Laddingford (Back-Up Site)

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Darman Wood, Darman Lane
ME18 6BL

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Laddingford (Back-Up Site)


One of our Kent back-up launch sites, your flight may be moved here on the day.

Nestled half way between Maidstone and Tonbridge, a hot air balloon flight from Laddingford, Kent, starts out in this little hamlet just a stone’s throw away from the village of Yalding.

Heading skywards on your balloon ride over the Kentish countryside you’ll revel in the luscious greenery as the world turns below the basket. Rising above the launch site you’ll travel on the wind…

A south easterly wind will take you north west over the meandering River Medway towards a collection of woods including Moat, Milbay’s, Hale, Hook and Beech. Gliding south may take you out towards the villages of Rams Hill and Horsmonden and to your east side lays Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, to your west spans of countryside towards the town of Ashford.

Whichever way the wind blows, hot air ballooning in the county of Kent will deliver picture perfect moments and memories to last a lifetime. Climb on board a Virgin Balloon Flight from Laddingford, Kent.


From the North take the A228 towards Paddock Wood (B2160) & Tunbridge Wells (A228). From the South take the A228 to Maidstone. At the Hop Farm Country Park roundabout take the exit sign posted B2160 to Paddock Wood. After approximately a quarter of a mile turn left into Wagon Lane, this turning is directly opposite "Skelton Plant Hire". Go to the end of Wagon Lane and turn left towards Laddingford, which is Queen Street, this then changes into Darman Lane. After approximately 3 quarters of a mile, just before a small river, on the right hand side is the launch site and meeting point. This consists of a small car park with a Virgin Balloon Flights sign and a sign for "PWAC fishing".

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Please call 01233 221565 to confirm the status of your flight.

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