Site Status Warnings
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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Fremington Edge
See Landing Restrictions Below. You must text Ronnie Bailey (07812 778941) before flying. He will respond if there are...
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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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Joining the DHPC
If you would like to join the DHPC please visit our membership section.

If you have any questions please contact us or use our forums.
Competitions

Competitions and Awards

Members take part in various competitions and we present a number of annual awards.  They are all listed in the club handbook, but there is a convenient link to a summary (PDF) here.

Cross Country (XC) League

Dales PG League

UKNXCL (Hang gliders)

The Dodd Grid Challenge

Inspired by the Pennine Soaring Club Parlick Grid Challenge, DHPC are proud to present the Dodd Grid Challenge. The concept is simple, take off, and then try to achieve at least one tracklog point in each cylinder, in numerical order. We think most of the cylinders up to about number 12 could just about be achieved with dynamic lift alone, but the rest would need some thermal assistance. Some of the later ones may be tricky....

Cylinders are all 400m except for no.1 at 200m. All cylinders are centred on British national grid squares, so the distance between adjacent centre points is 1km.

The competition will run over each calendar year, with the yearly winner being the pilot scoring the greatest number of cylinders in sequence. In the event of a tie, the leader will be the pilot scoring most recently... so if somebody beats you, have another go and try to do better.

Download the waypoints below (right-click and select "Save target as" or "Save link as"):

Use GPS babelfish to convert formats if required: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/gpsbabel_convert

By downloading the waypoints pilots acknowledge that the decision to participate in the challenge, take off and fly, and responsibility for judging whether flying conditions are suitable, is entirely their own.

To score, email your tracklog to Turn on JavaScript!

Three Peaks Challenge

The club has a unique challenge: to fly a loop around all of the Yorkshire Three Peaks - Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent.  It's only been successfully completed once on a paraglider and once on a hang glider, although a couple of top pilots have been caught out by a technicality.  If you want to give it a go study the rules carefully. 

Northern Challenge Trophy

New for 2018 is the Northern Challenge Trophy (NCT) which is an informal paragliding competition based on pre-defined tasks covering the area of all the local clubs.  Tasks are attempted at a pilot's convenience and vary between grid challenges, cat's cradles, triangles and hike and fly routes of varying size and difficulty.  Details can be found via www.xcmap.net including rules, an explanatory presentation, task files ready for various instruments and a handy wind rose.

Dales Site Records

View our current site cross country records.

The competition will run over each calendar year, with the yearly winner being the pilot scoring the greatest number of cylinders in sequence. In the event of a tie, the leader will be the pilot scoring most recently... so if somebody beats you, have another go and try to do better.

Waypoints in various formats: compe gps (.wpt), GPX (.gpx)

Use GPS babelfish to convert formats if required: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/gpsbabel_convert

Waypoints in cylinders in .kml format (viewable in Google Earth)

By downloading the waypoints pilots acknowledge that the decision to participate in the challenge, take off and fly, and responsibility for judging whether flying conditions are suitable, is entirely their own.

To score, email your tracklog to Turn on JavaScript!.