Grid Reference: ST 113 836
OS Landranger: 171
Latitude: 51.544299 (51º 32.65795'N)
longitude: -3.280484 (3º 16.82903'W)
Site Ref: 7.079
Liaison Site Datum: ST 113 836
Freephone: 0800 515544
Wind Direction: ENE - SSE (067º - 135º)
Best Direction: E (090º)
Height ASL: 250m (820ft)
Top to Bottom: 200m (670ft)
Minimum Rating Hang Gliding: CP
Minimum Rating Paragliding: Pilot
This guide should be read in conjunction with the site map for Garth Hill.
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Road access:By minor roads from Pentyrch.
Parking:Turn right onto the narrow road that runs along the base of the hill, and park in the lay-by. This road is subject to subsidence, and is sometimes inaccessible from Gwaelod-y-Garth. Carry up the SE side of the hill (quite steep).
Take-off:There are two take-off areas, Southeast and East. Access to both is by foot only, a long hard carry up. Beware of rotor behind the East take-off.
Landing:The top landing area (A) is quite large and fairly flat. But the steep slope of the front of the hill makes paraglider slope landings difficult.
The bottom landing field (B) is on the East side, and can be difficult to reach if winds are off to the North. This is especially true for paragliders. Low power cables run through the middle of the undulating bottom landing field, and along the road. Do not pass gliders over the hedge, the owner lives in the adjacent farm. Please carry gliders out via the farm track.