Welcome to The Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club

So You Want To Learn To Fly?.

Gliding is the single most cost effective way to learn to fly. All aircraft have the same basic controls - Ailerons, Elevator, Stick and rudder. All the skills you will learn when gliding are transferrable to all other forms of aviation. Now here's the best bit. Whilst it would cost around £4500 to go solo in a powered aircraft such as a Cessna.

We Can Get You Solo for just £999.*

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*Price excludes annual membership. First year membership discounted to £220.  Total first year price is £1215. Price includes all flying and tuition - no hidden extras. Maximum time allowed - 2 years


New For 2015 - 2 day mini  beginners courses just £349  Click here for details


Never flown anything other than as a passenger on a commercial flight?  Want to find out what all the fuss is about before you commit to this exhillerating sport? You're in for a treat. After some ground tuition, you will be taken aloft by one of our BGA approved Demonstrators and given the experience of a lifetime as you soar the Derbyshire countryside. This is NOT a joy ride. You will be shown how to operate the controls of the glider - and be given the opportunity to follow through on the controls as your pilot guides you throught the same basic lessons that all trainees must accomplish. A great introduction to what could turn into a very addictive pasttime ..... YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Click Here for more details

Remember, All our Flight Experience vouchers are valid for 12 months so you can give the gift as a present and the recipient can come and redeem it in the spring or summer and enjoy a spectacular day out in the heart of the Peaks.


Family and friends are more than welcome to come along. Sandwiches and beverages are available at the launchpoint and The Peak District has many great attractions to make your day really memorable.

Camphill is just the place for you to experience the magic of glider flight - to actually soar like a bird over the Derbyshire countryside.

Camphill is a hill top gliding airfield flanked by ridges on the west side and to the south. The airfield is 3/4 mile long North-South and 600 yards wide East-West. It is an all grass airfield with a well kept smooth surface. There is a hard core perimeter track for easy access to all parts of the airfield.

Converted from the buildings of Camphill Farm, a Derbyshire hill farm - the clubhouse provides excellent facilities by normal gliding club standards. Bar, dining room, lounge/clubroom, TV, email, etc.. Why not learn to fly fast on one of our 5 day residential Gliding Holidays. Gliding Holiday Courses are an excellent way to accelerate your learning. You are immersed in club activities from the moment you arrive until the last minute of your final day.  To check available dates call 01298 871270 


Latest News from Camphill

2015 Beginners Public Course Dates Announced

 The DLGC Flying Start Residential beginners training courses. Dates for 2015 have been announced


Longest Day first flight goes to .....

 Nick McCloud at 4:08. More news as the day progresses.

The Longest Day - Big Fly-In

 DLGC Members are planning a Big Fly-In on June 20th - The longest day. Flying will commence at 4:05

May 2012. Junior Gliding Centre

 Exciting News. Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club have just been appointed as a Junior Gliding Centre. Low Cost Membership and half price flying lessons. More news soon

2012 course dates announced

 Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding club announce new Public course dates for 2012

Vintage Week

June 23rd 2012 A chance to meet up with old friends and see those gliders of yesteryear take to the skies once again

2012 Arrives in Style

Monday Jan 2nd 2012 - The New Year arrives in style. Sunshine. Wind 245/30.  A great start to the New Year and a welcome soaring day after December offered so little in the way of flying opportunities.

Recent Flying Achievements

# Northern Regionals - Congratulations to Mike Armstrong (Derby and Lancs) who was the convincing winner, being top of the results table on 5 days out of 6. And to John Klunder (Derby and Lancs) who finished 16th with best day of 10t

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From a Single flight Trial Lesson to an All Inclusive Residential Gliding Holiday Trial Lessons are available throughout the year and our residential course run from May - ~September. Call our office on 01298 871270 to check availablity

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What's the attraction?

See Why go Gliding?

And there are lots of questions about gliders and gliding answered in FAQs.

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Full Time Student Under 25

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