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

Best Wind Cardinal: 
Sites officer: 
Gareth Aston
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In thermic conditions, the Conwy valley sea-breezes strongly. This sea breeze is from the North and may make conditions on the hill very unpleasant as the wind comes over the back and round the north end of the ridge. Please be aware of this and don't get caught out trying to soar a lee-side!

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.

Getting to take-off: 

From the B5106 in Tal y Bont take the road by the bridge up to Cwm Eigiau. Take the only turn, left, along the dead end road to Coedty Reservoir. There is ample parking and a number of pubs on the way back...

Walk up the track ahead onto a flat col, then West onto the mountain proper.


Loads of space. Be sensible with sheep.


Be courteous to all landowners & leave the site immediately if asked to do so by the landowner.

Leave gates open. Disturb sheep.