The Peak District takes its name from the Old English word pêac meaning hill. The area has many ridges, mostly north - south aligned which offer a mix of beautiful landscapes and great flying.

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This page gives you the basics of what you need to do to begin flying gliders in our area. Links to the governing body and schools in the area are provided on our ‘contact & links’ page where you will be able to get more complete information.

Paragliding & Hang Gliding Schools

There are several of these schools in the Derbyshire area and we have given details of them in our 'Contacts & Links' page.

Following Qualification


When you successfully complete your courses you will become what is known as a ‘club pilot’ and you will be allowed to fly sites.


Sites in the UK that have agreed access to fly from are generally run by clubs.
Joining our club will allow you to fly our sites and to take advantage of our coaching team to progress within the sport.


In addition, you will be able to access our sites guide which gives detailed information on our sites including grid references, contact information, site rules, any hazards and other relevant information that will enable you to fly safely.

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