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SE Wales Sites Guide - Cwmparc


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Cwmparc

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Grid Reference: SS 932 951
OS Landranger: 170
Latitude: 51.644523 (51º 38.67140'N)
longitude: -3.544904 (3º 32.69425'W)

Site Ref: 7.074
Liaison Site Datum: SS 932 951
Freephone: 0800 515544

Wind Direction: NNE - ENE (022º - 068º)
Best Direction: NE (045º)

Height ASL: 490m (1,600ft)
Top to Bottom: 290m (1,000ft)

Minimum Rating Hang Gliding: Pilot
Minimum Rating Paragliding: Pilot

This guide should be read in conjunction with the site map for Cwmparc.
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Road access:

From the M4 at Bridgend, or from the Rhondda on the A4061. Alternatively from Maesteg and Port Talbot on the A4017.

Parking:

Use the car parks, do not obstruct the road.

Take-off:

Hang gliders should carry up, rig and take-off from the hill behind the road (minimal carry). Watch out for rotor at the back of the hill. Paragiders can take-off in front of, and to the East of the road.

Landing:

Top landings on top of the hill (A) can be turbulent, and must be very precise. Beware of severe rotor behind the cliffs. There is also a very real danger of being pushed back into the valley behind the hill.

The hang glider bottom landing (B) is a narrow strip at the bottom of the valley, and can not be reached by paragliders. Paragliders should use the track area (C) on the bend in the road. This can also be used for hang glider "fly on the wall" landings. The whole bowl is very rough ground.

Flying:

This is a radical site. It's subject to severe rotor behind the cliffs at take-off, and anywhere behind the road, other than the indicated top landing area. This site is rarely flown by hang gliders, and only occasionally flown by paragliders.

Hazards:

Rotor as indicated above.

Other rules:

This is a radical site. No flying on Bank Holiday Weekends.

Site status:

Members Only - This site may only be flown by members of the SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club, and by members of the Welsh Free Flight Federation.

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