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« on: January 17, 2020, 01:07:57 AM »

I discovered yesterday that a colleague who has just moved to Reading is a slope soarer.  He doesn't know the area (obv.) so; any suggestions for sites easily reachable from Reading for (summer) evening flying?  Sites further afield for weekend flying would also be welcomed.

The nearest decent site I could think of is Uffington, but it's a good half hour to 40 minutes from Reading along the M4/A338 providing the M4 isn't rammed with traffic and  / or roadworks.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 04:35:46 AM »

Ivinghoe? (Still not that close)

https://www.ivinghoe.org.uk/
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 05:20:08 AM »

Ivinghoe is a great site which is flyable from many different directions , so maybe worth the extra journey when other sides aren’t flyable.

Also written Wittenham Clumps nr Dorchester is good for lighter slope models . We use it in the Oxford Club use it as a slope site.

Also check out the Slopehunter site for others

http://www.slopehunter.co.uk/

It’s a great site that opens in Google maps now
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 05:27:27 AM »

Beacon Hill near Highclere but it's still around 50 minutes drive from the centre of Reading.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 08:12:13 AM »

Think yourselves lucky that you don’t live in Narfuk!.  I really have to head for the Midlands or the South West and that is a truly awful exprience!  I used fly at Ivinghoe but it is now very busy by the look of things and I think we did ridge soaring near Dunstable when I lived darn sowff.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 02:33:16 AM »

Thanks for those.  I note that the slopehunter site is no longer being updated which is a shame as it seems like a really good idea.
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