Dartmoor balloon rides offer a spectacular bird’s eye view of this beautiful and dramatic Devon landscape.
Virgin balloon rides from Okehampton launch from right on the edge of this world-famous moorland.
Dartmoor lies in the very heart of Devon. An ancient landscape of rugged open space, valleys, rivers, mighty granite tors and awe-inspiring views.
On a clear day you could enjoy views as far as Yes Tor and even High Willhays, the highest point on Dartmoor and the highest in the UK south of the Brecon Beacons.
See if you can also spot the famous Dartmoor Ponies, as they roam semi-wild across the moorland.
To the north lies New England Wood and sometimes, if conditions are exceptionally clear, with the right wind our Devon balloon rides even offer distant views of the coast.
In Okehampton itself, the Museum of Dartmoor Life charts 5,000 years of life on Dartmoor and is open April to November.
Finch Foundry is an historic, water-powered forge and just 10 minutes from Okehampton centre. The last working forge of its kind in England, it is well worth a visit before or after your balloon flight.
And don’t forget, your Devon, Dorset and Cornwall regional flight voucher can be used to fly in any of these stunning counties.
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 before meeting your pilot and balloon crew.