Paragliding

Published on October 12th, 2017 | by Mark Ashton Smith

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XC Paragliding / Hang Gliding Challenges for West Cornwall

Flights of increasing distance. (Note the Kernow League rules)

Carbis – St Ives O/R : 7.1 km (4.4 miles)

Takeoff:

Carbis: 50°11’39.12″N,  5°27’5.68″W

Turnpoint 1:

Building on dunes by Hayle Estuary

Turnpoint 2:

West Pier (opposite Smeatons Pier), St Ives harbour

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St Agnes – Wheal Sally O/R : 8.5 km (5.3 miles)

Takeoff:

Chapelporth

Turnpoint 1:

St Agnes watchtower

Turnpoint 2:

Cliffs before Wheal Sally

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Morvah to Penzance : ~9 km (5.6 miles)

Takeoff:

Morvah site:  50°10’0.35″N,  5°37’41.34″W

Goal/Landing:

Harbour car park:   50° 7’12.47″N,  5°31’53.60″W

Tescos field:  50° 7’37.31″N,  5°31’36.88″W

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Notes: Careful at the carpark! Humphrey Davy field and rec also on this flight path.

 

 

Carbis to Penzance : ~9 km (5.6 miles)

Takeoff:

Carbis

Goal/Landing:

Tescos field, Penzance: 50° 7’37.31″N,  5°31’36.88″W

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Morvah to Porthmeor Beach : 12 km (7.5 miles)

Takeoff:

Morvah site:  50°10’0.35″N,  5°37’41.34″W

Goal/Landing:

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

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Morvah to Lamorna : 13 km (8 miles)

Takeoff:

Morvah site

Goal/Landing:

Lamorna coastal field:  50° 3’45.27″N,  5°33’20.94″W

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Carn Brea – Falmouth : 16.5 km (10.3 miles)

Takeoff:

Carn Brea

Goal:

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

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Pendeen Lighthouse – Trevega Cliffs O/R : 22 km (13.7 miles)

Takeoff:

Morvah

Turnpoint 1:

Pendeen Lighthouse

Turnpoint 2:

Trevega Cliffs

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St Agnes – Falmouth : 23 km (14.3 miles)

Takeoff:

St Agnes TO:  50°19’6.21″N,   5°13’43.87″W

Goal:

Falmouth, Pendennis Castle:  50° 8’53.10″N, 5° 2’55.32″W

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Morvah – Zennor – Praa Sands : 23km (14.3 miles)

Takeoff:

Morvah site:  50°10’0.35″N,  5°37’41.34″W

Turnpoints:

Zennor:  50°12’7.23″N,  5°33’36.13″W

Goal/Landing:

Praa Sands beach:  50° 6’8.20″N,  5°23’18.15″W

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Notes: Low tide better for Zennor cliffs.

 

 

Carbis – Lands End : ~24 km (14.9 miles)

Takeoff: 

Carbis TO:  50°11’39.12″N,  5°27’5.68″W

TP1:

Carbis Bay Hotel:  50°11’53.27″N,  5°27’59.91″W

Goal: 

Lands End Hotel:  50° 3’56.68″N,  5°42’51.37″W

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St Agnes – Hell’s Mouth O/R : 28.2 km (17.5 miles)

Takeoff:

St Agnes

Turnpoint:

Hell’s Mouth

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Perranporth – Vault Bay : 28.6 km (17.8 miles)

Takeoff:

Perranporth:   50°21’40″N,  5°08’54″W

Turnpoints:

Vault Bay:  50°13’50.2″N, 4°48’04.5″W

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Carn Brea – Lizard Point : 29.4 km (18.3 miles)

Takeoff:

Carn Brea

Goal:

Lizard Point

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St Agnes – Lizard Point : 40 km (24.9 miles)

Takeoff:

St Agnes TO:  50°19’6.21″N,   5°13’43.87″W

Goal:

Lizard Point:  49°57’33.40″N,  5°12’23.41″W

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Chapelporth – St Austell : 33.3 km (29.7 miles)

Takeoff: 

Chapel porth: 50°18’28.62″N,  5°14’2.75″W

Goal/Landing:

Porthpean golf course:  50°19’31.57″N,  4°45’59.00″W

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Highcliffe – Saltash : 44 km (27.3 miles)

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St Agnes – North Cliffs – Helford – Lizard Point : 47km (29.2 miles)

Takeoff

St Agnes: 50°19’6.21″N,   5°13’43.87″W

TP1

North Cliffs:  50°14’14.73″N,  5°20’37.52″W

TP2

Helford:  50° 5’49.90″N,  5°11’15.29″W

Goal/landing: 

Lizard Point: 49°57’33.40″N,  5°12’23.41″W

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Highcliffe – Torquay  83 km (51.6 miles)

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