Lake District (Back-Up Site)


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Launch Site Address

The Derby Arms Hotel, Witherslack, near Grange-over-Sands
Lake District
LA11 6RH

Lake District Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Windermere is the longest (at an incredible 10.5 miles) and largest body of water England. Although there is actually only one ‘officially named lake’ in the Lake District, which is Bassenthwaite Lake. The others, including Windermere, are ‘meres’ or ‘waters’.


Nothing compares to the breath-taking experience that awaits you on a Lake District hot air balloon ride.

Our beautiful big red balloon launches close to the majestic Windermere, with stunning views of hills, valleys and lakes stretching out in all directions.

Declared a World Heritage Site in 2017, the stunning beauty of this glorious landscape can be fully appreciated from on high.

Go wherever the wind takes you on this truly unforgettable Lake District hot air balloon adventure – a flying experience unlike any other.

To the north east lies Windermere itself, the largest and most famous of all the areas bodies of water.

If you’re lucky, with the right wind you could find yourself drifting serenely over the lake itself.

Keep an eye out for Whitbarrow nature reserve and the many pretty rivers winding their way through the landscape.


From the M6, exit at Junction 36 and take the A590 signposted towards Barrow. After three miles, bear left and take the first exit at the roundabout, continuing on the A590 towards Barrow. After 4.5 miles, turn right signposted for Witherslack and Bowland Bridge.

The Derby Arms is 400m metres along this road on your left. Park in the car park to the rear of the pub or if the car park is full, you can park on the road itself.

Your balloon pilot and crew will meet you on the road beside The Derby Arms.

Toilet facilities are available at pub when open.

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