Strathaven Airfield is situated approximately 8 miles West of Junction 8 on the M74 and the Postcode is ML10 6RW. ( Be aware that Satnav direction using the Postcode may take you through the Strathaven Town centre and housing areas to route to the airfield, with potential difficulty for caravans, etc.) Best route approaching from either South or North is on M74 to exit at Junction 8, signed A71 Edinburgh / Kilmarnock; at roundabout off motorway take 2nd. exit signed A71 – Stonehouse/ Strathaven/ Kilmarnock ; at roundabout take 2nd. exit onto Stonehouse bypass; at intermediate roundabout carry straight on (1st.exit); at roundabout at Esso petrol station take 2nd.Exit on to Strathaven road; carry on A71 out of Stonehouse towards Strathaven; on entering Strathaven, in 500m, Strathaven Castle on left, at roundabout -1st.exit -carry on A71 up hill through traffic lights ; straight though mini roundabout at Sainsburys Supermarket entrance; continue straight through second roundabout on A71 and exit Strathaven. After De-restriction speed sign, in 0.4 mile turn right off A71, signposted with small “Airfield” sign – Please note this turn-off point is just before a left-hand turn on the crest of a hill on the the busy A71 road and care and attention for oncoming traffic is paramount – Also please note the remaining route is on narrow “country” roads without formal passing places – after 0.4 Mile turn right at “Airfield” sign ; in 0.3 mile, turn left at “T”-junction – Caution! immediate right hand bend with poor sightlines; follow road for 0.4 mile to end and turn right up signposted track to Airfield.
If approaching from the West on the A71, through Drumclog and Caldermill, the left turn signposted “Airfield” off A71 is 0.4mile from Strathaven town boundary. Coming from this direction the left turn is very tight and visitors with car/caravan combinations or large motorhomes may find it expedient to carry on A71 into Strathaven to turn 180 degrees at first roundabout entering Strathaven to then backtrack to right-hand turn and remaining route detailed above.
For caravanners/ campers, there is a large Sainsburys store in the town accessed directly off this A71 route and this has ample parking and Fuel facilities.