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SE Wales Sites Guide - Abertysswg

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Grid Reference: SO 141 059
OS Landranger: 161
Latitude: 51.745190 (51º 44.71142'N)
longitude: -3.245600 (3º 14.73600'W)

Site Ref: 7.053
Liaison Site Datum: SO 141 059
Freephone: 0800 515544

Wind Direction: W - NW (270º - 310º)
Best Direction: WNW (290º)

Height ASL:430m (1,400ft)
Top to Bottom: 75m (250ft)

Minimum Rating Hang Gliding: CP
Minimum Rating Paragliding: Pilot

This guide should be read in conjunction with the site map for Abertysswg.
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Road access:

From Tredegar on minor roads towards Markham.


Park along the edge of the road ensuring enough space is left for gliders landing, or being carried forward across the road.


A minimal carry to take-off. The site can be turbulent in strong winds. Care and control is needed when launching paragliders in strong winds, as take-off is narrow, with rigged hang gliders and vehicles close by. The true wind speed can be much higher than at launch. If in doubt check at the top of the hill.


Top landing is easiest on top of the hill (A), especially in strong winds. In lighter winds, particularly when it‘s off to the North, the area behind the road (B) can be used. Top landing a hang glider in front of the road (C) requires a great deal of experience and precision.

Bottom landing is by the side of the road at the bottom of the hill (D). This area is small, uneven and slopes. It‘s also a crosswind landing for hang gliders.

The emergency bottom landing field (E) is available outside of the lambing season. Always leave by the gate at the bottom of the field, and carry gliders up to the road. This is a long carry out over rough ground. Please don‘t park on the farm track.


Up to 20 gliders can be accommodated in the right conditions, but it can be turbulent in strong winds. Wave is quite common.


Beware of moving vehicles and rotor from parked cars if you top land close to the road.

Other rules:

Do not land in the field adjacent to and to the South of take-off. If you accidentally land in any field carry out by the gate. Do not climb walls or fences.

Turbulence can make this a tricky site for paragliders. Paraglider Pilots with less than 50 hrs logged should therefore only fly this site under the supervision of an Instructor or Club Coach.

This site is sometimes used by model aircraft pilots, please respect their right to fly as well as your own.

Site status:

Open site - This site may be flown by suitably insured visiting hang glider & paraglider pilots.

This site is flown with the kind permission of the Trustees of the Llanover Estate.

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