I’m interested in learning to hang glide/paraglide, how do I go about it?
Firstly It's very important to get proper recognised training. The Pennine Soaring Club is Affiliated to the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association [BHPA]. Initial training is done by BHPA recognised schools rather than clubs.
The nearest schools to us are:-
Active Edge Paragliding near Harrogate www.activeedge.co.uk
Sunsoar Paragliding around the Howgills http://www.sunsoar-paragliding.com/
Airventures near Keswick http://www.airventures.co.uk/
Once you are trained to club pilot [CP] level you can fly without an instructor and at that stage you can continue your learning with help from coaches within the club.