Windermere 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 the Lake District!

Ballooning Over Windermere

champagne weekday morning hot air balloon ride

Glorious. Stunning. Awesome. And simply unforgettable…

Relaxing roughly the same distance between the open reach of Morecambe Bay and the long expanse of water that is Lake Windermere, this perfect Lake District balloon launch location will open some of the region’s best views!

Sail on the wind as your balloon climbs high over the ever changing Lake District landscapes. One moment the breeze is edging you closer to the lakes that shimmer in the near distance, the next it’s presenting views of dramatic fells, sharp hills and wild, windswept vistas that combine to create the magical lakes region of Cumbria. We’re not sure there could be a better place to go ballooning, so take to the skies to (literally) see what we mean!

Wherever your ballooning journey travels, you will have the experience of a lifetime. So be sure to bring a camera so you can share those epic views with family and friends. Once back on the ground, your support crew will meet you and return you to the Derby Arms, where you can relive the moment over some real ale and hearty meals!




Wide Water Wonders

Cameras at the ready - the UK's largest lake one direction, the lovely Morecambe Bay the other!

Wistful Windermere

Let the shimmering lake's natural splendour unfold before you on this epic balloon flight.

Brooding Beauty

The rolling greens and blue waters are framed by dramatic fells that ignite the imagination!

A Magical Location

Ballooning casts its spell at The Derby Arms, Witherslack, Lake District, Cumbria, LA11 6RH


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 Windermere 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 Lake Windermere presents itself in all its glory.

Drifting serenely over the stunning Lake District, 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.

This website focuses on the Lake District part of Cumbria, with one other key launch location on offer - one that departs from the handsome Dalemain Mansion near Ullswater. 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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