Launch Site Address

Sourton Cross Picnic Area, nr Sourton
EX20 4LY

Okehampton Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

One of the first designated national parks in the UK back in 1951, Dartmoor has the longest ancient stone row in the world. 60% of all stone rows in England are found on Dartmoor and Stallmoor, the biggest, is a massive 3.4 kilometres long.


Go up, up and away on an unforgettable Devon hot air balloon ride for an airborne adventure like no other.

Marvel at the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Dartmoor as our iconic big red balloon launches majestically from Okehampton, on the edge of the world famous moorland.

Whichever way the wind takes you, a breath-taking airborne adventure awaits aboard our iconic big red balloon.

The dramatic and ancient heart of Devon, Dartmoor and its surrounding landscapes of rugged open space, valleys, rivers and mighty granite tors offer truly awe-inspiring views.

On a clear day you may see as far as Yes Tor or even High Willhays –the highest point on Dartmoor and the highest in the UK south of the Brecon Beacons.

You might also spot some of the famous Dartmoor ponies as they roam semi-wild across the moorland.

To the north lie sights such as the beautiful New England Wood and even, on an exceptionally clear day with the right wind, distant views of the coast.

No other flying experience compares to a magnificent Devon hot air balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights.


The post code for the launch site meeting point is EX20 4LY.

Meet at Sourton Cross Picnic Area, between Okehampton and Launceston where the A386 from Tavistock meets the A30.

There is a picnic area, 24 hour toilet facilities and Woody’s Transport Cafe, where you can grab a cup of tea or a snack if open before meeting your pilot and balloon crew.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01725 530 190 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Steve Vining

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