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Moel Eilio (Conwy Valley)

2km ridge running NE-SW. The ridge connects through to Pen Llithrig y Wrach over Llyn Colwyd, then on to Pen yr Helgi Du and Capel Curig. Shut all gates.

Pen yr Helgi Du (E)

A 2km long ridge, generally flat topped, leads South from the summit of Pen yr Helgi Du. This ridge is flyable on its W and E sides. The West face becomes very turbulent in moderate winds. The summit is rocky and descends steeply on the North side so don't risk getting blown back.

Tremadog

This is a rocky cliff with a restricted, and rather tricky, take-off area. Once airborne the cliff provides good dynamic soaring as well as being well thermic considering its proximity to the sea. If the wind is off to the south it can get pretty turbulent. While XC potential is good, the terrain downwind is distinctly mountainous.

Moel y Ci

This is a small site by local standards and of interest mainly due to its convenience for local pilots. Its small size means a small lift band, thus with more than four or five gliders it gets crowded on a light day. The hilltop is flat and so good for top landing and quite forgiving.

Moel Wnion

This rounded grassy hill offers excellent soaring in NW & SW winds. Its NW face is about 1km long and 200m high. It is steep and grassy, with a good flattish top.

Arenig Fawr

This is a mountain site, it is possible to soar the west slope but usually by around 1pm it is getting very strong and turbulent due to the sea breezes that sweep up from Porthmadog.

Moel Siabod

The north westerly face of Moel Siabod is grassy from the summit down to a plateau, before dropping off steeply to the Mymbyr Valley.

Pen yr Helgi Du (W)

A 2km long ridge, generally flat topped, leads South from the summit of Pen yr Helgi Du.

Ice cream (Viewpoint)

This is a tiny site that provides little interest for ridge flying.

Station 4

Whilst not a soaring site in itself, Station 4 provides access to 'The Pump'.

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