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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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...
A 14 Year Old Solo Pilot at Edensoaring (24/10/15)
On Friday the 23rd October we sent 14 year old Harry Caldwell solo at Edensoaring.
Harry had been with us for 2 weeks for some intensive training. It was his birthday on the 22nd October and he...
End of Season Wave (17/10/15)
We've had some amazing end-of-season wave with plenty of flights over 10,000'. Members enjoyed strong lift with the club's K8 climbing 6000' in 9 minutes during one flight.
Second K13 Glider (29/09/15)
The club is back to operating two K13's with the arrival of a K13 from Portsmouth. Thanks must go to Keith, John Castle, Mark and Mark for making it all possible and to Terry for an epic drive ...
Winching Instructions Available (24/09/15)
For anyone involved on the winch or intending to learn how to winch, please see the instructions added to the downloads page. Thanks.