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About the North Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

We are a group of hang glider and paraglider pilots who fly mainly in North Wales. Our BHPA affiliated club liaises with local landowners in N and NE Wales to provide flying sites where members can do foot launched, un-powered flying. We also have a site in England (Thurstaston) and the Club was founded across the other side of the Wirral peninsula in the early '70's. We have both newly qualified and experienced pilots and a coaching system to aid pilot development.

Most of our members live in Merseyside, Cheshire, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Gwynedd, with the odd straggler from as far away as Southern England (no big hills down there apparently).

At present we have about 100 members (membership costs £15 per year). Members receive our Club Magazine roughly every quarter.


We meet at 7.30pm onwards on the last Monday of each month (Bank Holidays excluded) at the British Aerospace (Airbus) "Broughton Wings" Sports and Social Club in Broughton, near Chester. map...

Speakers at recent NWHGPC Club nights include Himalayan paragliding pioneer John Silvester and Rod 'Wendy Windblows' Buck.

Club Cross-Country League

The club runs a cross-country league to help promote competition within the club. The league's information management is sponsored by Mesotier Ltd.