Fernhurst, West Sussex


Launch Site Address

Fernhurst Recreation Ground, Fernhurst
West Sussex
GU27 3HY

Fernhurst Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Despite being the newest part of the UK to achieve national park status, the South Downs is the country’s most visited of them all, with 39 million visitors a year.


Adventure awaits as you take to the skies for a stunning West Sussex hot air balloon ride from the picturesque village of Fernhurst.

Breath-taking panoramic views of this glorious county will greet you as you go up, up and away in our iconic big red balloon.

Go wherever the wind takes you across rolling patchwork fields on the flying experience of a lifetime.

Keep an eye out for the beautiful South Down’s National Park or Ebernoe Common National Nature Reserve.

Take life higher on an airborne experience you will never forget with Virgin Balloon Flights - the UK's No.1 choice for a West Sussex hot air balloon ride.


Leave the A3 at the A333 for Hindhead. If travelling from Guildford, the A333 turn-off is seen immediately as you exit the Hindhead tunnel.

Continue into Hindhead and take the right hand turn onto the A287 towards Haslemere, followed by the A286 to Fernhurst. Upon entering Fernhurst on the A286, take the first left turn onto Hog Lane after the speed camera.

Pass the Red Lion pub and on the left hand side is the car park for the Fernhurst Recreation Ground. Please park up here and walk over to meet your balloon pilot and crew to check-in for your flight.

For Sat Nav users the postcode is GU27 3HY.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01524 230808 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Chris Aindow

Look forward to... floating on air exceptional views breath-taking heights going with the wind the world at your feet