Balloons over Lancashire










Up, up and away - article from Lancashire Life and Linda Viney (1Mb pdf file)

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Welcome to the wonderful and exciting world of Hot Air Ballooning.

Balloons over Lancashire became established in 1988, and was one of the first, of only a very few companies in the country to offer Hot Air Balloon Flights to the public after being granted an Air Operators Certificate by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Since that date we have safely flown thousands of passengers in our balloons. Our launch sites are carefully chosen to take the balloons into England's finest countryside which are centred on National Parks, and area’s of outstanding natural beauty.

One of our favourite flying areas is The Forest of Bowland Fells. This is a wilderness, which is steeped in history and crossed by a few minor, unfenced roads.

The Trough of Bowland is perhaps the most famous being the route which carried the Pendle Witches on their way to trial at Lancaster. This road follows a narrow valley that once carried melting ice from the glaciers covering the fell tops. Routes from Slaidburn to Bentham, Stocks to Keasden, and the Salter Fell track will also take you on a journey through this glorious open space.

There are fewer Public Rights of Way on the fells than in the valleys, and until recently, only limited access on foot. However from a balloon you can now experience this wild open space for yourself. We have made some fabulous flights over this winter period. Spring is just around the corner and we are now looking forward to a new ballooning season in this wonderful area.

Whether you are looking for that special gift, or simply wishing to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition our fully qualified pilots, crew and support staff are all here to ensure that you have a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Our gift vouchers make very special presents for any occasion, and are sure to raise a smile with everyone!

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December 2013


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