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

Lake District flying with Ben Abell – Zoom Talk

Friday 19th Feb at 7pm Ben Abell (Club Coach) is kindly giving a talk for club members and all on paragliding in the Lakes. After a general introduction to the flying area, Ben will let us fly alongside him on a cross-country flight from the Old Man of Coniston (COM) “My aim is to...

Mountain XC Flying LIVE Seminar with Greg Hamerton

Wednesday 20th January at 19:00 GMT Mountain XC Flying LIVE Seminar with Greg Hamerton Join me for a members-only coaching seminar on MOUNTAIN XC FLYING. I’ll take you to a new flying site, give you some first-person-view airtime, and we’ll puzzle our way together on a long XC flight through the mountains, pausing to...

Lockdown 3

In light of the Government and BHPA advice, and the pressure on the NHS, we strongly recommend that members refrain from flying during lockdown. By taking this action now we will retain our positive image and have sites to return to with the goodwill of the landowners and thegeneral public. DSC Committee

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...

John Youle


The head honcho, keeping things running smooth!

Andy Mac

Chief Coach

Anything coaching, give Andy a call

Chris Dervin

Members Secretary

First point of contact for newly joined members.

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