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Cringle Moor

CRINGLE MOOR

Site Code: 11.018

Direction : N to NE

Location:  NZ 535034 to NZ 541032 Walk to takeoff from the Lord Stones cafe along the Cleveland Way (see map.)

Access:   (1)   Usually flown after taking off from Busby Moor (the Model Ridge).
               (2)   Off the Carlton to Chop Gate road at NZ 524030. Park in Lord Stones cafe car park, walk up the sloping path approx 1/4 mile to trig point at NZ 541042, then along the ridge.
               (3)   Access to the bottom for recovery can be made by turning south in Kirkby to NZ 541042. There is a path to the top of the hill to the south through the gate.

Height: 1427 ft (420 m) AMSL.

Length: Approx 1/2 mile, but frequently 3 miles from Carlton Bank to Clay Bank.

Description: Inland bowl with steep grass and bracken covered slope, almost sheer for the top 40-50 ft.

Suitability: Subject to conditions, all levels of flier beyond basic training.

SITE RULES:
There are no specific rules relating to this site. Just remember to follow the country code, fly sensibly and keep a look out for members of the public.

Telephone:     Top:        Lord Stones cafe when open, Carlton village.
                      Bottom:   Kirkby village, Scout campsite in an emergency.

Take-off: Because of the steep edge, ground crew assistance may be needed. Paragliders may find it easier to take off from a small bowl on the slightly less steep face just to the west of the trig point. Beware of severe rotor if rigging or taking off just to the east of the seat.     

Landings: Top: Difficult due to vicious and unpredictable ROTOR. Land in the middle of the ridge where the top is flattest and widest, or the east end of the ridge on the low field behind the gully.
Bottom: Choose your field carefully. Paragliders may be able to side-land close to the path that runs below the moor. Much above this path is very rocky and uneven. Busby Moor (The Model Ridge) is within easy reach (NZ 524030).

Comments: To climb to the top of this site requires great pilot enthusiasm, though the walk is not too far for paraglider pilots. In soar-able conditions it is usually easy to fly onto the ridge having gained enough height after taking off from the Model Ridge. Care should be taken when flying this site in the evening with light winds. The bowl is in the shadow from early afternoon and therefore becomes cooler than the ridge top. Although there may still be a light northerly breeze, air is spilling off the edge down to the cooler land below, giving the effect of a southerly wind. This makes for very fast take-offs and landings. The edge of the moor is very sharp and produces lots of rotor. Do not fly here if there is a possibility of being blown back into rotor.
Also beware when flying up from Model Ridge, winds will be stronger higher in Cringle Bowl.

 
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