Having hiked around this area I had seen the potential for flying. Being a popular spot in the Brecon Beacons national park means there are always plenty of cars in the car parks but once you start hiking uphill the crowds quickly disappear. Forests, streams, waterfalls and big ridges make for a stunning setting. Once at the top of the ridge you can see for miles.
The hike up to the launch spot was a pretty solid hour. Starting with a gentle forest trail then opening up with views of the ridges. A small descent to a crossing point on the stream before a fairly steep grassy climb to the bottom of the main ridge. The last section being a very steep climb.
Once at the top the views are great. We stopped to cool off and have a snack. It wasn’t long till it was time to layer up and get ready to fly. The conditions were buoyant but not particularly thermic. Perfect for getting to know a new site. It was fun to explore the area and see all the way to the coast.
After a good fly it was time to land and head home. This is somewhere with so much potential for flying adventures.