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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Wanted sand pit / cliff Reply with quote

Formula off road have shown an interest in coming to the UK again Cool

So here's the challenge to find a sand hill large enough for them to race on - it's up to us if we want to see some of the best off road action then all we need is a big hill - do you know a hill / cliff ??

find a hill and i'm sure they will reward you with freebies Very Happy

must be sand with not much stone or gravel - send me a pic's

A hill like this is what were after Cool is there such a hill in the UK ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont they have hills like that at quarries for building sand etc???

Just a thought....probably wrong anyway.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know of one but the locals would go mad about the noise

sand pits with a face like that are not common, I spend most of my days in holes in the ground!

the best site would be a china clay quarry, thinking about it there are a few fantastic looking ones, but usually the quarry floor is very very wet

what sort of sandy muddy stuff do they usually compete on? It always looks quite muddy/ claggy?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slag heap at a mine?

As already said, quarry?

The problem with both of those I imagine, is finding a company prepared to lend you their heap. Are there any "private" companies who opperate such places that would be aglad of a few extra quid for renting out their dumping area for the weekend.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the sort of stuff? There are higher cliffs/hills on the site but I don't have any pics at the moment.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They don't fancy having another go on soil/grass then. Allas I don't know of any suitable sand pits, all the sand and gravey places I've been to were shallow. Hope they do find somewhere suitable.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

down here we have Baldhu farm which is already used as a p&p site but we also have the old china clay mines in the st austell area, i think they are run by Imerys. dony know if the contact info will help,
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there is loads of pics and vids for baldhu 4x4 on web if you want more info.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great a good responce so far - Like it's been said there's not many
( if any ) good large sand hills - most have been cut in steps - so not to leave a sheer face. waste heaps are mostly small and are no good they need to have room for at least 6 sections a day per day - 2 Day event

thanks for the pic's . but i would say that looks to hard under foot , it needs to be loose like sand, the rule is if you can't walk up it then that's about right Laughing but if the side your on about is loose then more pic's mate please Laughing

China clay pits sounds interesting ? not sure i've seen these - but a little muddy is okay as long the hill is dry and loose - got any pics for me ?
The cars are less noisy now so the sound for the locals will be much better - tell me where and even better a pic.

No to running on GRASS again Swindon was okay but far far away from the show they would put on in the right sand pit.

Come on you lot there must be one somewhere ?? thanks for your help
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looked up Baldhu 4x4 site and what i can see from the pic's and u tube it's to hard packed and know where near steep or tall enough

but thanks anyway Smile

Is that info you gave for a different site ? if it is any chance of a pic ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Imerys china clay mines arent a site, they are just disused slag heaps, didnt know if it would be worth a call to find out if they would allow a big 4x4 event, worth a thought as you were looking for old mines.
ive never heard of any 4x4s using the heaps but you can but ask.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you close by to get a picture before i ring them ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if you will get far cold calling Imerys, I have a contact in silbelco (who also have a few china clay quarries and sand pits) who is a bit of a 4x4 fan so I will email him but the biggest snag is most sites are a 24/7 operation.

I've also asked all my blokes to have a think about suitable sites

private quarries are getting few and far between but always worth hunting down

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this site look ok, theres another bit that i havent got any pics of which is a bit steeper and longer but theres lots of trees
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is that ^^^ ??

PM if needs be. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a place called binegar quarry its in somerseta about an hour from bridgwater
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rizla 1 wrote:
Are you close by to get a picture before i ring them ?


sorry rizla, only just now checked thread. im about 15 mins away if you need pics, but its such a big place there is nowhere specific that i had in mind or that i know of.
did you give them a ring er no?
there are pics on google 'china clay quarries st austell' if that helps atall.

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Rizla 1 wrote:
Are you close by to get a picture before i ring them ?


sorry rizla, only just now checked thread. im about 15 mins away if you need pics, but its such a big place there is nowhere specific that i had in mind or that i know of.
did you give them a ring er no?
there are pics on google 'china clay quarries st austell' if that helps atall.


or just look for the edan project on google earth there all around it!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cornish redneck wrote:
Rizla 1 wrote:
Are you close by to get a picture before i ring them ?


sorry rizla, only just now checked thread. im about 15 mins away if you need pics, but its such a big place there is nowhere specific that i had in mind or that i know of.
did you give them a ring er no?
there are pics on google 'china clay quarries st austell' if that helps atall.


pics from google Wink

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cornish redneck wrote:
Rizla 1 wrote:
Are you close by to get a picture before i ring them ?


sorry rizla, only just now checked thread. im about 15 mins away if you need pics, but its such a big place there is nowhere specific that i had in mind or that i know of.
did you give them a ring er no?
there are pics on google 'china clay quarries st austell' if that helps atall.


or just look for the edan project on google earth there all around it!


ah yes Rolling Eyes i forgot that one Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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cornish redneck wrote:
Rizla 1 wrote:
Are you close by to get a picture before i ring them ?


sorry rizla, only just now checked thread. im about 15 mins away if you need pics, but its such a big place there is nowhere specific that i had in mind or that i know of.
did you give them a ring er no?
there are pics on google 'china clay quarries st austell' if that helps atall.


pics from google Wink


that is hingston down quarry a stone quarry, my dad was the manager there in the 60's

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeepmadmike wrote:
parrotveasey81 wrote:
cornish redneck wrote:
Rizla 1 wrote:
Are you close by to get a picture before i ring them ?


sorry rizla, only just now checked thread. im about 15 mins away if you need pics, but its such a big place there is nowhere specific that i had in mind or that i know of.
did you give them a ring er no?
there are pics on google 'china clay quarries st austell' if that helps atall.


pics from google Wink


that is hingston down quarry a stone quarry, my dad was the manager there in the 60's



just proves you cant trust google Very Happy and that was from page one

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you guys know more than me Wink i only live down here Laughing
i dont surpose this woud be suitable as its stepped?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have a look at lee moor on google earth

some of the holes are Imerys some Sibelco

some are Imerys owned and sibelco operated.....

how do i post a link to google earth

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeepmadmike wrote:
have a look at lee moor on google earth

some of the holes are Imerys some Sibelco

some are Imerys owned and sibelco operated.....

how do i post a link to google earth


is this it
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thats the place!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all so far Smile

NRG97 that place in your photo's has to many rocks and trees but great trials site

Thanks for the 2 quarry pics that first one looks about right - is that just the waste from what they make ? is it a solid lump or a fine type sand,
i suppose if it's clay it may go hard ?? and snotty when wet ?

the second is stepped and no good for them

Keep them coming there must be one somewhere Cool Cool Cool

And cornish redneck - no not phoned them yet thought i'd wait to see the pics first -
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will try and get some pics of specific areas and post them up for you rizla.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about tor quarry by kingsbridge, they already do comp safari and club trials there?
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Try http://www.tggroup.co.uk/

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_...&t=h&z=16

As it is a working quarry they may not be up for it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking at there web page and found this - but can't see a cliff or hill only in there working area ? is there one i can't see

great find thanks - could you tell me more ?

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