Sarn

 

 

Status: Sarn is currently open to LMSC members only (temporary guest membership can be obtained by contacting any committee member). PLEASE SEE COMMENTS BELOW ABOUT NOTIFYING FARMER ON ARRIVAL.
Grid ref: SO227901
Latitude: 52.503754° (52° 30′ 13″ N)
Longitude: -3.139499° (3° 8′ 22″ W)
HG rating: CP
PG rating: CP
Takes wind: 350 ° – 20 ° (NNW – N)
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Maps: 1:50000 137 or Explorer 216
SarnBlue 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 AND PARKING

Turn south off the A489 at Sarn village next to the bus shelter/post box. Take the left fork at another phone box and follow the lane to the top of the hill and a small lay-by on the left. Park here and walk to T/O through the gate, or go through the gate and park up just inside the gate along the perimeter fence and then walk to the launch site. You are NOT allowed to drive further into the field!

NOTIFYING THE FARMER

This site is becoming more popular now the trees have been harvested to the frontage. However all members should please note that this is considered to be a “sensitive site”; the owners are new to us and paragliding and we are almost certainly on trial.

The first person flying there on any given day must text the farmer, Ric, on 07799691444 to confirm that you are flying.

FLYING

  • T/O altitude 1000 ft AMSL
  • Top to bottom 500 ft
  • The forest immediately below take-off has been cut down, so the usable area of the hill is much greater now.
  • There can be turbulence caused by the spur to the left of T/O when the wind is west of north.
  • Top landing very big and flat. You can safely land back at the access gate.
  • Bottom landing is cross wind and cross slope. Check it out before flying.
  • No paramotors allowed.
  • No dogs allowed.

SITE RECORD

  • Hugh Miller, 08/08/2007, 122.6km to Cirencester. PG.
  • Bob Calvert , 1984, 167 km. HG.

WARNING

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

CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

Nothing significant nearby.

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