West of Cambridge lies Bourn, the perfect spot to start your hot air balloon ride over Cambridgeshire.
Bourn Airfield is home to the Rural Flying Corps fleet of Cessna aircraft. Steeped in history, this popular flying club dates back to World War II where it was used as a base for heavy bombers.
Hop into a basket at this incredible historic site and begin your flying adventure as you float across the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Experience breath-taking bird’s-eye views over this historic city. Depending on which direction the wind takes your adventure, you can take in sites like Kings College Chapel and Cambridge University Library, not mention the breath-taking Fitzwilliam Museum.
You could even see the River Cam and wave to those floating in the chauffeured punts. Appreciate the beauty of Eastern England as you take in views over the city and the rolling countryside beyond.
For a once-in-a-lifetime thing to do in Cambridge, a hot air balloon ride is a must.
Bourn Airfield is just eight miles west of Cambridge.
Access is only from Broadway, where the north west gated entrance will have the Virgin Balloon Flights banner attached.
If the gate is open, enter the airfield, bearing left on the runway for about a quarter of a mile and park on the left by the demountable buildings.
If the gates are locked, please park up and wait for the pilot or one of his crew.
When you have entered the airfield and parked, head over to the balloon trailer.
Once the balloon has launched, the main gate will be locked so any vehicles wishing to leave the site following the launch must have done so by then.