Coastal

Foel Lus

Just over 1000ft high, Foel Lus can be soared in both NW & NE winds. It offers good soaring and the limited opportunity of ridge runs along the coast, though there are some tricky 'jumps' and some nasty power lines about.

Conwy Mountain

Overlooking the Conwy estuary, Conwy mountain is a beautifully scenic place to fly. It is generally flown after taking off from Penmaenbach, but as an alternative when the wind is northerly, it is possible to use this small takeoff to fly directly onto the mountain.

Trefor

This is a small mud-cliff, 20m or so high, providing interesting soaring when low cloud or high winds preclude flying on mountain sites. The cliff edge is soarable for several kilometres along the coast in moderate breezes. On a hang glider it is possible to jump back to the hills behind, from where a spectacular coastal run is possible to Nefyn and back. Watch out for rotor at the cliff edge.

Nant Gwrtheyrn

A series of hills and cliffs bisected by a narrow valley giving a large site of great, panoramic coastal soaring, with the option to make a few 'jumps' and do a touch of exploring. There are many recorded incidents of direct hits from Buzzard attacks!

Penmaenbach

This is a large headland with a 1/2 mile soarable face. It is possible to go right, along the northerly faces to Conwy when the wind is right.

Foel Lus (NE)

Just over 1000ft high, Foel Lus can be soared in both NW & NE winds. It offers good soaring and the limited opportunity of ridge runs along the coast, though there are some tricky 'jumps' and some nasty power lines about.

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