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Lake District Helicopter Tours

Cumbria, Lancashire
Rated Based On 6 Reviews

  • Departing Carnforth or Carlisle areas
  • A 30-minute Lake District tour
  • Fly over stunning waters & hills
  • Operated by executive Bell helicopters


What's Included

  • A sightseeing flight in a jet powered helicopter
  • Flights are taken in either a Bell Jet Ranger (4 seater) or Bell Long Ranger (6 seater)
  • 30 minute flight over the Lake District
  • Landmarks and sights include the historic Belle Isle, Storrs Hall, Bowness, Lake Windermere, Furness Fells and Ambleside
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Plenty of opportunity for photographs
  • You will form part of a group of between 4-6 people

What Can I Expect

One of the best ways to do a Lake District tour has to be by helicopter, with the chance to see the water and the mountains, as well as the towns and villages around the wonderful Lake Windermere from the air.

The Lake District is one of the most popular tourist areas of the UK. In summer, roads can get saturated and the towns are teeming with people. With these helicopter voyages you'll be avoiding all the hassle on the ground and getting the very best views of this, one of the most celebrated and picturesque parts of the country.

We are offering two different flight paths for you on these Lake District helicopter tours. Take off from Kirkbride Airfield just east of Carlisle and you'll tour the Lakes from the north. Depart from Greenlands Farm helipad near Carnforth and you'll head up from the south side.

Greenlands Farm Village is a working dairy farm, family activity and visitor centre at Tewitfield, ideally placed for exploring the Lake District by heli. Within seconds of taking off, you'll be able to start picking out all those sights. It's a similar story over at Kirkbride, with the South Solway Nature Reserve right beneath you as you take off, as you head south in the direction of Windermere.

Both tours are 30 minutes long. There are fascinating manmade and natural sights whichever way you go. During your helicopter tour you might see the delightful hamlet of Newby Bridge, just at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. You could pass by the likes of Storrs Hall, the impressive Grade II Georgian lakeside mansion that's now a four star hotel. Then there are Bowness, Ambleside and Furness Fells - including Coniston Old Man, the highest summit at 803m.

One thing is certain, it'll be the most panoramic flight path you can imagine, as you look down from the chopper to watch the waters of the lake ripple beneath you. Book your seat now on a Lake District tour by helicopter - and in fact, why not treat someone you love and book two places in the heli?


  • Selected dates between April and October
  • Dates and flight times are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Cumbria  Kirkbride Airfield
  • Lancashire  Greenlands Farm Village

Suitable For

  • Minimum age six
  • Under 12s must be accompanied by a participating adult
  • Maximum height 6ft 6ins
  • Weight restrictions: maximum 15 stone*  please see anything else section


  • Spectators are welcome and may take photographs

Anything Else

  • Flying activities have maximum weights (per seat) to ensure health and safety along with the comfort of fellow passenger
  • You must enter passenger/participant weight at the time of booking an experience. If weight varies between the time of initial booking and date of flight experience it remains the responsibility of the customer to update their individual weight via their online account prior to flight
  • All passengers will be weighed before flight and if disparity exists between weight disclosed and actual weight (within reason), the passenger may be illegible to fly

Pleasure Flights (Helicopter)

  • Group size of One – Max 15 Stone (95kg)
  • Group size of Two – Max 30 Stone (190kg)
  • Group size of Three – Max 43 Stone (273kg)
  • Group size of Four – Max 56 Stone (355kg)
  • Group size of Five – Max 66 Stone (420kg)
  • Group size of Six - Max 76 Stone (485kg) 
  • Please note that the maximum weight limit for the Co Pilot Seat on a helicopter pleasure flight varies depending on aircraft and other operational considerations
  • If as a party of one you weigh in excess of 15 stone, you may still be able to fly however you will need to purchase an additional seat. This seat will either have to remain unoccupied or can be occupied by an individual as long as the combined total as listed above is not exceeded
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4 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4
Total Reviews: 6

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  based on 6 reviews

Rating: 4 stars
N Haycock
Great day and amazing views of the Southern Lake District. The flight was very well organised and t...
Rating: 4 stars
Allen Coulter
flight was slightly shorter than described, although I didn't opt for the front seat upgrade I thin...
Rating: 4 stars
Glenn Studholme
It was a really good experience but shorter than I expected.
Rating: 4 stars
Susan Birch
Excellent experience - shame the flight didn't last longer. Cream Tea just finished it off nicely
Rating: 4 stars
john moor
perfect weather and trip over the lakes was magical
Rating: 4 stars
John Whitrick
The flight was most enjoyable. However, being seated in the middle at the rear of the aircraft, my ...