Launch Site Address

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, French Lane
Baddington, Nantwich

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Nantwich Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Half the population was made homeless by the Great Fire Of Nantwich, started accidentally by a brewer in December 1583. The fire burned for 20 days and destroyed 150 houses, inns and other buildings. Queen Elizabeth I was so affected by the event that she ordered a nationwide collection of funds to rebuild Nantwich and herself donated £1,000 – not far off half a million pounds in today’s money.


Take to the skies for an unforgettable Cheshire hot air balloon ride and marvel at this beautiful county from on high.

Experience the airborne adventure of a lifetime as you go up, up and away from Hack Green Secret Bunker, just a short distance from the pretty market town of Nantwich with stunning views whichever direction the wind takes you.

Surrounded by glorious countryside, enjoy breath-taking vistas stretching out to the horizon as you drift majestically through the air in our iconic big red balloon.

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker is one of the UK’s most secret former defence sites, which played a central role in the country’s defence for almost 60 years.

To the north lies the dramatic Jacobean mansion Dorfold Hall, while you can also keep an eye out for the picturesque Shropshire Union Canal dotted with brightly coloured narrowboats.

Make memories to last forever when you hop on board a magnificent Cheshire hot air balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights.


From the M6, exit at Junction 16 and take the A500 towards Nantwich. Continue on this road and at the fourth roundabout, continue straight again, signposted for Whitchurch A530.

After approximately quarter of a mile, at the traffic lights turn left and at the next traffic lights continue straight onto the A530. Follow this road towards Whitchurch, turning right at the end of the road then taking the third left to stay on A530.

After approximtaley half a mile, turn left onto Coole Lane, signposted for Hack Green and marked with the brown tourist signs for Secret Bunker.

After one and a half miles, turn right onto French Lane, again marked with brown tourist signs for Secret Bunker. After approximately half a mile, the entrance to the Secret Bunker is on your left.

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Please call 01785 330510 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Olly Stallwood

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