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

Sad News – Mike Willig (aka Blue Mike)

Mike Willig (aka Blue Mike) died early December aged 63 of cancer. Mike first took to the skies in 1997 and was a popular member of both the Derbyshire and Pennine Soaring Clubs. Our sympathies go out to his wife Anne, his family and his many friends that have shared in his paragliding adventures both...

Dales Club BHPA Coaching Course 19/20 Feb 22

The Dales Club is hosting a BHPA Coaching Course over the weekend of 19/20 Feb 22.  The venue is Knights Stainforth, just North of Settle.  In addition to the BHPA Course Fee of £30 (£20 for renewals) we anticipate only a minimal contribution towards room hire and refreshments. We currently have a shortlist of 18...

Helicopter Working – 22nd March – 4th April

Dunscar Farm to Hollins Cross / Back Tor footpath The NOTAM for this activity to move paving materials up to the main footpath along The Great Ridge has now been published, and covers a period between Monday 22nd March and Sunday 4th April. Throughout this period there is the possibility of a helicopter operating,...

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.