Caer Caradoc

 
Status: Caer Caradoc is currently open to all pilots
Grid ref: SO477954
Latitude: 52.5556° (52° 33′ 20″ N)
Longitude: -2.7722° (2° 46′ 19″ W)
HG rating: CP
PG rating: CP
Takes wind: 290 ° – 340 ° (W – NNW)
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Maps: 1:50000 137 or Explorer 217
Caer CaradocBlue 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

From A49 2m north of Church Stretton or Cardington.

FLYING

  • T/O altitude 1500 ft AMSL
  • Top to bottom 750 ft
  • Take-off is straightforward.
  • Top landing is difficult and not recommended.
  • Bottom landing: there are no agreed fields. However, access and bottom landing are currently being investigated
  • No paramotors allowed.
  • No dogs allowed.

WARNING

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

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

Halfpenny Green 19m downwind.

BLIPSPOTS and SKEW soundings

A Blipspot is taken from RASP forecasts, and provides an hour by hour forecast readout for:

  • Thermal Updraft Velocity in fpm (shown as W*)and Thermal height
  • Surface and upper wind speeds and direction
  • % surface sun etc.

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  One Response to “Caer Caradoc”

  1. Finding a suitable spot to lay out and launch is very !imited due to the amount of rough heather. There is a very small flat area right on top but the wind would have to be just right to use that. Otherwise its a case of hunting around on the slope near the fortification dyke to lay out a paraglider. You can slope land if you are well skilled by flying up to the spineback ridge and landing on it, but the main NW face is very steep and not suited to slope landing. The hill does ridge soar well in light winds being much bigger than the Lawley.
    If its a light wind day and you were thinking of walking to the very top of the Lawley, then it may be worth trying this hill as the walk is no worse. Also for cross country flying pilots you can park near church stretton to make retrieves easier.