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BHPA The national governing body: the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.

South Downs Hang Gliding Parent school of Airsports Sussex, no longer teaching but great website with tons of information and glider maintenance services. 

Hang Gliding History Great site from Terry Aspinall on the history of the sport.

Dan Hamblin's website Useful description of learning to fly.

Spain Trip April 2001 Dan's account of 2001 trip.

XC Mag Glossy freeflight magazine.

Sussex Paragliding Recommended local school for paragliding lessons.

Local HG Clubs

Southern Hang Gliding Club Our local, Sussex area flying club.

Dover and Folkstone Kent area club.

Sky Surfers Hampshire area.

Thames Valley HG Club Thames Valley region.


Other area Clubs

Avon Club Skytribe - Avon Club.

Dunstable HG Club Dunstable Downs area.

North Devon HG Club North Devon area.

South Devon HG Club South Devon area.

Wessex HGPG Club Dorset region.

Suffolk Coastal Floaters Suffolk tow club.


Hang Gliding

Avian Hang Gliders UK Hang Glider manufacturer and online shop.

Aeros Hang Gliders Ukrainian company offering a superb range of gliders.

Airborne Hang Gliders Excellent Australian company producing very popular gliders.

Moyes Hang Gliders Australian Hang Glider manufacturer. Full range of gliders.


Gliders and kit for sale UK website for second-hand gliders and kit for sale.

Avian Online Hang Gliding products.

Flying Circus Simon Murphy's shop - retailer of kit. Gliders for sale in the US.

DHV Classifieds German site listing gliders for sale.



UK Met Office Map Good basic weather forecast. Easy to use map.

Latest UK Met Office Chart At about 7pm this link gives you the forecast chart for noon the next day.

Five Day Charts All the five day forecast synoptic charts from Wetterzentrale.

Weather Online Extensive menus to access a large range of charts. (default ... UK Isotachs & 2mb isobars)

XC Weather Shows actual wind speeds and direction around the UK. Also gives a five day forecast for each location.

BBC Weather Very useful website. We look at this for expected rainfall.

RASP Shows thermal forecast, cloudbase, etc. with a comprehensive menu including forecast soundings.

Meteorlogica Contains links to a variety of charts.

Atmospheric Soundings Actual Soundings. This link loads a map of Europe. Try selecting "Gif to 700mb" and Click on "03882" for Hurstmonceux.

Wendy Windblows A collection of Automatic Weather Stations at Hang Gliding sites around the UK.


Area Information

South Downs Online Site for information on the South Downs area.

South Downs Guide Local website for what's on, B&B, and other activities on the South Downs.

Local Accommodation

Cobbe Place B&B Accommodation in beautifully restored barns. Tel: 01273 858893, Email:

Caburn Cottages Local self-catering cottages. Ranscombe farmhouse. Tel: 01273 858538

Book Cottages Website Shows cottages for rent in Sussex

Local B&B

Lewes B&B Local B&B website

The Station House, Glynde. Tel: 01273 858929 (B&B with continental breakfast)
Dairy Farmhouse, Firle. Tel: 01273 858280, Carole 07990 725314, Will 07852 306692, E-mail:
Geraldine's B&B Tel: 01273 858559



Peel House Farm Caravan Park Sayerland Lane, Polegate E Sussex BN26 6QX. Tel 01323 845629 E-mail:
Pleasant Rise Farm, Alfriston, E Sussex BN26 5TN. Tel: 07722223037. E-mail:


Youth Hostel

South Downs Youth Hostel  Economy accommodation in a newly renovated historic building. Individual rooms available. Tel: 0845 371 9574.

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