Launch Site Address

Bakewell Showground, Bakewell
DE45 1AQ

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Bakewell Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

The Bakewell pudding and its better known variant, the Bakewell tart were indeed first made in the town. While the origins are subject to debate, the story goes that in 1820, the landlady of a town pub asked her cook to make a jam tart with an egg and almond pastry but it went wrong. The result was a hit with pub patrons and grew to become a dessert known across the world.


The glorious Peak District awaits when you take to the skies for an unforgettable Bakewell hot air balloon adventure.

Go up, up and away on the flying experience of a lifetime as you fly wherever the wind takes you across the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

Seemingly endless miles of glorious hills and vales stretch out in every direction, with the most dramatic found in the Peak District National Park itself.

Keep an eye out for other picturesque Bakewell sights, such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall or the winding rivers Derwent and Wye.

With the right wind, you may see as far as a Matlock, Chesterfield or Buxton. A clear day could even bring views of the Sheffield and Nottingham skylines on the far horizon.

No other airborne experience comes close to the unique combination of serenity and exhilaration you get from a majestic Bakewell hot air balloon adventure.


When put into a sat nav, the postcode for Bakewell Showground will take you to Bakewell itself but to the wrong side of the showground to where we launch.

To get to our launch field, instead please follow the signs for Bakewell Showground and Livestock Centre.

As you drive out of Bakewell on the A6, you will see the entrance to the showground just as you exit the 30mph zone.

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Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01158 224905 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Thomas Hook

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