Windermere Weekday Anytime Balloon Flight

Let the captivating beauty of Windermere and the Lake District drift into view on an utterly magical hot air ballooning adventure of a lifetime!

Balloon Flight Over Windermere

champagne weekday anytime hot air balloon ride

Timeless. Striking. Epic. And simply unforgettable…

Commence your ballooning adventure at the Derby Arms Hotel in Witherslack, perfectly located between Lake Windermere and Morecambe Bay. Possibly the finest setting for a balloon ride in the country!

With the breeze as your guide your balloon will climb high over this incredible landscape of brooding fells, rolling fields and hills and shimmering water near and far. Every flight is different, but the beauty that opens up before you is always magical. Will you drift ever closer to Lake Windermere, the largest lake in the UK, or take in its expanse from slightly further afield, as you drift northwards to the rugged Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve – only the wind can make that decision and you’ll find its freedom infectious!

Wherever your balloon flight takes you it will create memories that last a lifetime. So be sure to bring a camera so you can share those memory making views with others. Upon landing, your ground support crew will collect 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 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 Windermere 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 Windermere, 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 adventure on the breeze should be on everyone's 'must experience' list! With breathtaking views, refreshing 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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