Kirkby Lonsdale


Launch Site Address

The Whoop Hall, Burrow with Burrow
Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

One pretty street in Kirkby Lonsdale is named Salt Pie Lane, after a lady living there in the early 1900s baked and sold hot salted mutton pies to traders at the adjacent horse market. It’s been said many who enjoyed the tasty treats ended up at the nearby Green Dragon pub (now The Snooty Fox) to quench their thirst afterwards – the landlord of which just happened to be a relation of the enterprising pie maker


Right on the edge of the Lake District is our stunning Yorkshire Dales hot air balloon ride from the beautiful town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Endless glorious views stretch in every direction as you go up, up and away on an unforgettable ballooning adventure.

Bordering the Forest Of Bowland in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park, no other flying experience comes close to a flight in one of our iconic big red balloons.

Keep an eye out for the historic Devil’s Bridge as you take in the breath-taking panorama of the Lune Valley from above.

Due to its location, a Kirkby Lonsdale hot air balloon flight can result in views over three different counties – Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Lancashire.

To the south west lie the historic town and Lancaster and Morcambe Bay, which could be seen in the distance on a clear day with the right wind.

The sky’s the limit when flying in this area of outstanding natural beauty and nowhere else will you find such contrasting landscapes so seamlessly entwined.

Take to the skies with Virgin Balloon Flights for a unique and exhilarating Yorkshire Dales hot air balloon experience.


From the M6 take junction 36, then take the A65 exit towards Kirkby Lonsdale. Drive through Kirkby Lonsdale to the Whoop Hall Hotel, which is located half mile south east of Kirkby Lonsdale along the A65.

The meeting point is the rear car park of the Whoop Hall Hotel.

The launch site itself is not actually at the hotel, so it is vital that all passengers are punctual because we will move from the meeting point to our launch site.

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

Look forward to... floating on air exceptional views breath-taking heights going with the wind the world at your feet