Fly With Us

When once you have tasted flight,
you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward,
for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
— Leonardo da Vinci

Welcome to the Derbyshire Soaring Club

One of the largest hang gliding and paragliding clubs in the UK, the DSC is based in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We cater for everyone, beginners, intermediates or seasoned veterans, and hold various educational and social events throughout the year. The club also has a team of experienced and friendly coaches to help you get the best out of your flying. We have hills suitable for beginners and yet boast sites that offer some the best XC potential in the country. Due to agreements with farmers and landowners all our sites are strictly members only – so join us!

Latest News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Good evening all DSC members. As your chairman and after much debate with the committee it gives me much regret to announce that we are strongly advising you as pilots not to fly DSC sites! With the current climate and health risks although our sport is very much needed for our own personal satisfaction,...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear DSC members As a committee we have discussed the aspect of paragliding and the current virus. We cannot and would not expect to stop flying unless BHPA or powers higher state otherwise, however we have decided to carry out the following; Firstly ; Marc Asquith posted this on Facebook this evening “The BHPA...

Flying XC from the Peak District – 18th March @ 7pm

Cancelled – XC Talk at the DLGC on Wednesday 18th March. Apologies everyone but due to the latest and revised government guidelines concerning Covid-19 Coronavirus this event is now cancelled. The committee apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Event: Aimed at all budding XC paraglider pilots, whether you are determined to fly...

Join The Club

Full Membership

£30 paid by direct debit

Associate Membership

£25 paid by direct debit
(for full members of other clubs)

Temporary Membership

Available for visiting pilots - £5 for 10 days paid using PayPal

Great Things About The DSC:

  • Access to the DSC's fantastic sites

  • Regular social meet ups, winter lectures, reserve repacks and a summer BBQ

  • Support from our friendly team of coaches

  • A great network of knowledgable and experienced pilots

  • 'Members only' areas of the forum and content


You can expect a warm welcome so get involved!  Join the forum and find us on Facebook, the pub, or out on the hill.

Faces you should know...

Lee Pearce


The head honcho, keeping things running smooth!

Guy Richardson

Membership Secretary

Want to join? Click on Guy for information about joining the DSC.

Chris Dervin

New Members Officer

First point of contact for newly joined members.

Derbyshire Soaring Club is a registered British Hang gliding and Paragliding Association club.