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Adventure in the Eden Valley

Only days to go until the club opens for the 2014 season on Thursday, 1st May!

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 and, for all you pilots, just look at the readings on the vario!

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.

Community Amateur Sports Club     British Gliding Association

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Skelling Farm
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Imagine flying silently over the Cumbrian mountains. [more]

Latest News

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Volunteers wanted (31/03/14)
Do you have time on your hands, do you want to find something outdoors to do that will engage you, keep you fit and help you meet new people? We always need helpers to run the club and to take ...

Rheghed weekend (14/03/14)
We will be on display at the visitors centre on the 16th  March.. Come along to see what we get up to and try out on the simulator as well as chat about  taking part,becoming a member or ...

Visit us at Rheghed (14/03/14)
Visit us at Rheghed, Penrith on Sunday 16th March 2014. A great opportunity to meet local pilots and discuss the possibilities and opportunities of gliding in teh Eden Valley and Lake District....

2014 Membership Forms (09/02/14)
Time to prepare for the season. The latest 2014 membership forms are available for download from the downloads page. Hope to see you all soon. ...

What a glider can do... (13/12/13) Here is a map of the flights taken on May 25th 2013 in the UK, these were just the flights logged and placed on the national ladder, there will have been many mor...


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