Take to the skies and soar above Shropshire's stunning countryside

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Soar over the landscape and see from above the true beauty of Shropshire’s Great Outdoors.

Below are some of the ways you can take to the Shropshire skies.

Hang Gliding and Paragliding

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA)

The below are registered BHPA organisations in Shropshire

Leavesley Aviation near Bishops Castle – Tandem and BHPA approved school for paragliding and day tasters.

Long Mynd Soaring Club promotes hang gliding and paragliding over Shropshire for qualified pilots. The site gives a list of launch sites in Shropshire with an overview of each.


Gliding, which began in the 1920s, is governed by the British Gliding Association (BGA). It is both a recreational activity and a competitive air sport, and started on the 1450ft high Long Mynd, near Church Stretton, as early as 1930.

Midland Gliding Club on the Long Mynd, which is affiliated to the BGA, started in 1934 and is one of the oldest Gliding Clubs in the Country. Total beginners to experienced competitors can take to the Shropshire skies there. Ridge, thermal and wave soaring. Winch launch.

Wrekin Gliding Club is affiliated to the BGA is based at RAF Cosford and is an RAF Gliding & Soaring Association Club where you can learn to fly or just experience the thrill of gliding. Tow or winch

Shropshire Soaring Group is BGA affiliated, based at Sleap Airfield near Wem provides year round towed wave soaring from tarmac runways for experienced pilots.