High Wycombe (Great Missenden)


Launch Site Address

The Black Horse Pub, Aylesbury Road
Great Missenden
HP16 9AX

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High Wycombe Hot Air Balloon Ride (Great Missenden)

Fun & Interesting Facts

Other than Roald Dahl, over the years Great Missenden has been home to other such famous residents as musician Jamie Cullum, Treasure Island novelist Robert Louis Stevenson and two former UK prime ministers, Clement Attlee and Harold Wilson.


The skies of Buckinghamshire are the limit when you go up, up and away on a stunning High Wycombe hot air balloon ride.

Launching from the heart of the stunning Chiltern Hills, your airborne adventure in our iconic big red balloon begins at Great Missenden – home of the late, great children’s author Roald Dahl.

Whichever way the wind takes you, you will enjoy unforgettable views of some of England’s most beautiful landscapes.

Drifting majestically and serenely over miles of heath, common and farmland, our hot air balloon rides are an experience you will still be talking about for years to come.

Our launch site at The Black Horse pub has been home to hot air ballooning since the 1980s. In fact, it’s so famous for it that many locals simply call it ‘the hot air balloon pub’.

No other flying experience compares to the unique feelings of exhilaration and serenity you get from a High Wycombe hot air balloon adventure.


The Black Horse is situated on the north side of Great Missenden, just off the A413 between Amersham and Wendover and is clearly visible from the A413.

As you approach the pub, enter the car park on the right hand side and turn right into the gravelled section of the car park. If this car park is full, please drive carefully into the grass field and park on the right hand side, as close to the pub as possible.

Your hot air balloon crew will meet you in the parking area.

The pub can be busy during the summer months, so please park courteously.

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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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