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Lakes Gliding Club
Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes

Details for Lakes Gliding Club

Image courtesy of the Lakes Gliding Club
Image courtesy of the Lakes Gliding Club

The Lakes Gliding Club based at Walney Island is the perfect site from which to launch your craft and take in the views as you soar above the breathtaking countryside. The club is open all year round and offers training courses and a very warm welcome to visitors. 

Welcome to the home of the Lakes Gliding Club. Experience spectacular views from high above the Lake District and the Pennines. This is what gliding is all about!

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 halfway 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!

The airfield has three hard, pristine, runways, all over 1000m long, which allows us to fly all year round (unlike many clubs). Both the tug and gliders use the runways, we do not need to use the grass areas. This is a tremendous advantage and means that we have a number of regular visiting pilots from other clubs who are frequently waterlogged in the winter months.

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.


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Lakes Gliding Club
Walney Airfield
LA14 3YJ

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