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Tree Clearance on Black Hill

We have some new volunteer chainsaw operators so tree felling on Black Hill is back on for this weekend! That's Saturday 21st January 2017

Your physical help is needed to move cut logs down hill and stack on the contour path about 70 feet below launch. We will also be burning a lot of the smaller wood so help is needed to cut some of that with bow saws and get it onto the fires. Please turn up and help if you can. If you've got the energy you are also more than welcome to take wood away for your log burner :-)

We have a briefing at 10am at the top of the wood below the Black Hill launch on the east side, but turn up anytime after 9am if you wish. You'll obviously need strong footware and protective gloves. If you have a bowsaw please bring that too. A bushcutter could be useful too as we also have a large area of brush to clear to the south side of the wood.

Its possible that we may also extend into Sunday to get things finished.

To avoid the £4 parking fee you can put a notice in your car window saying:

'MHGC Tree Clearance worker. Refer to Jonathan Bills'.

Hope to see you there.

Nick Collins

MHGC Sites Officer

Perseverance Hill

Hang glider alternative launch site for Pinnacle Hill.


SO769435  (this launch has no NOTAM ref #)
WIND DIRECTION (for launch only, for hill see Pinnacle)

ENE - E  ( 60° - 90°)  Best 80°

280m  ( 921′ )  756′  TTB

The rigging area is in rotor so progress to launch should be taken with care keeping rear sail of the glider low.
Of the 2 potential launch points. a raised lump and a flatter are just a bit south, the latter has been known to be turbulent.
There is no immediate bottom landing and the field below. So you must feel confident of making progress south and landing in the conventional fields.

Via the B4232 (Jubilee Drive) at the northern end. Take path (See map)

Plateau pay & display car park. WR13 6DQ. Annual parking passes can be purchased. Parking fees go towards hill maintenance including tree clearance.

200m south of the Wyche Cutting. 150m ENE of Plateau car park.
Read Pinnacle Hill East for other details of the site.

EMERGENCY ACTION REMINDER CARD - details to assist when contacting the Emergency services

The information below can be viewed here on this page, but if you want to make sure you have it available with you when you might not have a data connection, you can print it or save it to your phone.

There is also a more detailed document to help you assist in the event of a major incident - Major Incident Aide Memoire


1. GIVE FIRST AID, secure and separate the wing to prevent dragging injury. Leave the wing spread out as visual marker.

2. GET HELP: Dial 999 and ask for Police. Tell Police controller ''Fall from height, suspected significant injury, difficult access, air ambulance /SAR helicopter needed (as appropriate)'' Give OS grid reference (see following pages). When helicopter is confirmed on the way, give phone to person administering first aid - dispatcher can advise them.

3. PREPARE FOR HELICOPTER: Clear the airspace. Use glider, bags etc. to set out a large 'H ' 'All Land' signal. Once everyone has landed, secure all loose objects, including any debris. When heli arrives...

4. INDICATE CASUALTY. Stand with arms in a Y shape. Don't Wave.

Powerline emergency: Call 0800 40 40 90

Site details to assist when contacting the Emergency services. 

PINNACLE HILL (Kettle Sings)

  • Take-off.  SO 768 421
  • Launch car park. Opposite Kettle Sings Tearoom.  WR13 6DN
  • PG LZ.  SO 776 420  Oaklands,  WR14 4JE
  • PG alternative LZ. Rothwell Road,  WR14 4HX
  • HG LZ. SO 790 423 3 County show ground South Car park. Blackmore Park Rd. WR13 6NN


  • Take-off.  SO 767 407
  • Launch car park. Black Hill carpark,  WR13 6DW


  • Take-off.  SO 769 435
  • Wyche Inn,  WR14 4EJ


  • Take-off  SO 769 451
  • Car park & intermediate LZ.  SO 766 450
  • West of England Quarry car park.  WR14 4DG
  • Bottom LZ.  SO 758 452
  • Mathon Lodge Farm, Harcourt Road,  WR14 4DP

CASTLEMORTON (Swinyard Hill)

  • Take-off.  SO 762 386
  • Swinyard car park & LZ.  SO 766 382 
  • WR13 6BX

MUCH MARCLE (Ridge Hill)

  • Take-off.  SO 630 329
  • Site car park. Lyndalls Lane, off Lyne Down,  HR8 2PG
  • LZ.  SO 630 325
  • Foxhalls Farm, Near Sollers Hope,  HR1 4RN


  • Take-off.  SO 955 185
  • Car park. Hartley Lane,  GL53 9QL
  • Bottom of hill. Daisybank Road,  GL53 9QQ

BUILTH WELLS (Aberedw Hill)

  • Take-off  SO 083 525
  • Tremaen Farm, (chicken farm) Llanfaredd.  LD2 3TE 
  • PG Bottom LZ.  SO 074 520
  • HG emergency bottom LZ.   SO 086 533  Near  LD2 3TE
  • Fforest Farm,(camp site) Hundred House,  LD1 5RT       SO 100 534