Black Hill

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Hang glider alternative launch site for Pinnacle Hill.
 
GRID REF
 
SO767407  (notam site ref 4.002)

WIND DIRECTION (for launch only, for hill see Pinnacle)
 
E - ESE  ( 90° - 120°)  Best 100°

HEIGHT
 
267m  ( 878′ )  713′ TTB

HAZARDS
 
The edge of the hill has a path running along it so watch out for walkers.
 
The top of the hill has a sharp edge to it but if you start your run from lower down trees and their turbulence become more of a hazard.
 
If the wind is at all north of E the air flow across some more sizeable trees will create turbulence also will be significant obstacles to clear.
 
There is no immediate bottom landing and the fields below have a considerable slope (you will want to land on them down wind), are often in crop, and we have no permission to land in them. So you must feel confident of making progress north and landing in the conventional fields, usually requiring a minimum 10mph wind speed.

 
ACCESS
 
Via the B4232 (JubileeDrive) at the southern end. Take path (See map)
 
 
PARKING
 
Black Hill pay & display car park. WR13 6DW
 
TAKE OFF AREAS
 
At top of the ridge above the car park.

Read Pinnacle Hill for other details of the site.