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SE Wales
13 - 14 May 2023
Paraglider Paraglider
Hike and Fly

Past Tasks

13/05/23 - 14/05/23
Task Distance: 63 km


See Ben Bowler's super vlog debrief of his first ever hike and fly at the 2023 Dragon.

2024-05-24 07:26
Here is Ben Bowler's preview of the video log he made after his first ever hike and fly event. Fortunately for us, he chose the 2023 Dragon Race as that event.

"In May 2023 I took part in my first paragliding hike and fly race, the Dragon Hike and Fly in South Wales. I started paragliding to have adventures around the world. This event was the first time I travelled far with the wing on my back and in the sky and I camped out under the stars wrapped in the wing fabric!"


Race Briefing

2023-05-13 07:27
Ali's excellent Dragon Hike and Fly Race 2023 briefing can be found at the following link..

Event info

The seventh Dragon Hike and Fly is to be held on the weekend of 13 – 14 May 2023.

There will be a fall back weekend, 10 – 11 June, in case of untaskable weather conditions.

This year we have a fantastic bunch of sponsors involved, who all share our passion for hike and fly and with whom we work to supply their products from our shop in Crickhowell.

Thank you to Air DesignStodeusLittle CloudSkySight and Bruce Goldsmith Designs for sponsoring this year’s event, which will be hosted by our friends at Cwmffryd Campsite for the second year running. On the afternoon of the second day, we aim to have a selection of demo wings available to try, as well as a DJ set courtesy of former student DJ Gallago, a Nepali style curry and refreshments available.

  • There will be prizes and an end of event party for you and one supporter or guest with food and drinks included in your race entry.
  • Race entry is £80, the pilot list is full, but there is the chance of a reserve list place (subject to experience), please email to join the list.
  • Extra party tickets can be purchased for £10
  • Maximum of 60 pilots
  • The event will be based out of the Cymffryd Campsite and the nominal race distance will be approximately 50 to 100km
  • Pilots should be BHPA Pilot rated
  • Entrants must have BHPA membership or suitable alternative insurance cover
  • Personal accident insurance is recommended
  • The Livetrack 24 Registration page will be live soon and race details will be sent to all entrants in due course.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the Race Rules here!
  • All entrants and race fans are asked to join this Telegram group: Dragon Hike and Fly Chat.
  • And this one Dragon Live Tracking for Live Tracking.

Any questions about the event can be forwarded to

If any competitors would like to purchase a new #hikeandfly glider, harness, reserve, or any other equipment, please get in touch and we’ll be very happy to offer special prices to race entrants.

Follow the event on Facebook: Dragon Hike and Fly Facebook Page.

Local Rules

Dragon Hike and Fly 2023 - Rules

All pilots are required to familiarise themselves with the Race Rules.


Dragon Hike and Fly 2023 - Airspace

Airspace details will be covered during the event briefing on the evening of Friday 12 May 2023. The image above is provided for illustrative purposes only. It is in all participants' interests to review the local airspace ahead of the briefing.

Info about Flying here

For useful information about flying in the wonderful part of the world where the Dragon Hike and Fly Race is held, please visit the websites of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association endorsed local clubs.

SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club:

SW Wales Soaring Club: