Hot Air Balloon Flights In The Midlands & North West

Fly throughout the Midlands and the North West with Wickers World Ltd. This is one of the oldest hot air balloon companies in the UK, owned and operated by the same family for almost 30 years - they must be doing something right!

  • Hot Air Balloon Rides in Derbyshire

    From Near Chatsworth House, Within The Peak Park

    Balloon Rides Derbyshire

    Flights over Derbyshire take place from within the Peak District National Park starting from either Rowsley, near Chatsworth or Tissington Hall, near Ashbourne. Both locations provide exceptional launch sites to ensure a truly unique experience from the moment we hit the skies. Drifting over the dales and valleys, the farms, villages and miles of dry stone walls retain a centuries old charm in our modern age.

    The launch site near Rowsley is just a short distance from Chatsworth House and close to the River Derwent. Situated about halfway between Matlock and Bakewell, Rowsley is ideally located for those of you who may wish to enjoy a day in the Peak District.

    A few miles north of the historic market town of Ashbourne lies the village of Tissington. This privately owned hamlet is part of the Tissington Estate. The Hall, which was built by Francis FitzHerbert in 1609 is still occupied by the FitzHerbert family today.

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  • Hot Air Balloon Rides in Cheshire & Shropshire

    Chester, Nantwich, Whitchurch

    Balloon Rides in Cheshire & Shropshire

    Rural Cheshire is today a most pleasant and much sought after place to live. There are more fine 18th and 19th century country houses in Cheshire than in any other English county, and it is said that more millionaires live in the county than in any other in the United Kingdom!

    From our launch sites close to Chester, Nantwich and Whitchurch your hot air balloon flight may take you over Beeston Castle, the Peckforton Hills or perhaps Hawkstone Park. One thing that you are almost certain to see are cows - and plenty of them! Cheshire is the largest producer of milk in the UK, and the dairy farms cover the landscape - a fabulous sight to see from the air.

    Depending on where the day's flight is scheduled to launch from, you may catch a glimpse of the Jodrell Bank radio telescope, or alternatively the balloon may gently glide over the border and into Wales. Then you can truly say that you flew to another country on your balloon flight!

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  • Hot Air Balloon Rides in Staffordshire

    Stafford

    Balloon Rides in Staffordshire

    Our relationship with Shugborough Hall near Stafford goes back more than 25 years, and in that time more than 50,000 passengers have flown with us! Flights from Shugborough often carry the balloon north east towards Uttoxeter, Ashbourne and Derbyshire. Equally, the breeze may take us across Blithfield Reservoir or down towards Lichfield where we can see the famous three-spired Cathedral.

    Further to the north, we have our second launch site at Trenham Gardens. This is a magnificent setting, and part of the hugely successful Trentham Estate, which incorporates a high quality range of retail outlets and restaurants in addition to the beautifully restored Italian Gardens. On the edge of the Estate you will find the wonderful Monkey Forest - a unique treat for the whole family - where we also occasionally launch the balloons (without monkey help!).

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  • Hot Air Balloon Rides in Worcestershire

    From Evesham And Worcester

    Balloon Rides Over Worcestershire

    Our balloon flights in Worcestershire begin from one of three venues: Worcester Racecourse in the heart of the city, Top Barn Farm Activity Centre just a few miles to the north, or The Wood Norton Hotel which is close to Evesham.

    Once airborne, the horizon to the west is always dominated by the wonderful Malvern Hills. Of course, the Cotswold Hills lie to the south, and on a clear day we can often see the Severn Estuary in the far distance. Worcestershire itself is a beautiful an varied county over which to fly, with a mixture of arable and livestock farming lending a timeless grace to the countryside - a real favourite of ours and a perfect example of traditional English landscape.

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  • Hot Air Balloon Rides in Warwickshire

    From Warwick And Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Balloon Rides Over Warwickshire

    Flights from Stratford-upon-Avon launch from the race course on the south west edge of the town. You are often treated to a spectacular birds-eye view of Stratford itself, a favourite destination for tourists, with its many half-timbered buildings and Shakespearian history.

    Famous for its castle, Warwick is again a popular venue for visitors to the region. Should the winds carry the balloon towards the castle, you may have the benefit of looking down upon the tourists who have climbed endless steps to reach the top of the battlements! As we float with ease and grace across the landscape, you can simply relax and take in the spectacular views.

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  • Hot Air Balloon Rides in Herefordshire

    Ledbury

    Balloon Rides in Herefordshire

    Our Herefordshire launch site is one of England's most beautiful castles. Home to the Hervey-Bathurst family and set against the Malvern Hillis, Eastnor Castle is surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake. As the balloon gently rises and begins to drift you will see the Malvern Hills, known as "The Backbone of Herefordshire and Worcestershire". Rising to over 1500 feet, and stretching almost 20 miles in length, the hills offer unparallel views and energetic climbs.

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  • Hot Air Balloon Rides in Gloucestershire

    From Cheltenham And Stow-On-The-Wold

    Balloon Rides Over Gloucestershire

    Our launch site in Gloucestershire is at Moreton-in-Marsh. This beautiful market town is set amongst the Cotswold Hills and flights from here offer the most spectacular views of this stunning landscape. As we fly over the hills and fields, we may see other well-known local villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden and Broadway. We have back-up launch sites close to Moreton-in-Marsh, just in case the wind direction on the day is unsuitable to launch from this venue.

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