Welcome to the LMSC

(supporting pilots since 1975)

Go to the webcams

This is where you’ll find up to date information about our sites and activities. As well as the site guide and a huge range of other information, you can actively contribute by posting in the discussion forum – only LMSC members can post, but anyone can read it.

Only LMSC members are able to login – do so by using the link on the left.

Visiting pilots

Visiting pilots are very welcome to fly most of the Long Mynd sites. All pilots flying our sites must be British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) members (or members of an equivalent foreign organisation) as this includes insurance to cover injuries to other pilots or damage to property. Before flying, please read our sites guide and speak to a committee member, club coach or experienced local pilot about bottom landings, local conditions, airspace, etc. You can find details of our club coaches on the coaching pages. Why not join the LMSC if you fly our sites regularly?

Please note: if you are not an LMSC member, there is a £3 per day fee for flying the Long Mynd at weekends and bank holidays. You can pay the fee online by clicking here. After paying site management costs, the rest of this fee goes to the air ambulance.


Recent announcements


  • Winter is here. And the snow gates were closed last night on the Mynd. Beautiful day, but freezing and still windy, but should be less windy tomorrow, though there's a lot of variation in the forecasts. We'll keep the forecasts updated on the web site forum.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    November 21st

  • The cams and weather station are currently down - I think the winds have knocked out the power to the gliding club, it was gusting over 80 mph at times last night. Not that it's flyable for us anyway, the forecast (and reality) is still wet and windy (though the sailplanes will be flying tomorrow). At least you will have plenty of time to listen to podcasts. On the plus side, and I'll probably regret saying this, it looks like we have fixed the problem which was causing the weather station data to 'freeze' and be out of date. It's been working properly for the last ten days now, without me having to reboot. Ten unflyable days as it happens, but that's not the point.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    November 18th

  • Drones There's a report on tonight's Watchdog at 8 on BBC1 about their investigation into the safety of drones. Might be worth having a look at.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    November 19th

  • New podcast: Accidents - You can make a difference In this latest podcast I talk to John Hovey, an experienced first aid trainer and expedition leader with the with the National Outdoor Leadership School. The podcast looks at what to do in the event of an accident, covering liability, taking charge, moving a casualty, emergency procedures, kit to carry etc. This podcast could help you feel prepared if you have the misfortune to witness, or be involved in, an accident. You can listen here:

    In this latest podcast Judith Mole talks to John Hovey, an experienced first aid trainer and expedition leader with the with the National Outdoor Leadership School (www.nols.edu). The podcast looks at what to do in the event of an accident, covering liability, taking charge, moving a casualty, emerg…

    Posted By Judith Mole

    November 17th

  • Some pretty awesome Wave Cycles on the Mynd right now.

    Posted By Danny Taylor

    November 14th

  • Part one of two. Rodney tricks Del into hang gliding, much to Del's distress. Subscribe to Comedy Greats for more hilarious videos: http://www.youtube.com/su...

    Posted By David Griffiths

    November 12th

Long Mountain

Many LMSC pilots also fly Long Mountain. This is not an LMSC site, but it is within our area. There is a £5 site fee for flying here. Pay this online here.


The Mynd webcams are at the bottom of this page. For other information on local weather, go to our weather page.

Air ambulance

Contribute to our local air ambulance at Midlands Air Ambulance. Here is their Justgiving page, where you can easily make donations. Alternatively, you can donate via the LMSC when you join or renew as an LMSC member.

Want to learn to fly?

We are a club of qualified pilots and do not train people wanting to learn to fly. However, there are local schools who will be happy to teach you to fly, or give you tandem lessons. Please see our Schools page for more details.

Contact the club

Email secretary [at] longmynd.org or see the Committee page for a full list of email addresses.

Long Mynd webcams and weather station

There are two webcams at the Mynd,  courtesy of the Midland Gliding Club. For both, time is displayed in GMT, wind speed in knots. So to get the actual time, in summer, add one hour to the displayed time!

LMSC Webcam: Pointing north to the LMSC site.

Pointing at LMSC launch


MGC Webcam: Pointing west to the windsock at the MGC.

Pointing west to windsock


Weather station information. This is also located at the MGC. Updates every 15 minutes.

Data summary


Wind direction and QNH over last 4 hours Wind speed over last 4 hours


Expected cloud base, in feet above launch.