If you’re going to go ballooning, you may as well do it over one of the most striking corners of the country! From rolling green fields to brown/orange fells that are cut by steep crevices, to the captivating glistening of the abundant water, a balloon ride over the Lake District will ignite your imagination like very few other places can ever hope to do.
But wait, what if we told you there was more to Cumbria than just lakes? On this page you will have seen something quite different to consider – a flight over South Lakeland from Kirkby Lonsdale. With expansive views west towards the Lake District, and captivating vistas over the Yorkshire Dales, a ballooning adventure from this corner of the county opens up wild, natural landscapes in all directions!
No matter whether you choose a morning or evening flight, you can expect the eclectic scenery to be matched in drama by the changing light as the sun creeps higher, or fades slowly away for the day. With the breeze as your guide and the wind in your hair, embrace the sense of freedom for a magical experience that is like no other.
About Kirkby Lonsdale
The traditional and quaint market town of Kirkby Lonsdale sits nestled at the nexus of three counties: Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire. Enjoying its relaxed position on the banks of the River Lune, it is surrounded by a jigsaw of contrasting countryside that includes rolling pastures and brooding moorland.
In 1227 the town was awarded its ‘market charter’ and the right to host a fair each September. It became home to the Devil’s Bridge around 1370, and at the time, was the only crossing over the River Lune for miles. This added importance to the town. The name, as many of the same, is linked to a myth that the Devil appeared to an old woman, promising to build a bridge in exchange for the first soul to cross over it. When the bridge was finished, the cunning woman threw bread over the bridge and her dog chased after it, thereby outwitting the Devil!