Directions to Shalbourne Gliding

Finding us by road

The club is easily accessible from the M4 and M3 and less than an hour from most major towns in the area. Shalbourne village is 4 miles south of Hungerford, just off the A338 (SN8 3QF). The airfield is south of that, on top of the ridge above the village.

From the North

From the north, head towards the village of Shalbourne in Wiltshire. Opposite the pub (SN8 3QF), take Rivar Road signposted towards Andover. After a mile or so, fork left for Fosbury.  The airfield gate is on the left after about one mile.

From the South

From the south, head towards the village of Fosbury in Wiltshire. From Fosbury (SN8 3NJ) head north west and take the first road on the right signposted Shalbourne/Hungerford. Head up the hill and after about one mile you will find the airfield gate on the right.

Finding us by Sat Nav or other GPS Device

DO NOT use our postcode to find us! It will take you to a location over half a mile away in a different lane.

Or use what three words to find the gate.


Our entrance gate can be located by navigating to its latitude and longitude specified in any of the following formats:

# Latitude Longitude
Degrees N 51.33730° W 1.54430°
Degrees & Minutes N 51° 20.238′ W 1° 32.658′
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds N 51° 20′ 14″ W 1° 32′ 39″

Public Transport

The nearest train stations are Great Bedwyn and Hungerford (approximately 5 miles from the airfield).
Buses are infrequent but several route via Shalbourne and there is a weekday service (23) via Fosbury.

Walkers & Cyclists

If you’re walking or cycling you can use the bridleways. These maps show where the bridle path starts from the north or from the south.

Please note that the bridle path traverses diagonally across the airfield in places where we cannot see walkers and hence stop operations until they are clear. For your safety and convenience the preferred route across the airfield is marked on the sign posts at each end of the airfield.

Safety First!

Whether you visit us by car or on foot, please follow the instructions displayed on the sign at the gate. This will lead you safely to where the gliders are launching. Always keep to the edge of the field and keep a good look-out for aircraft, vehicles and cables. If in doubt wait to be escorted to the launch point.

Remember, technically the airfield is ALWAYS active, even at night when military helicopters can and do use the field.

Shalbourne Gliding

Shalbourne Gliding