Location and Getting Here
There is a road closure near the club! please read this page carefully to see if it will impact your journey and our recommended diversion.
Black Mountains Gliding Club is situated on the North Eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales
Although it’s based in the very rural Brecon Beacons National Park road routes from all directions are served by major trunk roads till the last few miles. Nearest railways stations are Hereford and Abergavenny.
The location is equidistant, in terms of drive time, from Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol and the border counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire/Worcestershire in the Midlands.
From South Wales and Severn Bridge.
Follow signs to Abergavenny. Then the signs for A40 Brecon. One mile or so after Crickhowell, at the Nant y Ffin inn/restaurant, turn right off the A40 on to the A479, signposted Rhyader.
Note: March 2020. The road after the Gliding Club was damaged due to flooding and is closed. However this route is still open. Ignore the ‘ROAD CLOSED’ sign at this junction. If you’re not coming from this direction read on!
After 6 miles you will reach Pengenffordd and pass “The Castle” pub (recently renamed the “Dragon’s Back Inn”) on your right before reaching the brow of the hill.
Trailers can turn right just after the brow of the hill.
Cars should continue down the main road for about a quarter mile then turn right down a narrow lane signposted “GLIDING”. Turn left at the T junction then after 100 yards bear right (both signposted). A mile further on you will see a final sign to the left at the entrance to the airfield.
From Cardiff and Swansea directions the best route is normally via Merthyr Tydfil.
Then the A470 to Brecon. From Brecon bypass the town on the A40 and rejoin the A470 and follow signs to Builth Wells.
Continue on the A470 to Bronllys. Follow signpost to Talgarth town.
Note: March 2020. The main A479 from Talgarth is severely damaged due to flooding and is closed. But the closed length can be avoided as described below or consider routing via Abergavenny.
Please follow these instructions to get to the airfield avoiding the actual closed section.
Please drive with care in the lanes as they are narrow.
There is no access to the airfield via Hospital Road.
From Hereford, Mid Wales and the Midlands
Aim for either Builth Wells or Hereford. We’re only a half hour to 50 mins from either.
Note: As described above. The last few miles of this route is closed but there is a short diversion.