Hot Air Balloon Flights - over Lancashire

Lancashire is one of the largest and most historic counties in England. Lancashire's coastline stretches from the estuary of the River Ribble (south of Preston) through the seaside towns of Blackpool, Cleveleys, Heysham and Morcambe up to Silverside at the northern part of Morcambe Bay.

Hot Air Ballooning is not the only way to enjoy Lancashire from the air. There are also pleasure flights available from Blackpool Airport (Squires Gate, south of the "Golden Mile") and sometimes also from Southport (seasonal). Technically Southport is now part of Merseyside - but we won't digress into that here.
Light aircraft flights from either Blackpool or Southport tend to fly over Lancashire and in some cases other counties as well, such as Merseyside and Cumbria (Lake District). Hot Air Balloon flights are a romantic way to enjoy the scenery as long as you're not in a hurry, and are willing to go where the wind takes you for up to an hour or so.

The places in Lancashire listed on the left are links to pages mentioning interesting places from which you may fly, or fly over, in a hot air balloon.

You may not get to see the coast too close-up as a safe landing will be a priority for your flight provider. As with all outdoor pursuits, safety is paramount.

There are some fantastic Hot Air Balloon companies operating across the Lancashire. Some of are included in the photographs on this website as this is one of our favourite places for watching hot air balloon flights.
If you decide to experience the thrill of hot air ballooning yourself, we wish you a fantastic flight!

Click here to buy a Hot Air Balloon Flight. See Lancashire from the air !

It requires considerable skill to launch and control one of these exotic shaped hot air balloons. This beer-bottle shaped balloon was photographed at an event in Preston, Lancs. in summer 2006.


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... Have a safe flight !


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