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Site Name Semer Water
Site Status Green
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Important Notices / Recent Issues

Lambing time again - see Rules section for details.

Site Reference 17.008 (Use for CANP mid-week)
Wind Direction SE (115-155) NNW (330-360)
Site Lat Long 54.289, -2.1388
OS Grid SD 909 880
Height 1610’ (490m) AMSL. 260’ (80m) to Hawes End. 310’ (95m) to base of hill. 625’ (190m) to bottom landing area. 395’ (120m) to NNW landing.
Grade Of Flyer

PG – All grades.

HG - Reasonably experienced.

Parking

Park by the side of the road at Hawes End. Do not block the gates or the road.

Access

Over the strengthened wall point 10M west of the road bend.

Capacity

About 12 Gliders in good conditions.

Hazards

The small quarry between shoulder and top ridge (SE) can be rough. Very severe rotors at the access end of the top ridge. Beware of letting yourself get too far back, as there is a danger of stalling violently here.

 

The trees below the edge produce rotor and dead air, so do not fly behind them at below ridge level.

Rules

This site can be especially sensitive at lambing time. Please check the website traffic lights prior to flying between Feb – Jun: the site may be closed.

 

Only land in the bottom landing field when it is clear of cattle. Also do not use it when in hay (Long Grass).

 

Landings at the lakeside are prohibited. Only land in the NNW landing field when it is clear of stock. Although we cannot park in the field at Hawes End you may land and pack up there.

Other Comments A near top access site so popular with HG. On a good day it is likely that you will be able to launch from the shoulder and fly to the top. In lighter conditions it is worth walking to the top.

Owner

Top & very bottom landing – David Lambert.

Shoulder – Alec & Sandra Lambert.

Hawes End – Andrew Pratt.

NNW bottom landing – Roger Lambert.

Nearest landline / Mobile reception

At Countersett.

Fairly good mobile phone reception on some networks.

This flying site was last edited on: 2 Jul 2018
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