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Experience gliding at its very best over stunning Peak Park scenery


Welcome to Camphill

People have been learning to fly gliders at Camphill since the club opened in 1935.

The Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club was launched at Camphill Farm, on the edge of escarpment in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

The site has been the home of the gliding club since it formed, and over the last 85 years has established itself as one of the UK’s premier gliding clubs.

Join one of the UK’s premier gliding clubs and become part of a vibrant family of glider pilots

Introductory flights

Introductory flights start with a pre-flight briefing on the airfield, one winch launch with an instructor and flying for around 10 minutes.

Join our club

Become a member to access all the facilities of our club: learn to glide, fly your own glider, and join in the social side of life here at Camphill.

Gliding courses

Our week-long residential courses include flights and simulator time, with the aim of progressing towards pilots going solo.

Who’s flying locally?

The Open Glider Network allows us to see where gliders are in real time. It’s fascinating to watch where people go, and to work out how they got there. Anytime it might be “gliding weather”, use the link to see what our pilots are up to.

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