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: 
Brad Nicholas
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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).


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.

  • 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.
  • 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.