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How to find the MGC on the Long Mynd


The Long Mynd
is a range of hills just west of Church Stretton in the middle of Shropshire. The word Mynd in welsh means "hill" so you can see we are not far from the welsh border country or "marches". The Mynd is 1450 feet high so in the winter it can get snowed in and the roads to the club are steep and sometimes very difficult, if not impossible, to negotiate. However there are always ways to get here, even if it means leaving a car at the bottom and a short walk up the hill from Asterton.

The A49
, the main road between Shrewsbury and Ludlow, runs through Church Stretton. There are buses from the north and south and a railway station in Church Stretton itself.

From Church Stretton if approaching from the south turn left a the traffic lights or right if coming from the north on the A49. Go over the railway bridge up the main road to the cross roads with a bank on the opposite corner. Go straight over and follow the road for about 2m to a fork with a finger post. This road is single track and very steep at the bottom but does have passing places. Caution is advised especially with trailers. In the winter it is sometimes impassable. We advise calling the club first if there is any concern about the weather to check the road conditions. At the fork bear left for a further 3m to the gliding club.

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From the air we are north of Shobdon airfield and south east of Welshpool airfield. Our control frequency is 129.975.
Location: SY66TA Great Britain
Grid Ref:SO403915
X: 340300m Y: 291500m
Lat: 52:31:07N (52.5186) Lon: 2:52:51W (-2.8808)

Asterton road

  Did you know?

The Mynd can be a magical place in the winter but it can also be very cold. So, as we fly here all year round, please bring warm windproof clothes, a hat, gloves and sturdy boots or shoes.

In the summer you can wear as little as you like as it gets very warm but always be prepared - the Mynd has its own weather system!

  Our Catchment  

Members of the MGC come from all over the UK to fly with us at the weekends and on courses during the week. We have members that travel regularly from the south coast, from Scotland and from Cambridgeshire. Some people have a cottage in the country - others have a gliding club!


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