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SE Wales Sites Guide - Nant-y-Moel


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Nant-y-Moel

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Grid Reference: SS 944 938
OS Landranger: 170
Latitude: 51.633066 (51º 37.98393'N)
longitude: -3.527175 (3º 31.63052'W)

Site Ref: 7.104
Liaison Site Datum: SS 944 938
Freephone: 0800 515544

Wind Direction: SSW - WSW (200º - 245º)
Best Direction: SW (225º)

Height ASL: 490m (1,600ft)
Top to Bottom: 335m (1,100ft)

Minimum Rating Hang Gliding: Pilot
Minimum Rating Paragliding: CP

This guide should be read in conjunction with the site map for Nant-y-Moel.
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Road access:

From the M4 at Bridgend or from the Rhondda on the A4061. Alternativly from Maesteg and Port Talbot on the A4017.

Vehicular access to take-off is via a rough track by kind permission of the landowners. Please telephone Mr John Pugh (01656 840436) before travelling to the site, so that he can arrange for the gate to be opened.

Parking:

Park sensibly by the side of the track adjacent to take-off. Do not obstruct the track or drive across the hill. If gaining access to take-off by foot please use the car park, do not obstruct the main road or gate area.

Take-off:

A long carry up can be avoided by use of the track. Beware of rotor behind the cliffs, carry further over and take-off well clear.

Landing:

The best top landing area is behind take-off, but it can be turbulent in all areas. The scree area below the cliffs is unsuitable for paraglider slope landings.

The main bottom landing field is the Aberfields Extension at Pricetown (A), a long glide. Do not land in the main sports field. Pilots can also land in the large field (B) directly in front of take-off. This field is bordered by trees on two sides, and a wire boundary fence on the other two. The ground is rough, and it is a long carry out to the road or back to take-off. Do not land in the four fields adjacent to the road. These are owned by Mr Pugh and often used for grazing his horses. Paragliders may also land at the base of the hill (C), on open ground to the left of take-off.

Flying:

A fairly friendly site in the midst of the spectacular Rhondda. The Rhondda has its own microclimate, and Nant-y-Moel is often flyable when it‘s blown out on the coast.

Hazards:

Severe rotor behind cliffs.

Other rules:

None

Site status:

Members Only - This site may only be flown by members of the SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club, and by members of the Welsh Free Flight Federation.

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