Middleton-By-Youlgreave (Back-Up Site)


Launch Site Address

Rake Lane, Middleton-By-Youlgreave
DE45 1LX

Middleton-By-Youlgreave (Back-Up Site)


One of our back-up launch sites for the Peak District, you flight may be moved here on the day.

The pretty village of Middleton-By-Youlgreave is a beautiful spot to begin your Peak District hot air balloon ride adventure.

Keep an eye out for the River Bradford skirting the edge of the village as you go up, up and away before drifting serenely onward wherever the wind takes you over some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK.

There are public toilets available in the village itself and while there is no shop, cafe or pub, these can be found a couple of miles down the road in the neighbouring village of Youlgreave itself.

The surrounding fields often contain livestock so if friends and family come to wave you off, please ensure any dogs brought along remain on the lead.


Travelling along the A515, turn off at Newhaven onto A5012 signposted towards Cromford - this will be a left turn if travelling south from Buxton or a right turn if travelling north from Ashbourne.

Take the first left turn after about 100 yards, signposted for Middleton and Youlgreave and continue on this road for about 1.5 miles. At the crossroads, turn right onto Rake Lane towards Middleton.

Travel 200 yards and you will see the balloon and crew in a field on the right. Please park in the field, under the wall on your left as you drive into the field itself.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 0115 822 4905 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Thomas Hook

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