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...

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

Lockdown 3 – Update

With the latest national lockdown in England, we all want clarity on the position regarding flying, and quite rightly expect some guidance from the committee. However it is only slowly becoming clear what the full implications are, but we are working on it and have a committee meeting on Sunday, after which we hope...

Club Repack 2021 Postponed – Advanced Notice

Dear Members, Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions it is foreseeable that the annual club emergency parachute (reserve) repacking event will not go ahead, this usually takes place early in the year. It is advised by the BHPA that your parachute is inspected and repacked at least as often as every 6 months. This...

COVID-19 Lockdown 2 Update

Dear All DSC Members   Following recent discussions and developments the committee have reviewed the information sent out to members by email and can provide the following update Members should obey the law in making a decision whether to fly or not. Everyone’s circumstances will be different, and therefore the club cannot advise you whether you should...