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severngoose

Can anyone suggest any slopes near Brecon, say within 10 miles or so, my Fusion needs an outing !

thanks Tim

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oipigface

The Bwlch is the obvious answer!

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severngoose

I was really looking for a slope nearer Brecon, perhaps there isn’t any ?

 

tim

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oipigface

There’s the escarpment of the Beacons. Lots of places there, so I’m told - I haven’t flown any of them myself.. Rhigos mountain is probably one of the most accessible. Is there nothing on Steve Houghton’s A470 soaring website? I’m hoping to do a bit of exploring around there myself not too far in the future. Funny no one more knowledgeable than me has replied.

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severngoose

Thanks for that, nothing suitable on the A470 site except Bwlch, slopehunter shows Lyn Cwm Llwch Bowls for N/NE winds just south of Brecon.

But has anyone flown there ?

Come on you Welsh Slopers !

Tim

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Skip

I've not flown anywhere near Brecon.

I've done quite a few of the faces in the Brecon Beacons though.  None of which are within 10 minutes or so of Brecon.

A Fusion is a foamy yes? Find a steep riverbank? Cutting on the side of a road? It doesn't need much!

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severngoose

I quite agree, I have a modest slope soarer which is looking for a modest slope not too far from Brecon, but it will take some legwork & local knowledge to find oneI

Incidentally the Lyn Cam bowl is just below Pen y Fan & that takes some getting to !

 

Tim

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Baldyslapnut

Join Slope Soaring in Wales on facebook. They may be more help than the advice you are getting here.  

Having lived in Wales I would suggest 10 minutes drive is only 3 miles so you may need to be a bit more ambitious.

 

Greg

 

 

 

 

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severngoose

Greg. It was 10 miles actually or thereabouts.

 

Tim

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paulj

I would of thought Hay Bluff would be good. I have flown it full size - it's a nice edge! I guess you can drive up gospel pass and find somewhere to park?

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Andy_B
16 minutes ago, paulj said:

I would of thought Hay Bluff would be good. I have flown it full size - it's a nice edge! I guess you can drive up gospel pass and find somewhere to park?

its still a drag up onto the top 

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isoaritfirst
3 minutes ago, Andy_B said:

its still a drag up onto the top 😀

You’ve never been to “the top”. 😁

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Andy_B
4 minutes ago, isoaritfirst said:

You’ve never been to “the top”. 😁

errr we walked all along the edge didnt we

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