A Devon hot air balloon ride offers you the chance to explore this glorious part of the country in style. We have 3 launch sites, all specially chosen to give you the best opportunity for beautiful and dramatic views.
Virgin balloon rides from Okehampton
launch from right on the edge of the world-famous moorland of Dartmoor. In the very heart of Devon, it is an ancient rugged landscape of valleys, rivers and mighty granite tors. On a clear day you could enjoy views as far as Yes Tor and even High Willhays
, the highest point on Dartmoor and the highest in the UK south of the Brecon Beacons.
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See if you can spot the semi-wild Dartmoor ponies as they roam across the moorland.
is an historic, water-powered forge and just 10 minutes from Okehampton centre. The last working forge of its kind in England, it is well worth a visit before or after your balloon flight.
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Founded by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago, Exeter
is recognised as one of England’s oldest cities. As you float over the city, you’ll take in beautiful sites from a high, such as the River Exe, rolling countryside and wonderful architecture this charming city has to offer.
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Surrounded by both Dartmoor and Exmoor, the city is the perfect central-point from which to fly in any direction, take in the breathtaking local scenery and tranquillity, and later return to a vibrant, exciting hub.
Launching from the oldest rugby club in Devon, a hot air balloon ride over Tiverton
provides a fabulous way to see this beautiful area from a completely new perspective from anything up to 5,000 feet.
Once airborne, look out from your balloon basket and see if you can spot Cranmore Castle, an Iron Age hill fort standing atop Exeter Hill above the town. Above the banks of the River Exe on a cliffside also stands Tiverton Castle, now remains of a former castle comprising ruined perimeter walls, towers and buildings from various periods.
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Looking north you could see Exmoor National Park whilst to the south can be found Dartmoor National Park and Exmouth.
Cameras at the ready, as this is one area that provides some of the most captivating landscape panoramas.
Many of our customers have been amazed by the picturesque views hot air balloons provide – no matter how well you know this area at ground-level, a balloon ride will give you a fresh, unique perspective.
Our pilot Steve Vining
looks forward to welcoming you aboard one of his Devon balloon rides very soon.