Cartmel (Back-Up Site)

Alternative Launch Site

This is an alternative location for our main bookable launch sites. For bookable launch sites, see suggestions below or search all locations.

Launch Site Address

Cartmel Racecourse, The Square
LA11 6QB

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Cartmel Lake District Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

While most famous for its racecourse, Cartmel has another claim to fame in the form of a world-famous sticky toffee pudding shop. Handmade for more than 20 years by Cartmel Village Shop, this award winning sweet treat is so good it can now be found in big name department stores such as Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.


Experience breath-taking views of the stunning Lake District when you go up, up and away on a glorious hot air balloon ride with Virgin.

Cartmel Racecourse is one of our Lake District balloon ride back up sites, where your flight may be moved to on the day.


From the A590, exit at the junction for Cartmel, Low Newton and High Newton and then head South on Cartmel Lane signposted for Cartmel.
Follow this road until you get to the crossroads, then turn left onto Green Lane.
Follow this road to the T-junction and turn left again, then head along the road into Cartmel and turn right at the signpost for Village Centre and Parking.
Continue to follow the parking signs, turning right at the end of this road and then through the village square to the parking area.

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Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01224 937897 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Ben Raven

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