We are an enthusiastic friendly group of people all dedicated to flying, mainly gliding but we also have power and hang gliding types in our midst. Our club is based at Walney Airfield, Walney Island, adjacent to Barrow in Furness in Cumbria, on the edge of the English Lake District. Walney Island is in the Irish Sea on the West coast of England, about half-way between Wales and Scotland. The area provides us with some spectacular flying as well as spectacular views. If you've explored this area on the ground and thought it was awe-inspiring, imagine what it's like from the air! Have a look at the Scafell picture.
Coniston Water Wast Water Ullswater Scafell
If you're already a pilot and want to find out more about the Lakes Gliding Club then start at "The Club" section. If you're new to gliding and want to find out how you could learn to fly, or have a TRIAL FLIGHT to find out what it's like, then start at the Trial Flights section.
The Lakes Gliding Club is a year round training and soaring site, has a range of gliders available for club members and a well proven training programme. So whatever flying experience you have, you will be more than welcome to experience soaring flight in a glider at the friendliest gliding club in the UK.
Wondering what to do for some excitement? This is what gliding is all about. Read the story of a wonderful flight from Walney by Justin Wills, an internationally renowned glider pilot.
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We have created a link page for The Lakes Gliding Club on see what flying from Walney is all about
IMPORTANT --- Airfield access, Visitors and Members, for security reasons our landlords require that the airfield gate is kept closed at all times. Sometimes you will find a security guard at the gate and sometimes it will be locked. All members will be given a key for the lock on the gate following an airfield briefing. Contact the Webmaster for details. Until you have a key you will need to phone the club mobile as you get to the gate to have a member come and let you in. Bring some change because if you forget your mobile or don’t have one there is a payphone at the airfield end of North Scale. The number to phone is on a notice on the gate. It is 07860 135447.
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