Try flying in Wales

By | 2011-10-24

By Keith Negal (written in 2005)

Of those microlight pilots who come from Europe to fly in the United Kingdom, few make it as far as Wales. This is a pity as the north-west coast of Wales is beautiful country in which to fly. It has long sandy beaches and pretty towns. If the weather is on your side there is little to beat it.

Last summer I flew from Welshpool aerodrome, through central Wales along the valley of the River Dovey, past Aberdovey to Talybont airstrip.  There I landed, called a taxi and went into Tywyn for lunch.  After lunch I flew to Caernarfon, past Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, and back around the north coast of Wales. There are many places to camp or B&B.  If you are thinking of taking this trip, please do.

Keith Negal

The valley og the river Dovey

Dovey Flats



Tywyn Town

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn Beach