Directions to Nene Valley Gliding Club in Cambridgeshire
close to Cambridge, Huntingdon
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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
|Click the map above to enlarge
All depends upon where you are travelling from really!
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.
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 129.980.
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:-
as Peterborough Business Airport (ICAO: EGSF
129.725 Mhz is an
active light airfield.
:-the East or South as
RAF Wyton has MAGPAS Air Ambulance helicopter
operations conducted H24. Aircraft
transiting ATZ are
requested to make blind calls on
Wyton Approach 134.050 Mhz.
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
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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