Enjoy stunning birds eye views of the glorious Derbyshire valleys and dales when you fly from our Tissington launch site.
Situated just 4.5 miles north of Ashbourne, Tissington is a picturesque village with a lovely vintage feel, from Herbert’s Fine English Tea Rooms and Edward and Vintage 1930s sweet emporium to the famous Tissington Hall and large village pond.
Other highlights include glass-making workshops at Glass In The Barn, Tissington Trekking Centre and the artisan skills of the handmade candles at On A Wick And A Prayer.
Once you are in the air, you could look out for a host of other beautiful country homes, such as Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall and Haddon Hall or simply just enjoy nature at its best with the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.
Directions From Ashbourne: Take the A515 North for Buxton for four and a half miles, passing the Bluebell Inn on your left before taking the next right turn at Tissington Gates crossroads. Go over the cattle grid, down the tree-lined avenue and across another cattle grid into the village, bearing left at the grass triangle. Park on the right hand side of the road in front of Tissington Hall.
From Buxton: Take the A515 South for Ashbourne for 17 miles before turning left at Tissington Gates cross roads. Go over the cattle grid, down the tree-lined avenue and across another cattle grid into the village, bearing left at the grass triangle. Park on the right hand side of the road in front of Tissington Hall.
Note: The ‘Limited Parking’ signs do not apply to Virgin Balloon Flights passengers while on your flight.
There is NO parking in the parkland for balloon flight passengers and all vehicles must be parked in the area designated above.
Once you have parked up, make your way on foot to the bottom of the village, passing the tea rooms on your right. At the grass triangle, bear right out of the village, crossing the cattle grid and heading down the tree-lined avenue, where you will see our balloon on the right hand side (approximately a 10-15 minute walk).
Public toilets are available at the Tissington Trail car park.