Windermere 7 Day Anytime Balloon Flight

Let the glorious Lake District drift into view as you take to the skies over Windermere on the ballooning adventure of a lifetime!

Balloon Rides Over Windermere

champagne seven day anytime ballooning

Epic. Glorious. Awesome. And simply unforgettable…

Choose between a morning or evening ballooning adventure that starts in Witherslack, at the Derby Arms Hotel. With its proximity to both Lake Windermere and Morecambe Bay, it doesn’t take long to see why this is such a glorious location to enjoy a hot air balloon flight of a lifetime!

As you climb higher, so the breeze calls the tune and you begin to drift over a landscape of changing colours as the light alters in line with your chosen flying time. A sense of freedom and calm claims you. With every balloon ride an adventure in itself, will yours take you towards Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, or will you get to appreciate its scale, as you drift north to the rugged Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve? Whichever direction you float, the views will be spectacular and everything you hoped they would be!

Upon landing, your ground support crew will collect you and return you to the Derby Arms, where you can relive the experience over some real ale and a hearty meal!




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 experience on the breeze should be on everyone's 'must do' list! With captivating views, 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 close to Ullswater, another incredible body of water in the Lake District. 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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