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: 
SW
Grid Ref: 
SH555408
Takeoff Height: 
160m
Landing Height: 
10m
Top to bottom: 
150m

This is a rocky cliff with a restricted, and rather tricky, take-off area. Once airborne the cliff provides good dynamic soaring as well as being well thermic considering its proximity to the sea. If the wind is off to the south it can get pretty turbulent. While XC potential is good, the terrain downwind is distinctly mountainous.

Getting to take-off: 

Take the A498 East out of Tremadog (towards Beddgelert). Take the first left up a hill and round a sharp bend. Continue through a gate and turn left onto the rough track that leads to the farmhouse. Pay the farmer the parking fee (currently £2/car) and proceed to take-off.

Landing: 

Top landing for paragliders is in rough area immediately west of take-off, where the cliff edge rounds off. Bottom landing is in the field next to the road. There is no safe hang glider top landing.