Best Wind Cardinal: 
ESE
Grid Ref: 
SH698630
Takeoff Height: 
560m
Landing Height: 
270m
Top to bottom: 
290m

Watch out for jets during the week..

A 2km long ridge, generally flat topped, leads South from the summit of Pen yr Helgi Du. This ridge is flyable on its W and E sides. The West face becomes very turbulent in moderate winds. The summit is rocky and descends steeply on the North side so don't risk getting blown back.

Don'ts: 
  • Land around the farm on the East side of the ridge.
  • Land in areas of livestock.
  • Land South of the main road between Tryfan and Gallt yr Ogof.
  • Park at the bottom of the reservoir road.
  • Park obstructing any gate ways or tracks.
Challenges: 
  • The Ogwen valley is in the track of low flying RAF jets Mon to Fri so best used on week ends only