Cheshire & Shropshire

  • A Fabulous Sunrise Flight!
  • Flying High Above The Clouds!

Cheshire & Shropshire hot air balloon rides from three carefully selected private venues:


Flying from our Crocky Trail launch site close to Chester allows us spectacular views not only of the Roman city itself, but also the distant hills and mountains of north Wales. Looking towards the north-west you will see the Irish Sea and the River Dee. Of course, to the north is the Wirral, the Mersey and Liverpool itself – where we can usually pick out the landmarks of the Cathedrals, Albert Dock and the Liver Building.

Travelling time by car from either Manchester or Liverpool is rarely more than 45 minutes. Even Anglesey is only 90 minutes away!

  • Unrivalled Views!
  • Take Off!

Nantwich & Crewe

Moving a little further inland, our second Cheshire launch site is just south of Nantwich at The Boar’s Head public house. This is a fantastic venue where you can enjoy a drink and a meal before setting off on your hot air balloon flight!

Flying over this region of Cheshire, you will really appreciate the county’s rural heritage, whether in its hundreds of dairy farms or its beautiful half-timbered market towns such as Nantwich.

This launch site is just ten minutes from the M6, and within easy reach of Nantwich, Crewe and popular attractions such as Bridgemere Garden World and Audlem village.

  • Harvest Time Flying!
  • The Crew Preparing The Balloon For Take Off

Whitchurch in Shropshire

Finally, and just across the border into Shropshire, we have our launch site close to Whitchurch. Located just to the south of the town, and well sign-posted from the main roads,  Alderford Lake is a beautiful private venue close to the A41 Whitchurch by-pass. Launching from the lakeside, this is a stunning location that also offers facilities such as refreshments and loos! It makes a relaxing spot for those friends or family who may not be flying or following the balloons.

Whitchurch, as Nantwich, is an ancient market town, and as such is well connected to the surrounding areas by an established road network. This makes navigation a simple task, whether travelling from Chester to the north, Shrewsbury to the south, or even Wrexham and Wales to the west.

The venue we fly from on any given day is determined by the wind direction, and deciding which of our launch sites will give us the best flight. Balloons cannot be steered! Consequently, passengers need to attend whichever of these venues that we determine to use – please click the button below for more details.

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