This working hill farm nestled in the village of Troutbeck, just a stone’s throw from Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere, is the perfect starting point for a hot air balloon ride over the Lake District National Park.
In the basket you’ll rise skywards, soaking up the lavish greenery of the beautiful Cumbrian countryside filled by exquisite scenery, lakeshores and fell tops.
The nearest town is the attractive Keswick on the shores of Derwentwater, framed by peaks and crags the market town was first recorded in the 13th century as Kesewic, meaning ‘farm where cheese is made’. Still now, an abundance of farmers gather at the Saturday market in front of Moot Hall to sell their goods, maybe you’ll see them from the sky.
A north westerly wind will take you towards the Ullswater valley, where lies the second biggest lake in the district. Ullswater’s ribbon like form stretches for nearly nine miles and is home to the famous Ullswater Steamers, an award winning environmental accredited lake cruise attraction who have been in operation for over 150 years.
Whichever way the wind blows The Lakes look just as enchanting, their sheer beauty was enough to inspire the writings of 19th Century poet William Wordsworth, how will they inspire you?
From the A66 to Keswick, you will reach the Troutbeck Hotel T-junction, take the A5091 signposted Ullswater, after 100 yards turn right for Gill Head.
When arriving at the site passengers should drive through the rear entrance turning left at the farm past the toilet block, you’ll find the ballooning crew in the field. Please arrive and leave considerately and quietly.
Our passengers can see the famous lakes from another perspective too with this 10% discount voucher for lake cruises with the award winning & environmentally accredited Ullswater ‘Steamers’.
You can also experience the beauty of the Lake District on Lakeland’s oldest, longest and undoubtedly most scenic steam railway and get a FREE tea or filter coffee at both ends of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway line.