Dalemain House is a much-loved family home set in the picturesque splendour of the Lake District and is a perfect starting point for a hot air balloon ride over Cumbria. The home is still occupied by the Hasell family and has been for more than 300 years.
Your Dalemain hot air balloon ride will start surrounded by beautiful gardens that boast many rare plants and 100-year-old fashioned roses. You’ll rise above the old walnut trees, some Spanish chestnuts and a 200-year-old tulip tree before drifting off to explore the Cumbrian countryside by air.
A likely spot from your hot air balloon basket is Ullswater Lake, which at 7.5 miles long is the second largest lake in England. At each of three bends in the lake sits a village, so why not see if you can spot them from the sky? Pooley Bridge is at the northern end, taking its name from the 16th century bridge that was built over the River Eamont. Halfway down the lake is Howtown, a quiet hamlet and a regular stop for the Ullswater Steamers, which you may see taking passengers for a cruise down the lake and the third is Glenridding, a lively village situated at the southern end of Ullswater that is well known for its sailing centre.
Post-balloon ride, why not explore Cumbria and its wealth of attractions further?
There is the Rheged; a stunning grass-roof cinema standing at six storeys high, or Eden Ostrich World, where visitors come face-to-beak with the world’s tallest birds. Wetheriggs Pottery gives craft lovers the chance to see Cumbria’s finest pottery produced using steam and the gorgeous market town of Penrith isn’t too far way either.
Dalemain House is situated on the A592 Penrith to Ullswater Road, two miles from the Rheged Centre and three miles from Junction 40 of the M6.
Please park in the car park and await the balloon crew and your pilot.
PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ONTO THE LAUNCH FIELD
Please take your litter home with you and keep dogs on a lead.