With a dash of ancient history, a spoonful of rural charm and lashings of beautiful scenery, Bakewell is a wonderful place to visit. So, you can rest assured there is no better way to see everything this stunning area has to offer when you step onboard one of our hot air balloon rides in Manchester.
Our Virgin Balloon Flights’ launch site can be found in the stunning market town, found in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, and is less than 30 miles from Derby.
When you take off from Bakewell Showground on a hot air balloon Manchester flight, on the bank of the picturesque River Wye, you’ll rise slowly and majestically into the blue yonder above the town, which features the historic Doomsday Book.
We recommend you keep your eyes peeled for the five arched bridge across the river, as well as the elegant spire of All Saints Parish Church which both date from the 13th Century.
Onboard this hot air balloon Manchester flight, you will witness landmark beauty spots such as Lathkill and Dovedale, which are two of the finest sights you will likely witness during the ride. You should also keep an eye out for the Chatsworth estate, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall as you skim across the glorious countryside on one of our hot air balloon rides in Manchester.
For further information on our hot air balloon flights, contact us today here at Virgin Balloon Flights.
For further information about spectacular places to visit in Derbyshire please take a look at the Visit Peak District website.
The access road to Bakewell Showground is via Agricultural Way which is well signposted from the A6 on the south side of Bakewell village.
Follow the access road across the river and park on the right hand side before reaching the Showground Office and the metered parking area.
The Virgin Balloon Flights crew, pilot and balloon will be on site 15 minutes prior to the meeting time and will be set up on the grassland either side of the access road.
Please walk over to the balloon to be greeted by your pilot and crew.
Flight Information LinePlease call 0844 576 7532 to confirm the status flight
Please use caution when using Sat Nav as this may direct you to the rear of the showground whilst access is from the A6 on the Matlock side of town.