When we're not gliding...

Admittedly, gliding is our passion and we tend to be a little obsessive about it! But you need not be a gliding enthusiast to enjoy a visit to the Ulster Gliding Club.

The club is a family-friendly, child-friendly, anyone-friendly environment. Whether you are accompanying a friend or family member, or visiting on your own, there is plenty to do here on land.

Nature Walks
The grounds of the Ulster Gliding Club provide a stunning setting for peaceful country walks. Enjoy the scents of freshly cut grass and the sounds of birdsong as you stroll along the edge of the airfield down to the beach at the shore of Lough Foyle, where you can sunbathe, bird watch, collect driftwood, read that novel you never have time to finish, and simply relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

With its exciting flying operations in progress, beautiful views, and colorful characters, the Ulster Gliding Club is a photographer's dream. Photographers - both amateur and professional alike - have been known to 'drop in for a moment' and stay for the entire day. Some even end up becoming members! The best time to get fantastic photos at the club is just before and during sunset. The light over the Lough Foyle is simply stunning. 

Over the last few years, the club has attracted more and more members and visitors who are into crafts. As a result, there is now quite a boisterous knitting and sewing scene on the premises! So bring your knitting, your sewing machine, your portable weaving project or spinning wheel. You will be in good company! 

Vintage Aircraft Restoration
If you prefer appreciating the aesthetics of aircraft to flying it, you are in for a real treat at the Ulster Gliding Club. Our technical officer Owen Anderson always has something interesting in the workshop, from vintage wooden gliders belonging to club members in for a re-spray, to truly antique flying machines!