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Bath Newbridge (Back-Up Site)

Launch Site Address

Newbridge Park & Ride, Newbridge Road
Bath
Somerset
BA1 3NB

Bath Newbridge (Back-Up Site)

About

Our back-up launch site for Bath, your flight may be moved here on the day.

With so many historic monuments, picturesque views and Roman remains, you never know what you might see when soaring over the ground near Bath.

The hot air balloon launch site is in the small village of Newton Saint Loe, which is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest, close to the River Avon. The bodies of mammoths and horses have been found in the area.

Nearby Carrs Woodland is a beautiful local nature reserve, with broad-leaved woodland, limestone pasture and a brook.

As you soar through the sky, you will see breathtaking views across the countryside but with such close proximity to Bath, your hot air balloon flight will offer you a unique perspective of the Roman city.

Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath has some of the finest architectural sights in Europe.

You may find your balloon drifting over the bustling city of Bristol, with possible views of the awe-inspiring Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge.

Soar over the many picturesque villages and stunning countryside on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Midsomer Norton and Radstoke both enjoy a history stretching back to the Iron Age.

Eastwards from Bath, the historic Kennet and Avon Canal travels through the beautiful Limpley Stoke Valley.

Once you are back on the ground, the nearby pub, The Globe, will offer you a chance to contemplate all the amazing sights you have just seen.

Oozing with rural charm, the pub has been offering refreshments for more than 300 years and guests are welcome to sit back and relax.

Directions

The post code for the meeting point for this launch site is BA1 3NB.

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From the centre of Bath, follow the A4 West towards Bristol. After two miles, you will see signs for the Park & Ride and at the traffic lights, turn right into the car park.

Coming from Bristol along the A4, take the slip road on the left signposted for Newbridge and the Park & Ride, then turn left at the traffic lights into the car park.

Please park here, then leave the car park on foot back to the main road. Turn right at the main road and walk over the bridge over the River Avon.

You will see the balloon crew in the first field on your right. Please proceed approximately 150 yards ahead to the gated entrance.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01225 435505 to confirm the status of your flight.

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