DSC AWARDS EVENING & TRADE SECRET SHARING – 30th April.

A DSC Awards evening & trade secret sharing – 30th April. The Derbyshire Soaring Club are pleased to host an awards evening at the Camphill Gliding Club along with a selection of winners to share some trade secrets, top tips and experience. The event welcomes all DSC members and is taking place on the Saturday 30th...

Lambing and Bird Closures 2022

The closures will be the same as last year, for the main Mam area these begin on the 15th March and continue until 21st April but the dates vary for some of the other sites – please check the following map if you are unsure. We Have kept closures to an absolute minimum and...

SHARING THE SKY SAFELY DSC AND DLGC

A Joint meeting of DSC and D&LGC: Saturday 5th March at Camphill @ 18:00 hrs Thanks to everyone who’s been in touch confirming they’ll be attending the joint event on Saturday……..looks like we have a full house and food availability is now closed. Its great that so many want to come along and if...

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,...

Covid-19 Regulations Update

The Government amended the COVID regulations on Friday 5th March 2021. As a result, the BHPA has updated its guidance: Therefore, consistent with our previous position in November, the BHPA takes the view that hang gliding and paragliding are legal forms of outdoor open air recreation and where there is no landowner objection, flying...

Lambing and Bird Closures 2021

The closures will be the same as last year, for the main Mam area these begin on the 15th March and continue until 21st April but the dates vary for some of the other sites – please check the following map if you are unsure. In addition to the usual closures please be aware...

BHPA latest news

Covid 19 and the easing of lockdown Having heard the Prime Minister’s announcements at the start of the week, we are aware that members are asking when they can resume flying. It seems that possible dates are 8 March 2021 or 29 March 2021. At this stage none of the Regulations have been published...

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...