Launch Site Address

Bull Beck Picnic Site, A683
Crook O' Lune

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Lancaster Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

The Lancaster Canal has the longest lock-free stretch of any manmade waterway in the country, with a huge 41-mile stretch winding through gorgeous countryside.


Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with a stunning Lancaster hot air balloon ride over beautiful countryside.

Sitting alongside the River Lune, our gorgeous launch site at Crook O’ Lune is one of the most picturesque spots in the north west.

Just a few miles from Lancaster itself, this lovely spot offers the perfect start to your unforgettable airborne adventure.

Go up, up and away wherever the wind takes you for breath-taking views of glorious contrasting landscapes.

The beauty of Crook O’ Lune was famously captured by the inspiring artist JMW Turner and eloquently illustrated by the poets Thomas Gray and William Wordsworth.

You might follow the path of the winding River Lune or find yourself drifting over the majestic city of Lancaster itself, with its many historical buildings.

Once you have experienced one of our majestic Lancaster hot air balloon rides, it will be no surprise at all why this glorious landscape inspired so many works of art.


Please park at the Bull Beck Picnic site.

To find Bull Beck exit the M6 motorway at junction 34 and take the A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale. After two miles, pass through the village of Caton and Bull Beck is approximately 1/2 mile along on the right.

Please park and make yourself known to the Virgin Balloon Flights crew, who will transport you to the launch site. Please note there is not a reliable postcode for the meeting site.

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Please call 01224 937897 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Ben Raven

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