The picturesque Ribble Valley offers superb views over the Lancashire countryside.
Central to the landscape is historic Pendle Hill, (famous for witches!) as well as Longridge Fell, the Trough of Bowland, the market town of Clitheroe and Pendle Hill, as well as longer distance views out towards the coast and the Lake District.
The temperature when flying is similar as when on the ground so dress according to the season, remembering that you’ll be outside.
Covered flat shoes be worn, and walking boots or trainers are ideal. Open toed shoes, sandals and high heels are not suitable, and you should wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, as take off and landings take place on fields.
You’re welcome to bring cameras with you, and you’ll be able to leave your other belongings in our retrieve vehicle that will follow the balloon throughout the flight.
Hot air ballooning is not a very physical activity, but you will need to be fit enough to climb in and out of the basket, stand for an hour and to be able to hold onto the rope handles and bend knees for landing.
You will not be able to fly during pregnancy.
The whole experience, from pickup and return to our meeting point takes about 4 hours. This includes travelling to the launch site in our vehicle, safety briefing, , setting up and inflating the balloon, approximately one hours flight and celebration drink on landing, packing the balloon away before travelling back to our original meeting point.
Pendle & Cumbria Balloons
Generally we meet for Ribble Valley Lancashire Flights at The Bluebird Bridge Inn, nr Preston BB2 7LE, but this will be confirmed when you call our flightline the night before your flight is scheduled.