Paragliding is mainly carried out under the experienced control of Pembrokeshire Paragliding, an organisation based next to the medieval Abbey at St Dogmaels, near Cardigan, which has been operating in the area for 12 years. In 2011 they received a 1st Place Gold in the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards and operate as a BHPA registered school. They offer training through their paraglider courses with tandem flights on which the inexperienced visitor can be taken up by an expert for a bird’s eye view of the coast and countryside. A National Geographic survey carried out a few years ago placed Pembrokeshire joint second in the world as a coastal paragliding venue ahead of Hawaii.
Paragliding is for experts as the wind is fickle and can change direction in an instant, particularly in close proximity to cliffs where eddies and thermals create sudden ‘freak’ effects. Pembrokeshire Paragliding are one of the only schools in the UK with access to several beautiful beaches where you can conduct safe training, flying from the dunes. Often they will finish a day’s beach training with a barbecue and canoes will be available for students to use should they wish to play in the surf.
Pembrokeshire Paragliding provide tuition to the highest standard, and operate as a BHPA registered school. As well as being passionate about sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge of paragliding.
To find out more please visit www.pembrokeshireparagliding.com/