North Wales Gliding Club

Yes - left at the next hill, then straight on for 40 miles ........


North Wales Gliding Club

How to get to fly a glider....

We often get people asking us "Can I try a flight" or saying "My brother/uncle/mother/etc. has always wanted to try this - what do I do?".

It really is very simple and we have accumulated and answered the most common questions about trial flights for you. If you need to know more then email us by clicking here.

What is a trial flight?

More correctly it is a trial membership. We offer, for the princely sum of £70.00, 28 days's membership of the club and in that time you can decide if you want to learn to fly. You pay club rates for flying (see here) and you will BE a member of the club for four consecutive weekends.

What else do I get?

As part of your introduction we offer one long or two short flights as part of your membership fee. Your membership starts with the date you take your first flight.  


Whilst every effort will be made to deal with enquiries as quickly as possible, we cannot guarantee an immediate response. Due to recent very high levels of spam email, we have removed the email addresses from the website. Our new email is in the graphic above which we hope the spam scavengers will have a harder time reading.

If you wish to contact us by phone then call Brian Portlock on 07956 498 078

How to find us

Start from Wrexham and the A483. Turn off on to the A525 to Coedpoeth and Ruthin and follow this for about 10 miles passing through Bwlchgwyn and then going past the Llandegla fishery. Continue towards Llandegla village until the crossroads with the A5104 is met and turn left following the signs for Llangollen and the Horseshoe Pass. From Queensferry take A550 and take Corwen Road (A5104) at Pen-y-Ffordd to Llandegla then continue as above. After a short distance you will drive up a hill and come across a small roundabout. Proceed straight across it and continue for about 50 yards. There is a fork to the right leading to a single track road. Proceed up this track for about a quarter of a mile and the club is the second gate on the left.

By Air (unpowered aircraft only)

The easiest way to identify the site from the air is to locate the Ponderosa Cafe at the HorseShoe Pass which sits between Esclusham Mountain and Llantysilio Mountain. The well known town of Llangollen is to the south of the HorseShoe Pass and we are located on the hill directly north of the pass. Arriving aircraft should note that there is an airstrip to our immediate north which we do not cross at heights less than 2000ft a.g.l. (note that our site has an elevation of 1050ft a.m.s.l.) Contact the base radio on 129.900 - 130.100 MHz for circuit and aircraft activity information. Note that the club airstrip is grass and has an approximate clear run of 1100 yards with an approximate heading of 060/240. About 1 mile to the northwest of the site is a model aeroplane club which flies remote control models. Please stay clear of this area. At the request of local residents, please do not overfly any farms or private residences at low levels.