Rowsley Matlock (Back-Up Site)


Launch Site Address

Woodhouse Road, Rowsley

Rowsley Matlock (Back-Up Site)


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

Just off the A6 road in Derbyshire lies the village of Rowsley. Launching from here is the perfect way to admire the Peak District from incredible heights.

The Peak District is one of the UK’s most popular national parks attracting over 10 million visitors a year. Take in the breath-taking landscape views in one of our iconic big red balloons.

Depending on which way the wind takes your flight, you may be able to see the famous Haddon Hall – the English Tudor manor house. Other landmarks to look out for include Chatsworth House and the ancient Peak Rail.

As Eastern Moors National Trust and RSPB nature reserve is a stone’s throw away from this site, you might also see some wonderful wildlife like red deer and birds of prey.

You could even visit Carsington Water before or after your flight for some cycling or watersports. Treat yourself to lunch at the Grouse & Claret pub or Peacock Hotel.


This launch site is located just three miles from Bakewell.

Travel south on the A6. When you reach Rowsley turn right opposite the Peacock Hotel down Woodhouse Road. Go past the school on your left, over the bridge and then continue straight on down the private drive (do not follow the road round to the right).

Continue on for 0.3 of a mile and the launch site will be on your left. Enter by the gate and park your car under the hedge on the left and come and join us at the balloon for meeting, greeting and registration (if you come to a fork in the road you have just passed us).

Please note the field where our balloons launch from on this site can be quite unkempt, so we recommend you wear boots.

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