, Mount Edgcumbe), just past a footpath on the right.

Sat Nav directions to parking.

Interactive Site Map


Emergency Information

Dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.
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 201 - SX 438 515 or specific location if different.
  • Details of casualty: Name, Age, Address (if known).