Launch Site Address

Sweeney Hall, Morda
SY10 9EU

Oswestry Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Old Oswestry Hillfort is at least 2,000 years old and dates back to the Iron Age. It is said to have been the birthplace of Queen Ganhumara - better known as Queen Guinevere of the King Arthur legends. Oswestry-born poet Wilfred Owen also completed his army training there during the World War I.


Find the stunning countryside of north Shropshire at your feet as you go up, up and away on a majestic Oswestry hot air balloon ride.

Take to the skies in our iconic big red balloon for a truly unforgettable airborne experience.

With breath-taking panoramas of some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside, you will enjoy the experience of a lifetime with Virgin Balloon Flights.

Launching from Sweeney Hall in the village of Morda, just a few miles from the England/Wales border, you could easily find yourself looking out at glorious Welsh landscapes.

With the right wind, you could enjoy glorious views towards Gyrn Moelfre mountain of the beautiful Llanymynech Rocks nature reserve.

To the north lies the pretty market town of Oswestry itself and the dramatic Chirk Aqueduct, cutting across the valley from England to Wales.

No other flying experience compares to the majesty and exhilaration of an Oswestry hot air balloon experience with Virgin Balloon Flights.


Travelling along the A5, at the Mile End Roundabout just outside Oswestry, take the A483 signposted Welshpool. After 1.5 miles, take the third turning on the left into Sweeney Hall.

Leave vehicles parked in front of Sweeney Hall and the team will be setting up on the large field in front of the hall.

Passenger Flight Information Line

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

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Dominic Bareford

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