Derbyshire Balloon Rides
Hot Air Balloon Rides over Derbyshire
Derbyshire is such a beautiful area to fly it draws balloon flight passengers from many of the neighbouring cities and towns outside the county. The populations of Manchester, Trafford, Stockport, Sheffield, Stoke on Trent will all regard the Derbyshire Dales as the best location for a hot air balloon ride. The Peak District National Park is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. The first area designated as a National Park in the UK, it is so big that it stretches into six counties.
For balloon flights from Tissington in the area around Ashbourne contact Wickers World
For balloon rides from Rowsley close to the towns of Matlock and Bakewell by the River Derwent and to Chatsworth House, contact Heart Of England Balloons. The family home of the Dukes of Devonshire, the parkland around the house was one of the great classics designed by Capability Brown in the 1760's and is open to the public with free admission all year round.
These operators' balloon launch sites are quite close together so from either location you are likely to take in sights such as the Heights of Abraham, a unique hilltop park set on top of a dramatic limestone gorge. Travelling west float on your balloon ride over Dovedale and drift effortlessly past Thorpe Cloud and the National Trust property at Ilam Hall with 84 acres of landscaped countryside to mention just a few of the typical sights this area has to offer.