Best Wind Cardinal: 
NW
Sites officer: 
Grid Ref: 
SH595315
Takeoff Height: 
170m
Landing Height: 
0m
Top to bottom: 
170m

There is a rumour that Mr Roberts does not need to be paid for parking. This is NOT the case and he should be paid £2 per vehicle!

This is a ridge about a mile long running from Harlech to Talsarnau. It is also possible to connect with the next ridge and waft off to Barmouth. There is good thermalling in Spring at this site, but it's prone to sea breezes in Summer.

Getting to take-off: 

From the high street in Harlech turn up the hill past the Lion Hotel and continue for 1/2 mile. Park on side of the road next to the Welsh Water works (high tennis court style fencing). Follow the track on the left, immediately after the WWW, and go through a gate marked 'Rhyd Galed Uchaf'. Continue on passing through one more gate and a holiday home with large glass conservatory. The track now runs uphill until you reach the top of the crag. Walk in a NE direction until the ground drops down to a field. Take-off is directly in front.

Landing: 

Landing is in the Secondary school field (SH 579 315), by the main road, whenever possible. If forced to land below take-off choose a sheepless field. Top landing is tricky due to severe rotor

Don'ts: 

Forget to pay Mr/Mrs Roberts £2 for parking.

Park obstructing any gateways or tracks.

Leave any gates open.

Land in fields with livestock or crops in.

Land in the official bottom landing Field if it has livestock in it without first consulting the farmer.

Challenges: 

Can be turbulent when top landing