Maes Knoll
Grid Reference
ST 600 660
Latitude
51.391620
Longitude
-2.576274
Nearest Postcode
NA
Site Code
2.061
Wind Direction
E, ESE, SE
Height ASL (Feet)
600
Height TTB (Feet)
200
Site Officer
Rich Harding (07966 491138)
Rating
Any rated pilot. No training.
Permission
This is an Open Site. Please abide by Avon Club Rules and if you are not a club member read the section for Non-Members.
Parking
Off the side of the road.
Rigging
Walk to the top of the hill taking care not to disturb the farmer's cattle.
Take Off
At the north east end of the knoll. There is a hedge, which includes several large trees just below take off.
Local Flying
Watch out for the numerous trees mentioned above.
XC Flying
None.
Top Landing
Do not land in any crops.
Bottom Landing
Below take-off, but watch out for the barbed wire fences.
Hospitals
Bristol.
Directions
Leave Whitchurch on the A37 going south. Take the first right toward Norton Malreward. Maes Knoll is about one mile on the right after crossing the bridge over the disused railway.
Ordnance Survey Sheet
172

Latest Flying Diary Entries for Maes Knoll

03/07/15 Dave C - 2 extended TTBs 4 ft ATO! with vario mocking me all the way to the bottom. However w some very brief soaring to be had in the Southern corner at the bottom of the field, only for the desperate. Perhaps if jetstream moves from over the UK things may improve, let's hope.

30/03/14 Irish John#1 - Went to at about 10 when it was too light, then it picked up and we all had great fun, even thermalling then we landed at about 2 when it was getting too strong on the hill. Irish John#1+#2+ Andy.

30/03/14 Irish John#1 - Went to at about 10 when it was too light, then it picked up and we all had great fun, even thermalling then we landed at about 2 when it was getting too strong on the hill. Irish John#1+#2+ Andy.

03/03/13 Irish John#1 - Lovely 2 hours spent boating about after Irish John#2 said it was working. Some big gusts and some thermals all good.

11/08/12 Tim CC - Early morning trip to try out this relatively local site/sloping field. Not quite enough lift to maintain for more than a few beats, but good fun doing short hops in mildly lumpy air for an hour or so.

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