Buckinghamshire Balloon Flights
Hot Air Balloon Rides Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire is one of the longest counties in England , its southern boundary nudges the River Thames near Marlow and its most northerly town is Olney. After his famous invasion of England, William the Conqueror took over most of the manors in Buckinghamshire for his family's personal hunting use.
Aylesbury was made the County Town of Buckinghamshire by Henry the Eight who at the time almost owned a third of the county! Not far from Aylesbury is the village of Great Missenden whoose pub the Black Horse has been a hot air balloonists meeting point since the revival of hot air ballooning in the 1970's. This is a take off site for European Balloons who provide hot-air balloon rides over Buckinghamshire from Great Missenden and also from Aylesbury
Slightly to the North of the mid-point of the county is the major new town of Milton Keynes . Developed from 1967, Milton Keynes now has a population of more than 220,000 with a vibrant shopping centre featuring some of the largest department stores in the UK .
Willen Lake is the centre for watersports in Milton Keynes , with windsurfing, power boating, water skiing and many other activities. Nearby is the balloon flight take off site for Champagne Flights who provide hot-air balloon rides over the Milton Keynes area. The city with its open green spaces, lakes, and millions of maturing trees and landscaping, looks unlike most other cities in the UK. The cityscape includes views of the Xscape (formally the Snowdrome) The National Bowl, The Peace Pagoda, The Grand Union Canal, Gulliver’s Land, MK Stadium – home of the Dons and maybe you’ll be able to look down on those famous concrete cows or see nearby Bletchley Park, the secret coding centre of World War II. To the east on your balloon ride you may drift near the Grand Union Canal, float over the Brickhills, sail at treetop height over the wooded hills of Aspley Heath or climb to look down on the spectacular sight of Woburn Village, and Woburn Abbey & Safari Park.