Nothing quite captures the beauty and serenity of the Hope Valley than to view the entire countryside by air. What seems amazing down below is even more spectacular from up above!
View the contours of the land and see just how this magnificent area was shaped by magma from volcanic eruptions and then carved into shape by the last ice age. Imagine the prehistoric ocean that lay where the green valley now sprawls beneath you.
Deep gorges and valleys snake through the land and in places the lush greenery looks like a blanket that has been thrown over a sleeping body. The peaks of Mam Tor and Kinder Scout break through the clouds like islands floating in a white sea. It really is a spectacular sight that brings home the wonders of nature like nothing else.
You’ve a range of flying experiences in the Hope Valley to choose from, from ballooning to gliding, helicopter flights to pleasure flights. There are a few companies offering balloon flights over Hope Valley or the surrounding area; Virgin Balloons and Wickers World Balloon Flights in Rowsley and Tissington Hall. Balloon experiences in the Hope Valley make lovely romantic surprises and are a peaceful and leisurely way to experience the views below.
For hang-gliding or para-gliding in Hope Valley you do need experience. Contact the Derbyshire Soaring Club to find out about temporary members’ passes and the best places to glide from.
Helicopter Flights over Hope Valley can be a thrilling experience as you hover over the tops of mountains and soar down into valleys like a giant bird of prey. There are several companies that offer pleasure flights over the Peak District such as Peak District Helicopters, Derbyshire Helicopter Flights and Pennine Helis.