Area around Mendip Gliding Club

Area around Mendip Gliding Club

The Mendip Hills are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The instructor will help you find your bearings by pointing out local landmarks as you fly around. You will see beneath you the ridge, to which the airfields main landing strip runs approximately parallel. The ridge extends, with a few breaks from  Crooks Peak near the M5 motorway to beyond the city of Wells.

Perhaps the best known feature of the Mendips, about midway between the north west and south east ends of the range of hills, is Cheddar Gorge. You may have the opportunity to see the Gorge form a spectacular view at 1500 feet! 

The highest point on the Mendips is the television mast near Priddy, which is over 900 feet high, overlooking the city of Wells with it's famous cathedral.

You will be able to see other local landmarks such as, Cheddar Reservoir,Glastonbury Tor, The Bristol Channel, both Severn Bridges, Chew Valley Lakes, Bristol International Airport and on a clear day, Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station and South Wales.

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