Just imagine flying at nearly six miles high and 100mph – and all without the help of an engine! You may not realise it, but that’s what you can do in a glider – no matter what your age or physical ability.
There are few better places to have a go at this adrenalin-pumping adventure activity than the Shropshire Hills, where the Long Mynd is one of the longest established sites for gliding in the whole of the UK.
A warm welcome awaits you at the Midland Gliding Club, whose clubhouse, towards the southern end of the Long Mynd, boasts a café, overnight accommodation and other facilities.
At the Midland Gliding Club and find yourself looking down on the Shropshire Hills, with not so much as the note of a motor to interrupt the sound of the wind gently whistling past your cockpit, and uninterrupted views of the landscape below.