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The sky is the limit

Experience gliding at its best over stunning Derbyshire scenery


Welcome to Camphill

People have been learning to fly gliders at Camphill since the club opened in 1935.

The Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club was launched at Camphill Farm, on the edge of an escarpment above the village of Bradwell, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

The site has been the home of the gliding club for nearly 90 years and has established itself as one of the UK’s premier gliding clubs.

Join one of the UK’s premier gliding clubs & become part of a vibrant family of pilots

We offer a great location, year-round flying & a supportive, friendly environment

Based in the Peak Park

Take in stunning scenery and fly over some of our famous landmarks, including Ladybower and Chatsworth.

Operational all year

We operate our airfield 6-7 days a week, all year round, so you can make the most of your membership.

Flight simulator

Whatever the weather or time of day, you can continue your training and hone your skills, virtually.

Unique location

As one of the few gliding clubs in the country based on a hill-top ridge, we can offer a wide variety of situations.

Flying high

Ride the thermals, ridges and waves, to take you further for longer and experience the freedom our location offers.

Much more than a club

Whatever you flying experience or aspirations, when you join DLGC you become one of the family.

Amazing flights have started from Camphill

Glider pilots have been flying from Camphill since 1936. In that time, some remarkable flights have taken place, showing just what can be achieved in a glider.