One of our back-up launch sites, your flight may be moved here on the day.
Graveley in Hertfordshire is built on what used to be known as the Great North Road, a former coaching route used by mail coaches between London, York and Edinburgh before 1857 when the Great Northern Railway was constructed thus ending the era of the stage coach.
The Great North Road features in Charles Dickens’ Pickwick papers and JB Priestley’s The Good Companions so what better way to get a good look at it than from the altogether new perspective of a hot air balloon!
With many pretty cottages and houses, three remaining inns which were former staging posts on the coach routes there is much to investigate in this small village.
If you fly south your balloon basket might drift over Stevenage, and if the will of the wind carries you in a westerly direction look out for Hitchin.