Shepherds Tump

 
Status: Shepherds Tump is currently open to all pilots
Grid ref: SO 154 653
Latitude:
52.279062° (52° 16′ 44″ N)
Longitude:
-3.239131° (3° 14′ 21″ W)
HG rating: CP
PG rating: CP
Takes wind: 210 ° – 230 ° (SSW – SW)
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Maps: 1:50000 148 or Explorer 200
Shepherds TumpBlue arrows = take-off areas
Green triangles = landing fields
Thick red line = power lines (note: not all power lines are shown)
Red oblong = gates
P = parking
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ACCESS

South east off the A488 at Llanfihangel Rhydithon by a church. Follow the road/track up the hill. Park on the side of the track before the barn and walk to T/O on the right.

Dolau train station (with connections from Shrewsbury) is half a mile from the end of the track so easily within walking distance – good for if you go XC.

 

FLYING

  • T/O altitude 1475 ft AMSL
  • Top to bottom 450 ft
  • Take-off and top landing are straightforward but rotor is likely near the gully to the left of T/O.
  • Bottom landing is very restricted in either of the two fields. You are advised to inspect it before flying. Do not land in the landing fields if cattle are present.
  • No paramotors allowed.
  • No dogs allowed.

SITE RECORD

Helen Gant, 18.06.17. To Ironbridge, 69.6 km. http://xcleague.com/xc/flights/20172521.html

WARNING

This area is used by low flying military aircraft on weekdays.

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

Nothing significant nearby, though Welshpool ATZ could be an issue.

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