BOS1 SE Wales

  • Posted on: 14 December 2015
  • By: admin

BOS1 SE Wales Friday 29th April to Tuesday 3rd May

 

Local organiser: Greg Emms

 

Beautiful scenery, excellent cross country potential and limited controlled airspace make the SE Wales BOS a great comp.  

Competition HQ

The 2016 competition will be based at Park Farm Campsite, Llangattock, Powys which features showers, washing facilities and caravan hookups. There is room for everyone, though book early to avoid disappointment. Daily briefings, lectures and scoring will all take place at Park Farm Campsite. For those who have an aversion to nights under canvas, there are hotels and B&B facilities situated in the local area.

Meet Director : Jenny Buck
Scorer           : Phil Chett

Registration. For those who have not registered on this website, or require waypoints to be squirted into their GPS's , Phil will be available at PARK FARM from around 7pm on Thursday 28th April. He will also be available at every briefing thereafter

1st briefing : Will be at Park farm. 9am friday 29th April. 

The evening meal : Will be at The Kestrel Inn, Crickhowell, NP8 1SB, on Sunday 1st May. It sounds a bit similar to the Vine Tree in size, so pretty cozy, but the pub is otherwise closed, so we have it to ourselves!
Meals will start to come out of the kitchen at 19:30 so let's aim to get there about 19:00. However they are aware that some people may be delayed if the weather is really good and a long distance task is set.

 
Sites

We are checking final permissions, but hope to be able to fly the following sites:

  • Abertysswg 5145N 00315W SO141059 Ref. 7.053
  • Blorenge 5149N 00303W SO280129 Ref. 7.002
  • Ebbw Vale 5145N 00312W SO170060 Ref. 7.163 (do not drive over common, park alongside track and walk to take off)
  • Forest Farm 5216N 00333W SO087525
  • Malvern 5204N 00220W SO767406 Ref. 4.002
  • Merthyr 5143N 00320W SO078036 Ref. 7.094
  • Pontlottyn 5144N 00317W SO116051
  • Rhigos 5143N 00333W SN926031 Ref. 7.110
  • Sarn 5230N 00308W SO227901 Ref. 7.112

The following are not available (lambing restrictions etc.)

  • Pandy 5155N 00259W SO319243 Ref. 7.003
  • Nant-Y-Moel 5138N 00332W SS944938 Ref 7.104
  • Hay Bluff
  • Blaenavon

Mobile Coverage

https://coverage.ee.co.uk/ee/coveragechecker.html
http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker
http://www.three.co.uk/Support/Coverage
https://www.vodafone.co.uk/our-network-and-coverage/uk-coverage-map/

From the maps there is no EE / Virgin coverage around Llangattock / Crickhowell or the Brecon Beacons, seems to be ok in the valleys and hills however. Vodafone and Three seem to be generally good in SE Wales, but patchy to none in the Brecons.  O2 is good.

Camping

Bed & Breakfast

Rainy Days & Mondays…

There are plenty of attractions and things to do for those rare days when it is not flyable:

Dragon Adventure Gorge Walks

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing, Caving, Raft Building and Canyoning.

All activities can be half or full day. Prices from £35 per person.

http://www.activitywales.com/activity-centers.asp?activity-id=1668&searc...

Llanthony Priory

Llanthony Priory is a ruined monastery with an hotel built among the ruins which serves drinks and ice cream to its many visitors.

http://www.castlewales.com/llantho.html

Waterfall Walks

There are a number of waterfall walks in the area such as Clydach Gorge.

Windsurfing, sailing and watersports

Excellent facilities and equipment for hire on a large lake.

Llandegfedd Reservoir,Coed-y-paen, Pontypool, Gwent

http://www.llandegfedd.org.uk/club/howtofind.htm

Walking

The Brecon Beacons offers some stunning scenery to walk across. Why not take a day to climb the highest peak in South Wales, Pen Y Fan.

Ropes and Adventure

LLangorse Rope Centre provides indoor climbing, outdoor rope and gorge adventure and also horse riding. Tel: 033 600 20 20

http://www.activityuk.com/default.aspx

Big Pit

Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, it is an exciting and informative day out. Tel: 029 2057 3650 http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/bigpit/visit/

Newly re-opened National Trust Site

Details here