Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the Peak District’s designation as Britain’s first National Park.

The park lies mainly in northern Derbyshire but also reaches into Cheshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

Our launch site in Bakewell, Derbyshire offers flyers the chance to appreciate the beauty of the Peak District National Park from the air.

Perhaps you’re from the Derbyshire area or just fancy a visit? Either way, a balloon flight from Bakewell is the perfect way to get to know this stunning section of the British landscape.

The Peak District is one of Britain’s most accessible national parks. Approximately 16.1 million people live within 40 miles of its boundaries.

With 202 square miles of access land, thousands of visitors flock to the Peak District each year to enjoy its many walking trails, bridle paths, and climbing opportunities.

Fancy seeing the Peak District from a more unusual perspective? Virgin Balloon Flights schedule regular flights from Bakewell Showground, situated in the heart of the National Park itself.

To book your flight today call 01952 212750 or visit