Ullswater (Back-Up Site)


Launch Site Address

Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, Watermillock
Ullswater, Penrith
CA11 0LP

Ullswater (Back-Up Site)


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

The Lake District National Park is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK and with a Virgin Balloon Flight, you can watch the stunning scenery stretch for miles all around you.

Launching from the award winning Rampsbeck Country House Hotel in Ullswater, this site is truly one of our best.

Magnificently set in 18 acres of the national park with a quarter of a mile of lake frontage, the hotel is overlooked by fells and mountains.

The building itself dates back to the 1700s and provides a romantic backdrop as you soar into the sky.

With a hot air balloon flight over the heart of the Lake District, you’ll likely see Aira Force Waterfall, and wind permitting, the famous Helvellyn mountain, the third highest peak in England.

Towards Penrith, you may find yourself soaring over Long Meg and Her Daughters, a Bronze Age stone circle.

The stones probably date from around 1500 BC and the circle has a diameter of about 350 feet.

You may also catch a glimpse of Gamelands stone circle, one of the largest in Cumbria, although all its stones have now tumbled.

To the south, you may see Haweswater Reservoir, one of the largest lakes at four miles long and half a mile wide. Eerily all the farms and houses of the villages of Mardale and Mesand were pulled down to build the reservoir and now, when the water is low, people go back to see what is left.

After you have finished taking in the breathtaking scenery, why not take time to enjoy afternoon tea at the Rampsbeck Country House Hotel or try some of their Cumbrian Cheeses, specially selected to represent the county.


The hotel is situated on the A592 on the west side of Ullswater and south of Pooley Bridge.

Please park on the grass parking area and meet the crew in the field by the lake, please closing gates behind you.

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Please call 01388 217808 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Ben Raven

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