Hot Air Balloon Rides Surrey
Hot Air Balloon Rides over Surrey from Guildford, Farnham and Godalming
Just a stones throw from London and easily accessed by the M3 and A3 is the county of Surrey. Characterised by the rolling chalk slopes of the North Downs, The Devils Punch Bowl, nearby Frensham Lakes and more trees than any other county in the country its proximity to London makes it a very popular choice.
Always a prosperous area there are buildings to see dating back to the Normans with the remains of William the Conqueror's Castle at Guildford, and the mediaeval castle at Farnham to mention but two. Large country houses abound and between Farnham and Guildford one notable example is Loseley House, an Elizabethan mansion that in more recent times gave birth to the Loseley Dairy Ice Cream.
The ecclesiastical landmarks range from the prominent Guildford Cathedral high up on Stag Hill to St Catherines Chapel next to the River Wey and Shalford Park just south of the town. The Pilgrims Way starts here on its route along the downs to Canterbury Cathedral.
Because it is such a small county and challenging to fly by hot air balloon you need several launch sites to ensure that you stay out of the very busy airspace around Gatwick to the south and Heathrow to the north.
So for balloon rides over Surrey contact Adventure Balloons who launch their colourful hot air balloons from town parks in the centre of Guildford, Godalming and Farnham. Or Southern Flight who offer balloon flights over Surrey from Wrecclesham just south of Farnham at the site of the original Surrey Cricket oval and other nearby locations.