Simply contact Escape to arrange a day and, dependent on weather conditions and wind direction, we will arrange a time and place to meet you. Once you meet Josh, our instructor, and you are at the take-off point, you will be given a flight and safety briefing, clipped-in to your harness and in a few short steps, you will become airborne. Simply sit back and enjoy the view as you soar along the ridges and, if possible, up to cloudbase. Once the flight is over, Josh will safely touch down on the top of the mountain or in the fields below, and you can continue on your walk*.
Joshua Sanderson is a highly experienced pilot and an Air Experienced Instructor. He has been paragliding in the Lake District for over 10 yrs. He is a skilled pilot and brilliant guide with a log of 4000+ hours of airtime. With a wealth of experience behind him, you couldn’t be in safer hands.
This has to be one of the most enjoyable and exciting ways to see the Lake District and assures you of a totally different perspective! If you wish to buy a tandem flight for someone as a gift we send them an invitation letter and “boarding pass” on your behalf, which they can use anytime during the next year.
Weather – Paragliding is weather dependent, we cannot fly at wind speeds over 15 mph, in wet & rainy weather, or with bad visibility for your safety.
Fitness & health – When foot-launching, you must be able to run 10+ metres. If you have a heart condition or back problems then this sport is not advisable. Please advise us if you have any other conditions that you think may be relevant.
Physically Challenged – We have a specially designed wheelchair and the experience to take people who are physically challenged.
Insurance – included and covers the passenger for third party and public liability. Passengers will be talked through insurance details and given a form to sign prior to take-off.
Dress – Similar to fell walking, strong ankle supportive boots and warm comfortable clothing.
*If wind speeds are light then we may glide down to land in a landing field at the bottom of the mountain and your flight could be shorter than 20 minutes. If so, you will be given the option of having the flight then or arranging another day.