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SDHGPC Site:
Strete

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Location

  • OS Map Coordinates: Sheet 202 - SX 835 458
  • Latitude: 50°18'08.9"N
  • Longitude: 3°38'09.0"W
  • Geo ID: geo:50.3024,-3.6358?z=15

Suitability

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

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

Weather

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Check the forecast for Strete.

Find the interactive site map on the right.

Take Off

150 ft asl. Launching PG and HG easy, though steep. Road behind and power lines and behind and down-wind of take-off. Don’t get blown back!

200 ft at take off, up to 400ft at the top of the hill x 1½ miles.

A committee member must be present at all times when the site is flown and the licence requires at least two people on site at any time. Maximum of 15 in the air to avoid overcrowding.

Top Landing

No top landing for hg’s. Slope landing for pg’s.

Slope Landing

Slope landing for pg’s.

Bottom landing

Provided livestock is not disturbed, paragliders may land in the field. Hang gliders must land on the beach. Near the car park is most convenient. Do not land at NE end of the beach, unless you want to meet some naturists. And you will have along walk.

Hazards

Power lines behind, and down-wind of take-off. Don’t get blown back! Possible rotor if slope landing at the base of the slope

XC Flying

Once flying and to the left above the trees some good heights are possible. If there is some south in the wind it’s possible to soar the trees overlooking the Lea.

The run to Blackpool Sands is not difficult given sufficient height, though there are limited bottom landing options beyond Matthew Point and beyond Blackpool Sands no bottom landing. Paragliders have occasionally crossed Blackpool Sands and flown at Stoke Fleming and beyond.

Directions

From Plymouth via Modbury on the A379 to Kingsbridge, Torcross & Slapton Sands Or turn off at Modbury on the B3207 towards Dartmouth to avoid the summer traffic jams around Kingsbridge and the coast road. Another route used is to go via the A38, to Totnes via the South Brent turn off and then B3372 Avonwick B3210 or via the A385 leaving the A38 at Marley Head. From the north you should leave the A38 at Buckfastleigh and use the A364 to Totnes. For all routes (except the first from Slapton), when leaving Halwell, go up the hill on the B3207 for 3 miles towards Dartmouth, then take the right turn for Strete.

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 202 - SX 835 458 or specific location if different.
  • Details of casualty: Name, Age, Address (if known).