British Hang gliding and Paragliding Association

Welsh Free Flight Federation

Aeronautical Information Service

UK airspace files

Garmin UK airspace files


Long Mynd Soaring Club

Malvern Hang Gliding Club

Mid-Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

North Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

Snowdonia Sky Sports

South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club

South West Wales Soaring Club

Welsh Borders Paragliding Club

Moelfre Rowing Club

There is a full list UK clubs on the BHPA website.


Mid-Wales Paragliding Centre

Local school run by club member and sites officer Steve Griffiths

Axis Paragliding and Paramotoring

Highly recommended Abergavenny based school

Fly West Wales

BHPA registered school near Swansea. Also runs courses in Algodonales, Spain.

Leavesley Aviation

PG school specialising in guiding and tandems in the Shropshire hills.

Beyond Extreme

PG school in Shropshire


PG school in North Wales

Paraventure Extreme Sports

Another Abergavenny based school

Skydragons Paragliding

PG & Paramotor school in North Wales

Snowdon Gliders

PG school in North Wales

There is a full list of UK schools on the BHPA website.



XC Weather

Free site with data from METARS and Buoys. Aberporth airfield and buoy give reasonable readings for Mid Wales.

Skylink Weather

Same data source as XC weather.

Llyn Llydaw weather station

Weather station at Llyn Llydaw on Snowdon.

Wendy Windblows

Network of weather stations with access by subscription or premium phone lines. Has no stations in Mid Wales.


Snowdon Webcams

Two webcams in Eryri.

Gliding Forecasts


General Forecasts

Metcheck for Aberystwyth

WindGuru for Anglesey

BBC Weather Centre's forecast for Wales

Met Office Forecasts

Brecon Beacons

Eryri (Snowdonia)




British paragliding competitions

British hang gliding competitions

UK National Cross Country League

Recommended Websites


Cross Country Magazine

Excellent free flight magazine.

Excellent Belgian PG website.

UK Hang Gliding and Paragliding forum.

Paragliding Forum

International free flight discussion forum.

Flying Holidays

Caribbean Free Flying

Paragliding guiding in the Dominican Republic with Julian Molina.

Leavesley Aviation

PG school running guided paragliding holidays in Bulgaria.


BHPA registered school & XC guiding, Algodonales, Spain.


Steve Ham's guiding in Piedrahita, Spain.


Annecy B&B Paragliding holidays.

Active Edge

UK based school also offering courses and holidays abroad.

Mayrhofen Experience

Hang-gliding and Paragliding Holidays in Austria with a 5% discount for club members.

Austrian Arena

Kelly Farina's accommodation and XC courses in Mayrhofen, Austria.

Hang gliding

Hang Gliding and the Oz Report

Davis Straub's daily hang gliding news.



Excellent Spanish paragliding website (in English!).

Fresh Air

Greg Hammerton's site including tips, stories, and reviews.

Jérôme Daoust's paragliding page

Huge collection of paragliding tips, data, images, videos, and more.

Paragliding Perspectives

Lowell Skoog's huge site.

XtremeBigAir ParaGliding

US-based website with a lively discussion forum.

Austrian Arena Blog

Many articles relating to paragliding. Theory, Routes and Comp run reports.