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Adventure in the Eden Valley

RE-OPEN April 28th 2018 for members

Trial lessons from May 5th

Visiting Groups from May 12th

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. Thanks to Joe Roberts from Cambridge University 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

John Castle CFI

Community Amateur Sports Club     British Gliding Association

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Skelling Farm
CA10 1RL

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February 2018 Newsletter (04/03/18)
Edensoaring members newsletter February 2018 A reminder that if you are planning to fly under reciprocal membership at another club with which we have that arrangement you should have paid your...

January 2018 Newsletter (06/01/18)
Edensoaring members newsletter January 2018  I hope that you have re-joined Edensoaring for the 2018 season as a Full Member. We are hoping to advance the club members overall abilities th...

November 2017 Newsletter (24/11/17)
Edensoaring members newsletter November 2017 As we travel towards the year end I am thinking of and looking forward to next year. I am motivated to introduce some of the ideas we discussed at t...

2017 Season end (23/10/17)
We have now closed for the winter. Our last days flying was superb with several wave climbs above 10000ft including a Gold height and a 5 hour flight. Many members will visit other clubs over t...

A 7hr 15min Epic (26/05/17)
On 24/5/17 Patrick Eaton made an early start to a cross country to Kirkby Stephen and then turned to Buttermere.     Patrick wrote; Things went well but the weather ...

14th May 2017 (16/05/17)
Sunday the 14th the best day so far in 2017. A small visiting group took advantage of the day to explore the ridge, some as far as Brampton near Carlisle and to Hawes to the south. Several gli...


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