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SDHGPC Site:
Trethill Cliffs, Whitsand Bay

Check our Before you Fly page.

Location

  • OS Map Coordinates: Sheet 201 - SX 371 536
  • Latitude: 50°21'39.1"N
  • Longitude: 4°17'35.2"W
  • Geo ID: geo:50.3608,-4.2931?z=15

Suitability

  • Paragliding: Club Pilot — 10+ hours coastal experience
  • Hang-gliding: Club Pilot — 10+ hours coastal experience

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

Flyable wind directions

Find the interactive site map on the right.

Rigging

Hang gliders along Western edge of field
Paragliders beware of Hang gliders above and behind prior to inflation and post landing.

Take Off

Top Landing

With no flags flying approach can be from East or West. If flags are flying, approach ONLY from the West
Do not fly downwind (i.e North) of the stone wall.
Emergency landing is available in adjoining field to West.

Bottom landing

On beach below take off at low tide only- steep path from beach back to the top about 100 metres to the West of take off
or, Tregantle Beach - easier carry up. NB: Caution, cross-winds, and people on beach.

Hazards

Do not fly over Tregantle Fort 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

Do not fly more than 3 hours either side of low tide

Note position of stone wall along downwind edge of field . DO NOT LAND ON OTHER SIDE (NORTH) OF THIS WALL – FIELD IS NEARLY ALWAYS IN CROP. HG’s use wall as line for top landing approach, do not drift downwind of it. PG’s can land comfortably 10-20 metres in front of wall.

Be very careful when driving out onto the B3247 through the gate – very poor visibility in both directions. Either have someone as a look out on opposite side of road or turn hard left and park up in front of adjoining gateway whilst closing access gate.

Directions

Off B3247 through gate directly opposite Trethill Lane (park in lane whilst opening gate). Drive to the front of the hill through second gate (keep this shut if there is livestock in either field) – leave kit next to wall at western edge of field (see map) and drive back to gate, parking along hedge. Maximum of six gliders and five vehicles – so share lifts if you can. If gate is padlocked, phone Karl for combination.

Parking

Near the road junction, inland of the road on the grass verge.

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 371 536 or specific location if different.
  • Details of casualty: Name, Age, Address (if known).