BOS1 SE Wales

  • Posted on: 18 January 2017
  • By: admin

BOS1 SE Wales Fri 28th April – Tue 2nd May 2017

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

Competition HQ

The 2017 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.

Local Organiser : Geg Emms
Meet Director     : Martin Colclough
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 27th April.
1st briefing : Will be at Park farm. 9am friday 28th April. 

Meal,
It will be at​ The Manor Hotel Crickhowell which is only 35mins walking time from Park Farm campsite.

We'll be served Leek and potato soup to start, and either Chicken and mash or Vegetable lasagna as the main. There is also a bar for buying your own drinks. Anyone not flying in the comp or retrieve driving will be asked to pay £15.

Please could you send Greg Emms an email (jlseagull99@gmail.com) or txt (07803169006) letting me know if you'll be attending and if you're bringing anyone else with you. Please also let me know the meal preference of those people in your group.
URGENT UPDATE:
I've got replies from almost everyone who has registered for BOS1. If you are planning on attending the meal on Sunday, send me your order NOW!  There will be no squeezing you in on the evening!
 
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

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

Llanthony Priory

Waterfall Walks

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

Windsurfing, sailing and watersports

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

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

 

 

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