Hang Gliding Experience Derbyshire

(based on 7 reviews)

Take to the skies in a Hang Glider for the most unforgettable of flying experiences, as you soar through the skies with an instructor at the controls, enjoy the countryside from 3000ft.

  • Ashbourne (Derbyshire)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 199

Hang Gliding Experience Derbyshire

Take to the skies in a Hang Glider for the most unforgettable of flying experiences, as you soar through the skies with an instructor at the controls, enjoy the countryside from 3000ft.

With this fantastic Hang Gliding Experience in Derbyshire you can take to the skies with an instructor and enjoy a magnificently natural flying activity with very little effort on your behalf! Sit back and enjoy the ride as your qualified guide takes you on an incredible journey through the skies at 3000ft - with unbridled views of what's below and the skies ahead! You can literally touch the clouds as you soar through the skies on the most unforgettably exciting, yet unerringly tranquil flight - over the Derbyshire countryside and much more!Your Hang Gliding Experience in Derbyshire will begin with a welcome introduction to the centre, the Hang Glider and the instructor before learning the basic skills in a ground based session. Once clued-up in the techniques and skills behind the great flying sport, you'll be ready to begin the ascent to around 3,000ft - towed by a microlight to your ideal gliding height, you'll then glide back to the ground in a peaceful and tranquil manner taking in the magnificent sights and the exciting nature of being 3,000ft in the air! At the instructor's discretion and relevant to the day's conditions - you may even get chance to take the controls and light aircraft. A great oxymoron of the experience world, the relaxing nature of the activity is dominated by the awe-inspiring excitement of flying at 3,000ft!

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Hang Gliding in Derbyshire is usually available from January through to November.

The Hang Gliding experience operates at 10am and 11am on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
However, the weather plays a big part in the activity and flights can by no means be guaranteed.


Minimum Age: 14 (under 18s need Parental Consent)
Maximum Age: N/A
Maximum Weight: 15 stone

It is best to seek advice from your GP if you are 50 or above or have any previous medical health issues.

The Hang Glider is equipped with an undercarriage - which eliminates the need for running on take off and landing, making it suitable for all age groups and also people with disabilities.


Experience Duration: 00:30

Time Spent at Venue: 01:00

The Hang Gliding Experience in Derbyshire will last for around an hour in total, with around 30mins in the air flying the Hang Glider.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Hang Gliding Experience Derbyshire is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 4

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

You will be briefed in a small group of up to 4 participants.

The remainder of your tandem experience will be shared only with your instructor.

Your friends and family are more than welcome to watch your unforgettable Hang Gliding experience from a designated viewing area, and are encouraged to bring a camera to snap you floating around the skies!
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What to wear

All safety equipment is supplied by the centre.

It is advised that you wear old clothes that you don't mind getting a little scruffy and dirty. You should wear sturdy footwear with good ankle support like boots (essential that shoes don't have hooks on them). Try to dress for the weather with warm layers for the cold and sunglasses / sunscreen in the summer! Old clothes are a good idea. A strong pair of boots with ankle support and NO hooks is essential.


The weather massively dictates Hang Gliding unfortunately.

If the weather isn't right, you may have to reschedule your experience - so it's best to check with the centre before setting off on the day.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

Hang Gliding Experience Derbyshire


- derbyshire
Verified Experience Days Participant
Hang gliding

An unexpectedly amazing experience that was taken with Judy, my co glider. She gave me 100% confidence and allowed me to enjoy what I thought would have been a something I wouldn't have enjoyed at all.

Verified Experience Days Participant
Hang Gliding

After waiting for 20 months for my hang gliding session, I finally did it on 13th November 2016 - it kept getting postponed because of the weather - I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I was reluctant to take hold of the 'controls' but had every faith in my gliding buddy. The staff were very kind and helpful and made sure I was wrapped up warm. I would definitely recommend this as a gift for someone.

Verified Experience Days Participant

Had a great morning, the flight was pretty scary but Judy Leden talked me through it all, was glad to get down again, an excellent but scary experience, very glad I did it!

Verified Experience Days Participant

the weather was to cold so you didn't get long in the air,straight up circle round then land.I wish i could have been told to wait for warmer weather, so i could have had longer in the air i dont think this was value for money.

Verified Experience Days Participant

Verified Experience Days Participant

My instructor was very informative and friendly and made me feel at ease. This experience was definitely one of the best things I have ever done. Thank you for this opportunity. Ellie

Verified Experience Days Participant
£ 199