Our Hot Air Balloon launch sites
We regularly fly from 3 distinct local areas.
Within these areas we have a number of launch sites which will give you the best possible flight over your local area. It is possible to request a preferred site but if the weather conditions are not suitable we may need to move to another site within that area.
The launch sites are easy to find and are all listed below with detailed maps and a What3Words reference showing the exact location of the meeting point.
If you have booked a Private flight, or an entire Group, this can be from one of our regular sites or a site to suit the occasion, i.e. a country house hotel lawn, wedding reception, local friendly farmer’s field or even your own back garden if it’s big enough!!
Bath: We have 2 launch sites in Bath, Royal Victoria Park, in central Bath next to the Royal crescent Map W3W: twig.entry.still and The Pumpkin Patch just off the Globe Inn Roundabout. Map W3W: senses.poets.shrimps
From these sites you can expect to see the famous Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor, the magnificent Mendip hills and the abundant wildlife of the Somerset levels. Views stretch out into the Bristol channel and down to the North Devon coastline.
From here you can expect to see the architectural beauty of the County towns many churches, the Wellington monument and many stunning National Trust properties such as Fyne court, Barrington court and Montacute house. Views extend down to the south coast, over the Quantock hills and across the south Somerset levels.
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What our customers say
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