Kirkby Lonsdale Weekday Morning Balloon Flight

Let the morning breeze guide you over some of the UK's most spectacular landscape, with an unforgettable balloon ride over Kirkby Lonsdale!

Balloon Rides from Kirkby Lonsdale

champagne weekday morning hot air balloon ride

Dramatic. Brooding. Epic. And simply unforgettable…

Located in South Lakeland, Kirkby Lonsdale is an epic hot air ballooning location. Nestled on the edge of Cumbria with the Lake District views beckoning to the west, and the equally captivating Yorkshire Dales to the east, a hot air balloon ride over Kirkby Lonsdale will open up expansive 360 degree vistas that, quite simply, will take your breath away.

As you rise up over the exquisite landscape on a morning balloon flight, so unforgettable views of the River Lune as it snakes into the distance on a north-south course if the first sight to greet you.  If you drift south, so the lush greens of The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) draw the eye to the undulating beauty of the region. Whereas a westerly wind will see you float towards Arnside & Silverdale AONB and memorable vistas come into view, with its plethora of wild flowers and hiking trails that call this beauty spot home. If the breeze nudges you further north than Arnside, then your balloon will be heading to the Lake District, with its dramatic landscape of rugged peaks and shimmering lakes.

Due east of Kirkby Lonsdale will see you take in the brooding expanse of the Yorkshire Dales. This dramatic wilderness combines wild moorland and rolling countryside which is dotted with quaint villages. If this is the direction your balloon ride takes you, be on the lookout for the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct – an iconic 19th century railway viaduct that spans 24 stone arches. No matter where your Cumbrian ballooning adventure takes you, be sure to have your camera ready for views that you’ll be sure to want to share with others!




Historic Crossing

Cameras at the ready for the picturesque Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale and lots more!

Brooding Beauty

Let the natural splendour of the Yorkshire Dales unfold before you on this epic balloon flight.

Shimmering Horizons

Perhaps you'll drift westward towards open sea, or magnificent shimmering lakes.

A Magical Location

Ballooning from at Whoop Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2GY


Having made your way to the launch site, you will meet your balloon crew at dawn and begin to feel the anticipation rising as the balloon envelope is laid out on the ground ready for inflation. This part of the experience takes about an hour.

If you'd like to help with the balloon inflation, that's great. If not, just take in the crisp Cumbria morning air and soak up the atmosphere as the burners ignite and start to fill the balloon with hot air.

With final safety checks in order, it will be time to jump aboard the basket of your hot air balloon and ease gently off and upwards. Soon the expansive views open up and the sheer splendour of the South Lakeland presents itself in all its glory.

Drifting serenely over stunning Cumbria, your balloon pilot will point out the key landmarks and sights. Be sure to take way too many pictures! But most importantly, let your Kirkby Lonsdale ballooning adventure let you feel free and relaxed like never before...

After an hour of unforgettable ballooning, your pilot will prepare the balloon for landing. As your journey is at the will of the wind, you could be landing at any number of locations! Take in the last of the big views as you make your descent.

Having experienced the excitement of a balloon landing, it will be time to disembark and enjoy a champagne toast! You will then get collected by the ground crew and returned to launch site, armed with a flight certificate and emotions you'll treasure for a lifetime.

Intineraries map

Cumbria - home to some of the world's great hot air balloon flights, and a flight from Kirkby Lonsdale opens up a whole new visual extravaganza! With its South Lakeland location, you'll get to enjoy the beauty of both Cumbria and the brooding Yorkshire Dales.

If you're a hot air balloon ride over the Lake District instead, then we have two options for you to consider. One launch location in the north of the Lake District and the other in the south. In the north, you can take in dramatic views that revolve around the long, slender expanse of Ullswater.


If you're looking to see the southern end of this stunning part of the country, with its centrepiece of Lake Windemere, then you can choose between morning, evening and weekend flights on our dedicated Windemere pages.


For even more ballooning options in Cumbria, then head over to HotAirBalloonFlights.com where you can find over a hundred launch locations, across the UK, including the gorgeous North West of England.


Thank you for visiting our Lake District balloon ride website! We hope that you have found it useful and that you have been inspired to take the skies on a balloon experience of a lifetime.

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