Here’s a way to view Devon’s scenery that we bet you haven’t considered – from the basket of a gliding balloon. South West Balloon Flights offer the chance to see one of the UK’s most scenic locations from a whole new perspective and experience the thrill of flying at the same time. Flight times last around 45 minutes, although as fliers are welcome to help set up the balloon and pack it away at the end the whole experience usually lasts for up to 4 hours.
Balloon flights are an exciting way to see some of the South West’s most recognised locations and (as if you won’t already feel swish enough) they can be made even more special with extras such as champagne to sip as you glide high above the world. No two journeys are ever the same as the route depends on the direction of the wind, but you’ll travel at least 8 miles during your flight, and you’ll have an experienced pilot to guide you on where to look and what to see below you.
Choose your collection point to suit you (meeting points are Tiverton, Exeter or Plymouth) and take to the air to appreciate the South West’s most famous landmarks. Flights run from March to November (weather permitting).