Adventure in the Eden Valley
What is Gliding?
Gliding is to fly gracefully and silently without the vibration and noise of an engine. Modern gliders are reliable and very strong - stronger than the equivalent sized power plane yet their slender wings allow them to glide smoothly, climbing in the air as it passes over the mountains. Most gliders have a single-seat (i.e. just carry a pilot) but we have two-seaters that allow you to fly with a BGA qualified instructor. Gliding can be as exciting and challenging as you want it to be and most people’s response is “wow, that was amazing!” so why not treat a loved one or have a look at our Trial Lesson offers, short courses or consider joining yourself. [read more]
"Wow - That was amazing!."
The short video below demonstrates the amazing views. A very nice video by Soaring Keith of Bowland Forest GC.
The Eden Gliding Club is a community amateur sports club, operated and run by volunteers. All of our instructors are BGA qualified with lots of experience. Why not come down, join in and experience for yourself what flying in the Cumbrian mountains feels like.
Membership fees and flying costs can be found in our flying fees.
If you need somewhere to stay then check out the local accommodation
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Junior training week (18/08/18)
Next week starting the 20th August we will be holding a Junior training week to advance our junior members along their gliding careers. As well as offerring dedicated training we are also giving th...
Some achievements by members (01/08/18)
Earlier this year Andy Jones completed his Silver C with a flight to Gretna and Jon March gained his FI (R) Instructor rating.
Kieth Nattress and Mike Dodd went away to The Gliding Centre and o...
This is becoming a great season! (19/07/18)
Despite the "unsuitable" winds we have had some excellent soaring conditions.
2 x 50Km silver legs flown, a silver height, 2 x X/C endorsements gained, several X/C flown a...
6000 ft QFE Cloud base 1st July (01/07/18)
The members and visitors that were enjoying soaring over the Eden Valley today were treated to an excellent days flying. Over the Pennines high ground it was even higher at more than 6500ft QFE and...
The wind is back! (16/06/18)
After over 4 weeks of very nice weather in an Easterly airstream I am pleased to report that we have the return of steady SW'ly winds this week and they will very likely stay with us for the ne...
The season so far (28/05/18)
The 2018 season started very well. for the first 3 weeks we have had lots of good soaring weather, both thermal and ridge. The field is remarkably dry after the winters snow and rain.