Guide to Flying Sites

About The Club

We are a group of hang glider and more predominantly more paraglider pilots now who fly in North West Wales. Formed as a club in 1990 by pioneering pilots such as John Silvester we have always been passionate about flying being free and open for all. The area under Snowdonia Sky Sports stewardship ranges from Barmouth along the A496 to Dolgellau, via Bala on the A494 onto Druid where it meets the A5, from here it tracks WNW following the A5 to Betws y Coed, then North up the A470 to Conwy and includes all areas west including Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula.

Guided XC flying

The nature of the club's sites and the small number of local members means that the BHPA Club Coach system is not particularly suitable to our club. That doesn't mean, however, that we don't want to help you to develop as a pilot. We use telegram to keep in touch and plan our XC trips so if you want to come along please join the telegram group and contact the committee to let us know that you're interested in some informal XC guiding.

V12 Webcam:

There is a new webcam in town- on the roof of V12, to be precise. It may be pointing in a number of different directions, but should give a decent view of the sky. It uploads an image regularly, so please check the timestamp. Username is "sss", password is "llanberis"


The club now uses telegram for group messaging. You can join the group by installing telegram on your smartphone. There is also a North & Mid Wales XC Retrieve group & any locations uploaded to this group will appear on the XC retrieve website

The following are members of the commitee. Please feel free to contact them with any queries regarding flying in the area.


Pete Hope 07968954534

Membership Secretary, Webmaster

Simon Burnell 07968064322


Malcolm Grace 7368 651430

Sites officer

Gareth Aston 07879477501

Safety Officer, Secretary

Geoff Corser 07576808308

Club Contact, School representative

Brad Nicholas 07818418780

Ordinary Member

john Thompson 07770953262
Christian brinkmann 07896007230

Social Media

Dougie Swanson-Low 07817481267

Sites Officer Harlech Cliff (Allt y Mor)

Nick Bubb 07881868784