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. 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
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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.
March 2018 Newsletter (27/03/18)
Edensoaring members newsletter March 2018
Once again I hope that you have re-joined Edensoaring for the 2018 season as a Full or Dual Member. If not this may be the last newsletter you receive....
Carlisle Airport (27/03/18)
We have published a response to Carlisle proposal, see below. The consultation ends on the 28th March and I hope that common sense prevails. Point 3 is particularly relavant.
Carlisle Airport C...
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...