Hot Air Balloon Rides in Essex

Balloon Flights Over Essex

Balloon flight over farmers at work in Essex wheat fieldsUndulating countryside, ancient woodlands
and rolling wheat fields cover a large proportion of Essex. Despite it's many towns, on a balloon flight over Essex it will appear a very rural county with many picturesque villages and market towns. The rich and contrasting architecture of Essex has been influenced by the Romans, Saxons and Normans.

Because of it's geography, balloon operators need a variety of sites to make sure that your flight will not get your feet wet. For balloon flights from take off sites in Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester, Kelvedon, Brentwood and Billericay contact local Essex balloon operator Countryside Balloons

Picture of Castle Pleshey Essex from a balloon basket Evidence of Roman roads linking the old
towns of Chelmsford, Colchester, Braintree, Brentwood and Kelvedon can still be seen when taking a ride in a hot air balloon. The medieval village of Pleshey still shows the
moat and castle mound long after the castle materials were used to build the old village.

Aerial picture of Castle Hedingham Essex by Balloon

Essex has one of the longest coastlines in England with 350 miles of saltings, estuaries and coastal villages. There are many treasures to be found with quiet cliff top walks and seductive coves sheltered from weather and hidden from view.

Aerial view of Northey Island from a hot air balloon ride

The Essex coastline has always been a favorite for smugglers and Vikings. In 991AD the Battle of Maldon took place on the shores of the River Blackwater where the Anglo-Saxons led by Earl Byrhtnoth bravely made their stand against the invading Vikings. This is thought to have taken place near the causeway of Northey Island now owned and managed by the National Trust.

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