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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.

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Community Amateur Sports Club     British Gliding Association

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Skelling Farm
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1st cross country: 50k Silver Distance (25/05/15)
An average to good day at Edensoaring! Flew down to Brough and then back up the Pennine ridge to Gelt Bridge (near to Brampton) and then back to teh airfield at Skelling. See the trace here...

Club Buys a Second Training Glider (10/01/15)
Good news - we have a second K13 joining the fleet in 2015. That should keep the queues to a minimum and ensure everyone gets plenty of soaring time. Ridge soaring tuition a speciality! See you...

Video of Nialls flight out to Cockermouth (29/07/14)
Niall has created a short video of his flight from Skelling Farm out to Cockermouth and back to Frenchfield Sports Club. Some fantastic footage of the hills and lake district from the air. Patt...

July at Edensoaring (24/07/14)
The last few weeks have been pretty good at Edensoaring.  We have had a number of Bronze legs from last year’s crop of solo pilots, a Bronze completion, another 1st solo, a silver durati...

No daily membership fee during July & August (25/06/14)
That's right! Absolutely no daily membership fees during July and August for visiting pilots. So given that it costs nothing if you don't fly... and the size of our ridge and regular wa...


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