Finding us

By road

We are based at Strubby Airfield, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 0DD which is 2½ miles North of Alford, 4 miles SW of Mablethorpe and 8 miles SE of Louth, just off the B1373.

  • From Louth take the A157 towards Mablethorpe, just before Withern turn right onto B1373, follow road to Woodthorpe Garden Centre (on left), approximately 100 yards on the left is the entrance to the airfield.
  • From Mablethorpe follow A1104 towards Alford after Beesby village take next major turn on right towards Woodthorpe Hall and Garden Centre, entrance on right after ½ mile.

OS Grid Reference for the hangar and clubhouse (caravan) is TF446807

Googlemaps (scroll in and out):

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Accessing the airfield

Guidance on how to get to the launch point safely when we are flying (click to enlarge):

Stop, look and listen for gliders landing or taking off
Stop, look and listen for gliders landing or taking off

By air

The gliding club operates from part of the old RAF Strubby Airfield (EGCG).

Position: N53°18.30 E000°10.10

There is a power strip operating to the north of the glider runway; this has white runway markings, whereas the glider runway is part concrete and part grass and has no markings. Circuits are normally planned to the south of the glider strip to avoid conflicts with the power club. It is also worth noting that a model plane club operates from a grass square at the end of the south runway.

Propped aircraft are advised not to land on our runway owing to the state of the concrete. Instead, contact Strubby North to agree use of their tarmacked strip.

LGC runway and Strubby North
From the east

During the summer the full length of the runway is available for use. During winter the grass end of runway 28 is usually too wet to access and activities are restricted to the concrete section.

There is a model flying club south of the runway, near low key for a circuit to land on 28. We try to plan circuits outside or inside of the model strip and maintain 1000′ above them unless thermalling or in dire straits. They watch for us and alter their flying to keep everyone safe as needed.