"A big-big thank you goes out to you Andrew, for helping those of us that are yet to become Sky-Gods. We are all part of your ever growing family."
Our training sites are situated inland from the beautiful Jurassic Coast area of West Dorset. We have hills that cater for most wind directions (Easterly being our most limited) and enjoy probably the best proportion of flyable days across all of southern England. Each flying day we meet up on the hill we will be training on. Our four most frequently used sites are listed below.
Have a look at the our sites on Google maps. Click on a pin to get the location of the parking or the hill itself with a bit of explanatory text. You can click on the "Get directions" button to have Google work out a route for you.
Flying Frenzy's training sites in Google maps
Swyre Hill is a smaller hill overlooking the sea near the village of West Bexington (home of Peppers by Post - famous for growing the Dorset Naga, world's hottest chilli pepper!) The proximity to the sea make for smooth dependable winds and in the summer we often come here to fly in the sea breeze. The best wind direction is WSW.
Telegraph Hill (AKA Batcombe) is our largest site and a great soaring ridge. At the moment we allow this to be an 'open' site as it is one of the best cross country ridges in the South West with experienced pilot frequently flying to the coast at Purbeck. The best wind direction is NW.
Eggardon is a medium sized hill set on the side of the Wessex region's most impressive ancient British hill fort. Looking out from the hill you see one of the most unspoilt and quiet part of Dorset. The best wind direction is NNE.
Wessex Club Sites
We now have permission to train on two of the Wessex Club sites. With both of the above we need to adhere to the Clubs rules and stay aware of any site updates, so please check here www.wessexhgpg.org.uk/Sites/site-news.htm
Bell Hill is a wonderful NWerly hill. Great for soaring and side landings and a good place to watch experienced pilots thermal and head off cross-country. www.wessexhgpg.org.uk/Sites/Siteguide/BellHill.pdf
White Horse is just inland near Weymouth. A great spot for top landings though a bit of a stroll from the parking! Best direction is just W of South. www.wessexhgpg.org.uk/Sites/Siteguide/WhiteHorse.pdf