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Bishopdale
Permission must be sought from the Gamekeeper before flying. No flying August 12 – December 31.
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Kilnsey
Site closed 1 Aug - 31 Dec.
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Fremington Edge
You must text Ronnie Bailey (07812 778941) before flying. He will respond if there are any issues you need to be aware...
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Great Whernside
The landowner has refused permission for us to park here, bottom land or to fly the NW face.  The area is...
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Nappa Scar
No XC flights between Aug 12th - Dec 31st inclusive (shooting season).
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Stags Fell (Members only)
DHPC members only. Only 12 pilots allowed in the air at any one time. No XC flights between Aug 12th - Dec 31st...
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Clothing

We can now offer club t-shirts and polo shirts available in a range of colours, sporting the DHPC logo on the front and a copy of Steve Ham's brilliant illustration on the back.
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Welcome to the Dales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club. May your flying career with us be happy and successful. The Club was founded in 1974, after a few enthusiasts had felt the need to organise themselves in order to control the activities of the flyers and to retain the good will of the land owners.

 

We were made official by affiliation to the British Hang Gliding Association at its inception in 1975. Since those early days the Club has grown in strength and today is one of the most successful and well supported in the country. We hope that you continue the Club spirit which has always been encouraged, and that you will want to take part in our activities, and maybe even in the management of the Club at some future time.

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12 Aug 2018

Glorious Twelfth

The Glorious Twelfth refers to 12 August, the start of the shooting season for Grouse and to a lesser extent Ptarmigan.  It is one of the busiest days in the shooting season (which lasts until the end of December), with large amounts of game... read more
26 Jul 2018

Exceptional weather and safety

The exceptional weather we have been experiencing is bringing it's fair share of airtime and some amazing flights recently (a 300km DECLARED goal, a 125km triangle). However, at the same time I've been hearing more and more (and experienced for... read more
28 May 2018

Warning for Baildon Sod '18

40th Anniversary Year Folks it’s time once again to think of the Dales Club’s premier flight competition (no really it is) and prepare to bash bracken once again for the 2018 Baildon Sod. Forget the league and the Northern Challenge -... read more
17 May 2018

Murton Pike

Murton Pike is a new Cumbria Soaring Club site open to all pilots. The land is owned by MoD and CSC have recently agreed a site access procedure after lengthy negotiations. It lies on the edge of D407 which covers the MoD training area - this is... read more
22 Feb 2018

CLUB NIGHT 5th APRIL - TALES FROM NORTH OF THE BORDER and RHADS briefing

Accomplished xc pilot (in the top 3 of the SMPC league for the last 4 years) Tony Shepherd, freshly back from flying in New Zealand, is coming all the way from Scotland to talk to us about Scottish flying (and maybe NZ exploits too). Nicely timed... read more