Gliding, paragliding and hang gliding
The Peak District has some of the best flying sites in the most beautiful settings for gliding, paragliding and hang gliding in the UK.
Take the next step
If you fancy a unique personal challenge there are several BHPA (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) schools in the Peak District. Book a tandem flight for the scenery and sensation or sign up for a training course. There is a gliding centre at Great Hucklow.
If you simply want to watch the action, Mam Tor, which overlooks Castleton at the western end of the Hope Valley, is a major local centre for hang gliding and paragliding. Paragliders should only fly from sites where access is arranged with land owners. For up to date information contact Derbyshire Soaring Club.
The Peak District enjoys an extensive public transport network, enabling you to have a full day out exploring the area without using the car.
- www.bhpa.co.uk (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association)
- www.glidingclub.org.uk (Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club, Great Hucklow)
- www.gliding.co.uk (British Gliding Association)