Balloon Rides over Wiltshire

Wiltshire Hot Air Balloon RidesWiltshire, a rural county covering an area of 3,500 sq Km, is full of diversity with superb countryside, market towns, the famous chalk hill carvings of the white horses and plenty of ‘mystical forces’.  Wiltshire is also home to the famous World Heritage site of Stonehenge, an ancient stone circle of which the true meaning has been lost in the mists of time.  During the summer crop circles appear in the fields in the centre of Wiltshire’s numinous landscape and the county is also full of numerous ‘haunted houses’.

Balloon flights meet at various sites in South Wiltshire meet at Salisbury and the Larmer Tree Gardens. Salisbury is a traditional English cathedral city with medieval roots mixed with the vitality of modern life. The city boasts five rivers running through the town - Nadder, Ebble, Wylye, Bourne and Avon and is home to the world’s oldest working clock.

The stunning Larmer Tree Gardens, dating back to the 10th century is one of our most beautiful locations to take off from and offer a spectacular starting point from which to float over the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

 

Southampton, Totton, Wilton and Great Wishford are just along the A36 to our meeting points in and around Salisbury with Christchurch, Ringwood and the surrounding areas being conveniently linked by the A338.

Wiltshire Balloon Flight Information

A balloon flight in South Wiltshire offers stunning views of winding river valleys, ancient woodlands, numerous hamlets and Roman roads. On a clear day you can often see Salisbury Cathedral, which boasts the tallest spire in Britain and Salisbury Plain, a landscape full of rich archaeology and featured in artwork by Constable.  You may also see Stonehenge and the West Wiltshire Downs, The New Forest, The Solent and The Isle of Wight.

For balloon flights to the east of S.Wiltshire we recommend using Adventure Balloons.

Earlybird Voucher £99.00 Earlybird Voucher
Weekday Voucher £125.00 Weekday Voucher
Anytime Voucher £140.00 Anytime Voucher

Wiltshire Balloon Flight Meeting Locations

NB. Salisbury is surrounded predominantly by crop (corn) for several months of the year and as such, balloon flights can only fly out of Salisbury when the crops have been harvested.

5 Rivers Leisure Centre
Salisbury

  • Address: 5 Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3NR
  • Telephone: 01747 852456
  • OS Map Info: 184 (142 310)

In Hulse road, off the A345 Salisbury City Centre to Amesbury road. Meet outside of the leisure centre at the entrance to the car park.

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Codford St. Peter
Wiltshire

  • Address: Codford St. Peter, Village Recreation Field, Wiltshire, BA12 0PP
  • Telephone: N/A
  • OS Map Info: 184 (970 397)

Just off the A36 Warminster to Salisbury road, 7 miles southeast of Warminster. Meet at the recreation field.

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The Greyfisher Hungry Horse
Salisbury

  • Address: The Greyfisher Hungry Horse, Ayleswade Rd, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8DW
  • Telephone: 01722 327511
  • OS Map Info: 184 (144 290)

Just prior to the Avon river bridge on the left hand side of the dual carriageway as you enter Salisbury Centre from the south on the A354. We meet in the large car park adjacent to the beer garden.

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Sandy Balls Camping Park
Nr. Fordingbridge

  • Address: Sandy Balls Camping Park, Nr. Fordingbridge, Wiltshire, SP6 2JY
  • Telephone: 01425 653042
  • OS Map Info: 195 (169 146)

10 miles south of Salisbury, 1 mile east of Fordingbridge, at Goshill on the B3078. Meet in the reception car park.

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Larmer Tree
Salisbury

  • Address: Larmer Tree, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, SP5 5PT
  • OS Map Info: 184 (942 166)

Follow the brown Tourist Information signs, off the A30 at Ludwell and off the A354 Salisbury/Blandford road at a staggered junction half a mile South West of Cashmoor.

Approaching from Salisbury take the A354 Blandford road for approximately 17 miles (do not turn off to Tollard Royal). Keep on the A354 through Cashmoor, after half a mile at the junction, turn right. *After 900 mtrs turn left, through the tiny village of Newtown. The drive to Larmer Tree is on the right and marked with large green signs.

Approaching from the south via Blandford take the A354 Salisbury road for 9 miles. At the top of a hill you will approach a staggered junction, turn left and follow instructions from * above.

Approaching from the north via Shaftesbury take the A30 towards Salisbury at the Royal Chase Hotel roundabout. After about 5 miles you will be in Ludwell village, at the signed junction turn right. Follow the road to the top of the hill, at the junction turn left onto the B3081 towards Tollard Royal, take the second road to the right. The entrance to the Larmer Tree will be the second turning to the left after about 2 miles. Our meeting place is outside the big farm buildings on the right, half way up the drive.

Do not use sat nav for your final approach as this will lead you up a long muddy track with no exit.

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