To the south east of Kendal lies the Kirkby Lonsdale Virgin Balloon Flights launch sites – a fabulous flight option for our Lake District passengers.
Our launch site at Kirkby Lonsdale sits at the most northern tip of Bowland Forest which borders the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park.
South-west of our launch site are the towns of Lancaster and Morecambe, each with their contrasting charms and personalities.
Historic Lancaster, straddling the River Lune, is dominated by its magnificent medieval castle. Elsewhere, narrow Georgian streets lined with fine restaurants and shops lead down to St George’s Quay which, in Georgian times, was a bustling sea-port handling rum, sugar and spices brought from the West Indies.
Morecambe, famous for its fabulous sunsets and stunning views across the bay is at the southern tip of the Lake District. Here you will find all the attractions of a traditional seaside town, with five miles of seafront promenade where you will find the statue of Eric Morecambe ‘bringing sunshine’ in his familiar pose.
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.
From the M6 take junction 36, then take the A65 exit towards Kirkby Lonsdale. Drive through Kirkby Lonsdale to 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.