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About us

We offer a great place to experience glider flight or to learn to fly

With over 85 years’ experience of flying gliders locally, and teaching people to glide, we have developed an extensive knowledge of flying in the Peak District.

Whilst our ‘safety first’ attitude underpins everything we do, we provide a supportive and welcoming environment for everyone. We are here for you, whether you want to learn to fly, or are already a glider pilot who wants to enjoy flying from our beautiful location, using the rich variety of lift available to us.

With excellent on-site accommodation, catering and social facilities, we have all bases covered.

Based in the Peak District

Take in stunning scenery and fly over some of our famous landmarks, including Ladybower Reservoir and Chatsworth.

Operational all year round

We operate our airfield 6-7 days a week, all year round, so you can make the most of your membership.

Flight simulator training

Whatever the weather or time of day, you can continue your training and hone your skills, with an instructor or ‘solo’.

Unique location

We are one of the few gliding clubs in the country to be based on a hill-top ridge, offering the widest varierty of situations.

Flying high

Ride the thermals, ridges and waves, to take you further for longer and experience the freedom our location offers.

More than just a club

Whether you’re an experienced or aspiring pilot, or just want to be part of the team, at Camphill you’re one of the family.

A selection of members’ photos

Amazing flights have started from Camphill

Glider pilots have been flying from Camphill since 1936. In that time, some remarkable flights have taken place, showing just what can be achieved in a glider. 

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