Launch Site Address

Lower Hartwell Farm, Lower Hartwell

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Aylesbury Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Long running detective drama Midsomer Murders is filmed in Aylesbury and the surrounding villages. Thankfully real-life Buckinghamshire is a quieter but just as picturesque as the fictional county of Midsomer on TV.


An airborne adventure across the heart of Roald Dahl country awaits when you go up, up and away for an amazing Aylesbury hot air balloon ride.

Whichever way the wind takes you, enjoy stunning panoramic views across beautiful Buckinghamshire from the basket of our iconic big red balloon.

Leave all the stresses of real behind as you majestically fly higher and higher into the UK skies for the experience of a lifetime.

Miles of beautiful countryside stretches out in every direction, while to the south lies the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sitting on the west side of Hartwell House Spa, this launch site is a prime location for a day of beautiful relaxation!

With the right wind, you could find yourself flying over the home of Roald Dahl himself in the nearby village of Great Missenden, where the author wrote his universally loved children’s books.

No other experience compares to the exhilaration and relaxation you get when you fly on our Aylesbury hot air balloon.


Follow the A418 (Oxford Road) out of Aylesbury in a South West direction towards Haddenham and Thame.

After a sharp bend and the Bugle Horn Pub on the left, take the next right signposted towards Hartwell House and Lower Hartwell.

Follow the single-track lane and then a slight left at the fork signposted as a no-through road.

Continue down this road, past the Egyptian Well, until you come to a large group of farm buildings on your left before a sign that says Private Road for Whaddon Hill Farm.

Park here on the grass verge and the balloon crew will direct you to the field we will launch from.

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Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01234 867737 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Martin Collinson

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