Lake District Tandem Skydive

(based on 6 reviews)

Cumbria Tandem Skydiving - the ultimate in adrenaline experiences over the country's most fantastic grounds, free falling 14,500ft with an experienced instructor controlling the skydive.

  • Grange over Sands (Cumbria)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 230

Lake District Tandem Skydive

Cumbria Tandem Skydiving - the ultimate in adrenaline experiences over the country's most fantastic grounds, free falling 14,500ft with an experienced instructor controlling the skydive.

Skydiving Experience Days: This skydiving experience brings you the serious thrills of a tandem skydive in the Lake District in Cumbria, combining the most extreme of extreme sports with the most beautiful of beauty spots in the UK. Any skydive is a memorable experience, but when it is enjoyed over the famous scenery of the Cumbria Lake District it becomes something even more unforgettable.

See the Lake District from the best possible vantage point - 14,500 foot in the air, with the ground coming to meet you! The great thing about a tandem skydive experience is that you have very little responsibility - all you have to remember is how to position your body, and you can leave all the parachute work to your highly experienced skydiving instructor! This means you are free to simply enjoy the view of the lakes and relish that freefall feeling as you drop 5,000ft in 50 seconds!Your tandem skydive experience in Cumbria will begin when you fill out the registration forms and watch the safety & technique video with an instructor. Then, once briefed, you'll begin a short technique learning session - including where to tuck your head and legs throughout the skydiving experience. Then, once you are fully ready - you'll put the safety clothing on (boiler suit, cap, goggles & gloves) and make your way to the runway with your instructor and other skydivers. You'll get into the PAC 750XL plane - which is one of a kind and designed specifically for skydivers, sat in between the legs of your instructor with rows of jumpers to the side and in front of you. Once you've taken off and at a height of around 14,500ft - the hatch will open and you'll shuffle to the door ready to tuck your legs and roll out of the plane. Around 50 seconds of the most incredible free fall will ensue, dropping 5,000ft feet at 120mph before the instructor opens the parachute ready to begin eight minutes of floating back to ground level.

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Tandem Skydiving in the Lake District is available on various dates between February and November.


Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: No maximum age - restrictions purely based on health
Maximum Weight: 15 stone - Your weight must be in line with your height.

Prior to the jump, all skydivers are required to complete a BPA (British Parachute Association) medical declaration of health form - which must be witnessed. For under 18s, this witness must be a parent or guardian.

Please download the form, here.

Any jumpers who do not meet the conditions of the declaration of health will be required to complete the BPA Request for Medical Advice form - this is to be signed by your doctor prior to the jump. Failure to complete this will prohibit you from skydiving.

If you are disabled this does not mean you cannot skydive!


Experience Duration: 00:10

Time Spent at Venue: 01:30

The Cumbria skydive will last for around 10 minutes in total, with 50 seconds of free fall and 8 minutes of parachuting back to earth.

The entire experience may last for between 1.5 hours and a whole day (9am - 5pm) depending on the weather conditions and which flight your jump is booked for.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Lake District Tandem Skydive is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 10

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

Spectators are more than welcome to watch your tandem skydive in the Lake District, and are encouraged to bring a camera to capture your excitement at ground level.

The clubhouse comes complete with a canteen serving food and refreshments, a pool table, showers and TVs - making the day a lot more comfortable for your spectators and waiting around.

Maximum booking for this skydive experience is 10 people. Each plane can usually accommodate between 2 and 4 tandems at one time.

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What to wear

You can wear comfortable causal clothes for your skydive in the Lake District, as you will be wearing safety equipment provided by the centre - including: a boiler suit, a cap, goggles & gloves.

In the colder months, you may be waiting around at the centre for a while so it is advisable to wrap up warm!


Skydiving in the Lake District is weather dependent.

If there is torrential rainfall, snow or sleet - the experience may involve waiting around at the centre for the best time to take to the skies. If the conditions are unworkable, your experience will be rescheduled for a more convenient and viable day.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

tandem sky dive

Amazing day, amazing people, great day and my tandem buddy Nicky was great loved every minute of my day loved loved loved it

Verified Experience Days Participant
Tandem Skydive

Had a great day and enjoyed it immensely great staff and instructor.

Verified Experience Days Participant
Tandem Skydive Cark Airfield

What an amazing experience. The staff are friendly and put you at ease. The waiting area has a café, toilets and music. Ample parking. Lots of space for your spectators to wait with you. Lots of time to ask questions. I am definitely going back on a sunnier day, it was a bit cloudy so I had no fear jumping out of the plane as I couldn't see what was in front of me. Can't wait to go back.

- Lancs
Verified Experience Days Participant
Tandem Skydive Lake District

I booked this experience over a year ago. Unfortunately due to ill health last year I had to re-schedule. Doing this was no problem at all, the customer help team are second to none and made the process seamless. The actual venue for the tandem sky dive was again, second to none. set in the beautiful Lake District. Sky Dive Northwest, the team that take you for the sky dive are brilliant. Good humoured, safety concious and extremely well trained. The weather was poor when we went but luckily it cleared up late afternoon and with a canteen and some friendly good humoured banter from all the staff it didn't seem a long wait at all. The jump itself....breathtaking. The instructors look after you and check all the time if your ok while telling you clearly step by step what you need to do. The group I went with are strongly considering going back in 3 months time, it was THAT good. Extremely highly recommended experience of a lifetime.

- durham
Verified Experience Days Participant

Lovely setting, professional staff, fantastic instructor and a wonderful experience for my 50th birthday. I do admit to shutting my eyes as I left the plane though! I would recommend this experience to anyone with a sense of adventure and an interest in glorious scenery. Peter Reay

Verified Experience Days Participant

The sky dive experience here was first class even tho it was a long day with a lot of waiting around the wait was well worth it. Chris who was instructor and who I was harnessed to, made the experience even better and the camera man, Gary, took excellent footage and some amazing photos of my day. So, thank you to you all, it was an excellent day. x

- cleckheaton
Verified Experience Days Participant
£ 230