Gliding, Paragliding and Hang Gliding

The Peak District has some of the best flying sites in the most beautiful settings for gliding in the UK.

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.

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.

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association – 01335 343156
Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club 01298 871270
British Gliding Association – 0116 2892956