Status

Open

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: 
NE
Sites officer: 
Grid Ref: 
SH748781
Takeoff Height: 
200m
Landing Height: 
0m
Top to bottom: 
200m

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.

Getting to take-off: 

Take-off is approached by foot. Do not drive up the track. Park in the small car park at the top of the Sychnant Pass (SH 750 770) and walk about 3/4 mile to the take-off area (about SH 750 780).

Landing: 

Top landing is possible on the open moorland behind take-off, but serious rotor has been experienced. Bottom landing is on the beach. Do not leave it too late to break away from the hill as there's a lot of serious stuff to fly over - roads, railways and campsites.

Don'ts: 
  • Park blocking any tracks or gateways.
  • Park in the entrance to Morfa Caravan Park.
  • Try to land on the beach at high tide, there isn’t one!
  • Land on the golf course at Penmaenmawr or Conwy.
Challenges: 
  • Can suffer a lot of rotor if trying to top land.
  • Getting over the A55 and the Railway if you scratch the hillside too low. In other words give yourself time to make it.