Ullswater 7 Day Anytime Balloon Flight

Take to the skies over the Lake District and let some of the UK's most beautiful scenery drift into view on this unforgettable airborne adventure!

Balloon Rides Over Ullswater

champagne seven day anytime ballooning

Epic. Inspiring. Glorious. And simply unforgettable…

Embrace the breeze at the Dalemain Mansion and Estate, a truly spectacular start to your hot air balloon flight over the awesome Lake District. As you climb higher witness the gentle landscape surrender to more dramatic scenery as you drift gently on the wind over some of the country’s most incredible natural beauty.

As your memory making escape begins, scan down for a view of Pooley Bridge, which takes its name from the 16th century crossing that spans the River Eamont on the northern tip of Ullswater, not too far from your ballooning launch site. In its heyday, Pooley Bridge was an important fish trading area. Be sure to bring your camera as there will be photo opportunities in every direction for the duration of the flight – some below you as you cruise over Ullswater, a magnificent body of water popular with boats and tourists taking a steamer tour of the lake.

After nearly an hour ballooning, your pilot will have decided where is the best place to land. Your support crew will collect you and return you back to the Dalemain Estate. Depending on whether you’re flying in the morning of afternoon, you should definitely take some time to have some tea and scones and take some time to explore this gorgeous mansion and beautiful grounds. With so much to do in the Lake District, why not make your balloon flight part of an unforgettable break in this truly magical part of the country?




Picture Perfect Ullswater

Panoramic lenses at the ready: at 7.5 miles long, Ullswater is the second longest lake in England!

Delightful Dalemain

Get a bird's eye shot of this handsome mansion and its gorgeous grounds and gardens.

Go down to Howtown

Be on the lookout for this hamlet that serves as a stop for the Ullswater Steamers on the lake.

A Magical Location

Ballooning weaves its spell at Dalemain Estate, Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB


Having made your way to the launch site, you will meet your balloon crew 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 fresh Lake District 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 Lake District presents itself in all its glory.

Drifting serenely over the stunning scenery near Ullswater, your balloon pilot will point out the key landmarks and sights. Be sure to take way too many pictures! But most importantly, let your Lake District 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.

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Cumbria - home to some of the world's great hot air balloon flights, and an experience on the breeze should be on everyone's 'must do' list! With breathtaking views, invigorating fresh air and a sense of freedom like no other, ballooning here will create memories that last a lifetime. And with this any day option, you can opt for a crisp morning balloon ride, or a romantic evening flight.

This website focuses on the Lake District part of Cumbria, with one other key launch location on offer - one that departs from Witherslack near the UK's biggest lake, Lake Windermere. Both locations offer incredible scenery, emotive landmarks and the opportunity to experience ballooning at truly great locations!


If you are interested in exploring all of the other hot air balloon locations in Cumbria then head over to our main website where we have even more ballooning sites in this magical part of the world!


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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