Ashdown Park (back up site)

Alternative Launch Site

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Launch Site Address

Ashdown Park Hotel, Wych Cross
Nr Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5JR

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Sussex Hot Air Balloon Ride


Embark on a magical journey with our hot air balloon rides from Ashdown Park Hotel in East Grinstead. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Sussex countryside as you float gently above.

What You Could See

  • Ashdown Forest: Soar over the forest that inspired A.A. Milne’s "Winnie the Pooh".
  • The South Downs: Catch glimpses of the rolling hills and chalk cliffs of this iconic national park.
  • East Grinstead: View the historic town with its medieval and Tudor architecture, including Sackville College and St. Swithun’s Church.
  • Country Estates: Spot grand manors like Hammerwood Park.
  • Scenic Landscapes: Enjoy sweeping vistas of fields, lakes, and rivers.

Please park in the main car park where the balloon team will meet you. The take off site is a short walk from here once all passengers have arrived.


Heading South on the A22 from East Grinstead, after approximately 5 miles you will find yourself at a staggered crossroads with traffic lights. Turn left here onto Colemans Hatch road signposted for Hartfield, and with brown tourist signs for the Ashdown Park Hotel. After half a mile, you will pass the 'Deliveries' entrance and the next turning right will take you into the hotel.

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Please call 01483 663055 to confirm the status of your flight.

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