South Cotswold Soaring Association: Rodborough



Rodborough Common:
for ENE - SE winds; full of rare species of flora and fauna, also the dreaded Cock Chafer beatle.
The East facing slope is very poor for model flying and can be a bit bumpy when the wind is getting a North of East. If the wind is light it is a nice slope with plenty of thermal activity from the valley below, you need to get past the trees to get into the lift, it is not for the faint hearted.
Malvern is a better slope for an east wind The South East facing bowl can be very smooth if the wind is coming down the valley

 
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     51.729102n, 2.214138w    (51° 43' 48.33"N 2° 12' 55.32"W)

Directions:
GL5 5BP is very close, the East facing slope is 100 metres north. 

Parking:
in the sunken car park for the East facing slope, the SE facing slope car park is 400 metres farther on

Landing:
 large models can be landed by crossing the road and landing on the flat behind the slope
 
Paragliding:
 some have tried but it is not recommended
 
Landing Out
: it is best to land the slope side of the road, the beech trees are very tall