Right to roam

The "right to roam" in Wales is currently the same as in England and does not allow access to open access land for the purposes of hang-gliding or paragliding.

The legislation is enacted by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and the section relevant to us is Schedule 2 on page 75:

1. Section 2(1) does not entitle a person to be on any land if, in or on that land, he—

(s) engages in any organised games, or in camping, hang-gliding or paragliding

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Gareth Aston
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This site may sometimes be subject to a flying ban during lambing. If you are flying during March, April, or May please look out for, and observe, notices that will be posted on the access point to this site, and/or contact the club for more information.

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

Getting to take-off: 

From the Pen y Gwryd Hotel go down the main road towards Llyn Gwynant. After about 3/4 mile you'll see a parking area on the right with wonderful views across to Snowdon and its spurs and ridges. Park up, have an ice-cream, and when you can tear yourself away from the view walk directly across the road, carefully step over the fence, and walk about 50yds up the slope. Take off facing down to the lake.


Outside any no-fly agreement, landing below the road is to be avoided unless a total necessity. Top land above the road only. During any no-fly agreement, landing below the road is definitely a no-no. Failure to comply with this will jeopardise our agreements. If you are not confident of going XC then leave this site alone during lambing.

  • Land in the fields North of Llyn Gwynant campsite.
  • Don’t land below the road unless at Llyn Gwynant campsite.
  • There is no bottom landing to speak of so it needs to be strong enough for you to get away or top land. A daunting task in itself!
  • Can be turbulent if slightly off SW.
  • Can be turbulent behind the ribs S of take off.