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Paragliding in Cats Tor, Peak District, North West England United Kingdom

Elevation:
507 m/1662.9 ft
Best Wind Directions:
West, Southwest and Northwest
Manchester is a vibrant city, located in Greater Manchester, England. The climate here is classified as a temperate maritime climate, like much of the British Isles, with cold winters and warm summers. Manchester is noted as much for its historical buildings, theaters, music scenes and attractions, as for its sports and leisure activities.

Buxton is a beautiful spa-town, located in Peak District, about an hour drive from Manchester. It has the highest elevation compared to other surrounding towns, with daytime temperature around 2°C/35.6°F lower than Manchester. Cats Tor is a popular paragliding site, that is situated close to Buxton. If you are a nature lover and at the same time wishing to feel the adrenaline rush, then you should visit this place!

The take off altitude is at 507 m/1662.9 ft above sea level and the take off point is found at 53°16’50” (53.2807)N; 2°0’32” (2.009)W. In addition, the landing point is found at 53°17’11” (53.2864)N; 2°0’38” (2.0108)W, at an elevation of 462 m/1515.3 ft. Note that, the site is open to Peak Soaring Association and its club members. So, if you want to practice paragliding from Cats Tor, it is advisable to first contact the club. The best wind directions come from the west, southwest and northwest.

Furthermore, there are paragliding schools and centers with qualified instructors, willing to teach you everything you need to know about this adventurous sport. In the end, the ideal periods for paragliding are during spring and summer months.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Manchester
32km/19.9mi, 51mins
Head east on Lloyd St to Southmill St. Turn left into Southmill St. Slight left at Albert Square/A6042. Take the first turning right into Princess St/A34. Continue to follow the A34. Turn left on Dickenson Rd/A6010. Continue to follow the Dickenson Rd. Turn right onto Stockport Rd/A6. Continue to follow the A6. Turn right onto Buxton Old Rd. Turn right at Mudhurst Ln. Continue to Higher Ln. Sharp left at Macclesfield Rd/B5470. Take the first turning right into Side End Ln.
BY AIR
Manchester Airport,
25.9km/16.1miles 39mins drive
BY TRAIN

There are many options for travelling to and around Manchester by train.

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

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Wave Surfing Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The huge benefit of stand up paddle surfing over regular surfing is that much smaller less steep waves are catchable before they break, and as the boards are much more stable it is easier to pick up. Additionally, as you start in a standing position, there is no popping up onto the SUP, while the paddle can be used for extra stability and drive on the wave.

Camber offers some for stand up paddle surfing with both small and big waves.

Course Duration: 2 hours

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Kite Landboarding Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

All Equipment, including safety is supplied in the kite landboarding lessons:

Bring a study pair of shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and warm clothing if it is cold.

Post lesson discount vouchers for equipment we offer are available.

Course duration: 4 hours

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112
Kitesurfing 5 Days – Zero to Hero Course, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Our zero to hero course takes you from a complete beginner to a confident kitesurfer able to continue the sport independently. The first 3 days cover a similar syllabus to the 1, 2 and 3 day kitesurfing courses (above) with the following 2 days moving on to advanced equipment tuning, detailed theory, board control in various conditions & freestyle techniques including basic jumps.

Course duration: 30 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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570
Kitesurfing 3 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The first two days of this course follow the same outline as the 1 and 2 day courses (above) and it then offers another full day on the board to really master the board start and go on to controlled edging, upwind riding and turns. If you’re keen to take up the sport we recommend the three day kitesurfing lesson as it gives the time to become confident and independent.

Course duration: 18 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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315
During weekends the cost of the activity is 365€
SUP Introductory Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites

SUP equipment

Stance and Balance

Paddling styles

Paddle strokes & techniques

Board control & steering

Paddle and board stability

Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:

Course Duration: 2 hours

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Kiteboarding 2 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The two day course is aimed at complete beginners with the 1st day the same as the 1 day lesson (above). The second day of this course goes on to cover more complex bodydragging techniques, board starts and continuous riding while keeping the power in the kite.100% practical and great as a weekend break.

Course duration: 12 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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215
During weekends the cost of the activity is 240€
Rafting & Wind Tunnel Flying, East England
/ Bedford, East England, United Kingdom

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Europe

River Rafting, Wind Tunnel Flying & Outdoor activities in Bedford, United Kingdom.

From June to September. 3 Days – air travel not included.

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590
Kitesurfing Coaching – Intermediate & Advanced, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

As well as beginner courses we also offer more advanced coaching sessions. Have you ever found that you come back from a session having just cruised up and down without trying out anything new? With an experienced coach by your side to push you and impart their knowledge to aid your progression you will improve quicker than expected! We run both intermediate and advanced coaching days.

Course duration: 3-4 hours

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Kitesurfing 1 Day Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The one day kitesurfing course is aimed at complete beginners and a great introduction to the sport. Initially learning the fundamentals and kite control whilst covering safety, site assessments, and kite set ups, then moving into the water for body dragging and self rescue techniques.The course is 90% practical and brilliant fun!!!

Course Duration: 6 hours total.

All included + post course handout pack.

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125
Kitesurfing Lessons – Board Control, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

This course is aimed at kitesurfers that have already had some kitesurfing lessons such as a 2 or 3 day course and would like some more tuition to master their board starts and controlled riding. The lesson is 100% practical and the whole time is spent with the board.

Course duration: 5 hours

All included + post course handout pack.

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125

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