Welshpool (EGCW)

Airport information

Nearest town: Welshpool (2 miles by car), Wales

Opening Times:

  • Winter: 0900-1700 or SS whichever is earlier and by arrangement
  • Summer: 0800-1600 or SS whichever is earlier and by arrangement

Longest Runway: 1020m, Asphalt

Fuel: AVTUR JET-A1, AVGAS 100LL

Phone: 01938 555560

Website: www.welshpoolairport.co.uk, Wikipedia entry

AIP: plates and airport diagram

Landing fees: £10 for single engines and £20 for twin engines

Note: Welshpool is a PPR airfield

Airport Map

Airport services

  • Handling: Mid Wales Airport Ltd. (01938 555560)
  • Taxis: Yellow Cabs (01938 555533), Amber Cabs (01938 56611), MC2 Services (01938 850545), Stonebridge (01938 555119) Note: Taxis operate out of Welshpool town, not from the airfield itself
  • Car Hire: Wright Self Drive (01938 559581, www.wrightselfdriveltd.co.uk)
  • Facilities at airport: Cafe, but this is open mainly on weekends, though coffee is available through the week
  • Flying Schools: Welshpool Flying School (01938 555560, welshpoolairport@aol.com)
  • Charters: BJ Aviation – Pleasure flights (01938 555560)

Pubs

  • Cann Office Hotel, Llangadfan, Welshpool (01938 820202,) Although that is one strange name, the Cann Office Hotel is an unpretentious old pub very popular among tourists and locals alike. Highlights include a beer garden, a piano and a reputation as the place to hear local performers.
  • Pheasant Inn, 43, High Street, Welshpool (01938 553104). Pleasant enough pub that seems to be popular locally as a place to watch the sport. Level 2 is a disc.
  • The Horseshoes Inn, Berriew, Welshpool (01686 640282). Serves a good range of beers, but acts more as a family pub. The food here has a good reputation.

Restaurants

  • Howards Restaurant, Coed Y Dinas (Charlies Stores), Welshpool (01938 555545). At half a mile away from the airport, this restaurant located at a country store and garden centre is one of the closest options available to travellers. Simple but well-made homestyle fare.
  • Tea Room, Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool (01938 551944). The tea room at the Powis castle is another convenient option not too far from the airport, if all you want is a brunch-style meal.
  • Spice, 13, Berriew Street, Welshpool (01938 553431). Pretty good Indian restaurant and excellent value for money.

Golf Courses

  • Welshpool Golf Club, The Golfa, Welshpool (01938 850249, www.welshpoolgolfclub.co.uk) Around 4 miles away from Welshpool, this is a challenging course on hilly terrain. Visitors welcome but it is advisable to call and check availability.
  • Welsh Border Golf Club, Bulthy, Halfway House, Near Shrewsbury, Shropshire (01743 884247, www.welshbordergolf.com). This club has 2 9-hole courses, both with great views over mid-Wales and Shropshire. Visitors with booking welcome.

Activities

  • Powys Castle, (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-powiscastle_garden), the famous medieval castle with its celebrated gardens is about 2 miles away. The Clive museum here with its India collection is worth a dekko.
  • Rail enthusiasts may enjoy a visit to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (01938 810441, www.wllr.org.uk). The railway runs a 16-mile return journey through the beautiful Welsh countryside on a train hauled by 100 year old steam locomotives.
  • Walkers will be delighted to know that a number of interesting trails are to be found in and around Welshpool, including  2 National Trails, Offa’s Dyke and Glyndwr’s Way. (More details at www.welshpool.org)

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