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SDHGPC Site:
Polhawn Fields, Whitsand Bay

Check our Before you Fly page.

Location

  • OS Map Coordinates: Sheet 201 - SX 422 497
  • Latitude: 50°19'24.3"N
  • Longitude: 4°12'58.8"W
  • Geo ID: geo:50.3234,-4.2163?z=15

Suitability

  • Paragliding: Club Pilot
  • Hang-gliding: No

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

Weather

Find this week's weather on the right.

Check the forecast for Polhawn Fields, Whitsand Bay.

Find the interactive site map on the right.

Take Off

Good

Top Landing

No landing fields have been negotiated in this Rame Head area, except the take off field.
The farmer in the other area has been approached but does not want us interfering with his farming activities.

Slope Landing

Plenty of slope landings with no problem

Bottom landing

None. See Slope Landing

Hazards

Do not fly over Tregantle Fort (obvious large fort to the West of Freathy) when the red flags are flying, as this a military firing range!

Only to be flown over after checking with the MOD on:
01752 822516 or 07817 028790 (try both)
Tregantle Firing Times

Do not handle anything that could be a Shell or Ammunition

No bottom landing field, even at low tide the beach is covered in rocks.

Directions

Take Torpoint ferry from Plymouth and join A374 to Anthony for 3 miles, fork left on the B3247 for a mile. Turn left at the “T” junction and then next right to join the Rame Head coast road marked “Whitsands”. Follow this road past Freathy to the fork of Rame Head and Cawsand. Follow the track to the take off field.

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 422 497 or specific location if different.
  • Details of casualty: Name, Age, Address (if known).