We fly on weekends as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays from May to mid-September, which is the main gliding season when the weather has a chance of being sunny and not too windy. For the rest of the year, we fly regularly every Saturday and Sunday along with an ad-hoc day during the week, weather permitting. However, our planned days of opening don’t always match the English weather, especially in September and April, sometimes October and March, and occasionally all through the winter. We often open at short notice on days when the weather looks promising, if there enough members interested to make it worth while. You’re welcome to visit us on these extra days too, so if you think the weather might be good enough for flying, call the airfield between nine and ten.
Stratford on Avon Gliding Club
Note: Not all GPS navigation devices and software plot routes onto the airfield correctly. All access to the club is via the Bearley Road gate to the North.
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J15 of the M40 is the A46.
From there, take the A46 south, signposted Stratford, for 1½ miles.
At the next roundabout, take the second exit, still the A46, signposted (Worcester), (Redditch), and (Evesham), for 1½ miles.
Turn right at the turning on the brow of the hill, signposted Snitterfield, and then turn immediately left for ½ mile.
Take the first turning right, signposted Snitterfield and Bearley, and follow the road through Snitterfield village and 1 mile out the other side. The airfield is on the left.
If you get to the golf course or Bearley, you’ve gone too far.
From Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, the N and E
The Stratford Road out of Birmingham was the A34 and is now the A3400.
Follow it through, or join it at, Henley-in-Arden, south through Wootton Wawen towards Stratford.
Immediately after the Golden Cross on the right, where the railway goes over the road, turn left, signposted Bearley and Snitterfield.
Follow the road through Bearley, past the golf course, and the airfield is on the right.
From Stratford, Evesham, the SW
The A46 northbound crosses the Birmingham Road out of Stratford at the Bishopton Roundabout.
From there, take the A3400 towards Birmingham for 2½ miles.
Just before the railway bridge over the road, turn right, signposted Bearley and Snitterfield. Follow the road through Bearley, past the golf course, and the airfield is on the right.
The first turning to Snitterfield, by the Dun Cow, doesn’t pass the airfield, but you can get there by turning left at the crossroads in Snitterfield village.
The airspace near Snitterfield is quite complex, because we are on the edge of the BHX approach zones. If you are intending to visit us by air, there are some Notes for Visiting Pilots that tell you what you need to know.