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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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.
Important Notice (26/08/15)
Flying restarts 09:00, Saturday 5th September. Lets hope for good weather!
K13 to 9000 feet (07/07/15)
With the July and August free daily membership scheme we have a few visitors on site.
The last 2 weeks has seen mainly Westerly winds and the ridge working nicely. It has also brought wave on man...
Andys Memorable Flight (30/06/15)
Eden Soaring, bit of a hike but well worth the effort (100-110 miles) from Burn approx 2 hours in an old Land Rover. Friendly club, good instruction on ground procedures and in the air on how to fl...