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Llantysilio Mountain Site Guide

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OS Map Location SJ152453 (Landranger, Sheet 116)
NOTAM reference Unknown (provisional)
Aerial Photo Aerial photo (1:25000)
Wind direction(s) SE - S
Take-off Height(s) 1560ft ( 475m)
Top to Bottom 250ft ( 76m)
Restrictions unknown
Min. Pilot Rating Club Pilot + at least 10 hours
XC Potential Good, limited by airspace downwind and eastward.
Airspace Just in Class A at 4500ft (1370m). Clear to S & W.
Paraglider Distance Record 40.0 Km by Noel Humphreys on 19/09/1999 details...

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Site Description

A small ridge facing S to SE, with the potential to reach a higher peak (Moel Morfydd - 550m) to the east. The site / general area can get very thermic and turbulent; and there is a risk of being blown back over the ridge-line. If landing fields are overshot, the ground quickly falls away towards the Dee Valley. This is not a site for inexperienced flyers.


Park off the narrow road at the bend at (approximate) map reference SJ148450. This is also one of the landing areas so park close to other vehicles. Do not attempt to drive vehicles up the ridge path.


From the bend by the car park, ascend directly to the nearest summit if the wind is south; or contour upward in a NE direction to the SE facing take-off areas south of the ridge path.

Takeoff and Top Landing

Take-off well away from the wire fence along the ridge-line. The absence of any significant flat area on the ridge summit precludes top landing though slope landing may be an option. There are reasonably level bottom landing areas below both the S and SE faces, including one adjacent to the car parking area. Avoid landing in the field to the west of the road.

Bottom Landing

Slope landing only


This site has a well-deserved reputation as a 'rough air' site.

The wind accelerates through the gully at the western foot of Moel Morfedd.

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