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Bishopdale
Permission must be sought from the Gamekeeper before flying. No flying August 12 – December 31.
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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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Semer Water
Lambing time again - see Rules section for details.
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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 - Dec (shooting...
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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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25 Jan 2018

Farmers' Dinner 2018

Sat 10 Mar 18 at The Boars Head in Long Preston.  There are still places left - come and join us. Choose 3 courses from a scrumptious menu.  We will meet our supportive farmers, do a fun quiz, and present our... read more
17 Jan 2018

CLUB NIGHT 1ST FEBRUARY - "FLYING HIGH" WITH MATT WILKES

Really excited to welcome Dr Matt Wilkes, expert in high altitude paragliding, expedition medic and adventure photographer. Freshly back from the Kumbu he's coming down from Edinburgh to share his experiences Of the Himalaya and the latest research... read more
10 Jan 2018

DHPC ANNUAL FILM COMP 11TH JANUARY

Otherwise known as the "Otley Oscars"...entries this year are a select group but not to be missed. Come and vote for your faves and after the break, enjoy a screening of the highlights of the X-Alps 2017. Just what you need on a dark winters night.... read more
16 Dec 2017

DHPC Reserve Repack 2018.

Sat Feb 24, 2018 from 11am to 3pm at St Marys School, Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley, LS29 6AE.  This is your chance to repack your reserve in time for the 2018 season. Bill Morris, a BHPA licensed packer will be with us again this... read more
15 Dec 2017

DHPC/CSC Joint First Aid Course - Jan 2018

In cooperation with the CSC we have organised a "first aid for pilots" day in Jan 2018. Pete Cunningham (pilot and first aid instructor) and Dave Weeks (paramedic) will take you through how to deal with typical paragliding injuries, how to manage a... read more