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Adventure in the Eden Valley


Please note - the airfield is closed for the season and will reopen in May 2017

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

Community Amateur Sports Club     British Gliding Association

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EdenSoaring

Skelling Farm
Skirwith
Penrith
Cumbria
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Latest News

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My First Wave Flight at Edensoaring (18/10/16)
October 5th, 2016...it looked like it was going to be an interesting day at 7am when the wave bars were all over the sky as I came out of my caravan to give the dogs their first walk...need to get ...

More excellent days at Edensoaring (24/09/16)
22/09/16 Several visitors over 10,000ft and the lakes. Best height 11,800ft by Richard Maskell 23/09/16 Even higher, Richard went to 12,200ft. The highlight was a 1st solo by Andy Friar in a cl...

Two Days at Edensoaring (11/09/16)
What a busy gliding club and community Edensoaring is! Friday 26th August. Spot the airfield - taken from 7000 feet RASP showed a possibility of one of the best wave days at the si...

The season so far (25/06/16)
We have been having some good weather recently. New ab initios are being trained and one new member who has returned to the sport this year after 20 years has achieved solo again. We have ...

New season successfully started (02/05/16)
We had an extremely successful first day to the season with spin checks and launch failure exercises carried out in abundance and some soaring for those not ready for solo. The airfield is now set ...

News for Expeditions and Visiting Pilots (25/11/15)
We are now taking bookings for clubs and individuals for the 2016 season. We welcome club groups large and small. If you want to bring your club gliders or privately owned gliders we can accomm...

 
 

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