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

The committee takes great pleasure in announcing that following the recent change in guidance from the BHPA our previous advice not to fly has been rescinded. Returning to flying still needs to be a personal choice, Coronavirus is obviously still a concern and it is important that pilots maintain social distancing in line with...

Chief Coach Update

As the Chief Coach of your club, I am writing to you as we approach the long-anticipated moment when Paragliding will be starting again in certain parts of the UK.  After what seems an eternity post winter and the COVID19 lockdown, I want to offer some friendly advice as to how we as a club should approach this from the...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Thank you again to our members for respecting the committee’s advice to refrain from flying at this time. We are proud that such a large group of keen and engaged pilots can avoid giving in to the temptation. It is with regret that we cannot change the DSC committee’s stance to strongly advise you...

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.