Directions to Nene Valley Gliding Club in Cambridgeshire
close to Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough
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The gliding site is located off Ramsey Road, adjacent to Upwood village. The site is about 2 miles to the South of Ramsey, about 7 miles to the North of Huntingdon and about 10 miles South of Peterborough.

DIRECTIONS------------------------------ SAT NAV set to PE26 2QD

By Road

 

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All depends upon where you are travelling from really!

South down the A1(M)
Turn off at Stilton onto the B660/B1043 and follow the signs for Ramsey. * Keep going through Holme, over the railway crossing until you reach a T-junction at Ramsey St. Mary's turn right to Upwood (B1040). Follow this road for several miles until you reach the sign for Upwood Village where you turn left turn down (sign posted Gliding Club) a small track. The Gliding Club entrance is signposted on the left.


North up the A1(M)
Turn off at Sawtry and follow the signs for Ramsey - use the same directions as for travelling South down A1 from *

From the A14
Take the A141 Huntingdon turn. Follow the signs for March A141. After approx 8 miles at roundabout signposted Warboys, turn left on the B1040 to Ramsey. At Bury village turn left following the signs for RAF Upwood. Continue past the base and take the first right turn after the school. (signposted Ramsey Heights/Peterborough/Gliding Club) After about 50 metres take a right turn (signposted Gliding Club) down a small track. The Gliding Club entrance is signposted on the left.

By Air

We operate throughout the year from a 0.7 mile grass strip, (06/24) which we try to maintain in good condition. A concrete strip runs parallel to the grass strip and this can be used in Winter if the ground is too soggy. However, great caution should be exercised if you elect to land on the concrete strip as it is used for towing cables.

Visiting gliders, motor gliders and glider tugs are most welcome to visit. Other powered aircraft and microlights are, due to our lease, not permitted. During the soaring season a listening watch is usually maintained on 129.975.

We have very few airspace restrictions (airways base is at FL155). Although the latest NOTAMS should always be checked. Extra caution should be exercised if arriving from the West as Conington is an active light airfield. Also, from 1st May 1999, RAF Wyton's 2 1/2NM wide ATZ has been re-established. Wyton uses 134.05 when active.

Here's what our site looks like, looking from the South.
The club operates from the green strip in the middle of the photograph, running 06/24. The strip is 1100 metres(¾ mile) by 70 metres miles.

 

The old airfield of RAF Upwood can be seen NE of our club site. The group of three hangars on the old airfield (top right) are a very good nav-aid. Ramsey is north of our site. The other favourite aid to finding the site is the wind generator about one mile to the North at Ramsey (not on photograph). There are another 8 larger Wind Turbines further North and another 12 Wind Turbines 4 miles due East of Ramsey


 

Nene Valley Gliding Club Ltd, Marshal's Paddock, Ramsey Road, Upwood, Cambs, PE26 2PH Clubhouse 01487 813062 Launch Point 07761 478417 The Views expressed in this Website are not necessarily those of NVGC Ltd or the Webmaster The Nene Valley Gliding Club Ltd is registered in England with registration number 5193277 and its Registered Office is Marshal's Paddock, Ramsey Road, Upwood, Cambs, PE26 2PH