Our Rutland hot air balloon rides launch from the edge of the beautiful Rutland Water, offering stunning views in all directions.
A spectacular spot to start your balloon ride in the East Midlands, a flight from Rutland is an experience you will never forget.
A northerly wind would take you across the water and miles of unspoilt countryside, dotted here and there with pretty villages such as Upper Hambleton.
To the south lies more open countryside as you float towards the town of Corby. Keep an eye out for the 140-year-old Welland Viaduct – the longest brick-built viaduct in the UK.
Pilot Rebecca Cain and her crew look forward to taking you on an incredible hot air balloon adventure over Rutland.
Enjoy picture perfect moments you will never forget when you fly with Virgin Balloon Flights.
For those looking to make a day of it, there is plenty to do in and around Rutland Water either before or after your flight.
Get up close and personal with all manner of insects, reptiles and mammals at Bugtopia The Zoo, just a short drive from our launch site.
Or if feathered friends are more your thing, meet some majestic birds of prey at Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre.
You can enjoy a flight from any of our spectacular East Midlands launch sites with our regional flight vouchers.
Turn off from the A1 by Stamford on the A606 towards Rutland Water, Oakham, and Melton. After about 3 miles, turn left towards Rutland Water South Shore, Edith Weston, and Normanton.
In Edith Weston at the T-junction, turn right towards Manton and the Sailing Club. Pass the Sailing Club and the Golf Club and opposite the turning to Lyndon, turn right over the cattle grid and down a single track road.
TURN RIGHT through the gate opposite the bungalow where it is sign posted Lakeland Estates Lyndon Top, these gates are locked at times.
This is our launch site where the pilot and crew will meet you. If you are on site before the balloon crew, please drive in and park on the field if possible.
Please note there are no toilet facilities on site.