Greater Manchester (Macclesfield)


Launch Site Address

Four Oakes, Long Shoot Road
Lower Withington, Macclesfield

Greater Manchester Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

The famous Eccles cake was first made in this Greater Manchester town as far back as 1793, when they were sold in a shop owned by a baker called James Birch. The sweet, flaky pastry treat is now exported and sold all over the world.


Enjoy the experience of a lifetime on a Greater Manchester hot air balloon ride.

Find the world at your feet as both beautiful rural views and, with the right wind, city skylines could come into view from our launch site near Macclesfield, just over the border into Cheshire.

Go up, up and away for stunning, seemingly endless 360 views as you see landmarks you know and love from a whole new perspective.

With the stunning Peak District to the East and the modern urban landscape of Manchester to the north, you're sure to enjoy views of both town and country as you drift up, up and away!

Our balloons launch from picturesque farmland in Lower Withington, just outside Macclesfield.

Whichever way the wind takes you, you can be sure of an unforgettable experience on our Greater Manchester hot air balloon adventure.


The launch site is a flat grass field to the north of the four oaks garden centre. Situated within a few kilometres from the Mark 2 Telescope in Lower Withington.

Travelling from Macclesfield on the A537 Chelford road, as you enter Chelford take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A535 signposted for Holmes Chapel.

Continue on this road for 2.5 miles and after passing the Highway Garage on your left, turn left onto Long Shoot Road. After 2oo meters, take the second gated entrance on the right into the Four Oaks car park.

From the M6, exit at Junction 18 onto the A54 Middlewich Road towards Holmes Chapel and continue on this road into the village. At the mini roundabouts, turn right and then turn left to continue straight through the Holmes Chapel and following the A535 towards Macclesfield. At the next roundabout take the second exit straight onto the A535. Continue on this road for just over 3 miles, and then turn right onto Long Shoot Road, just before the Highway Garage ahead on the right. After 2oo meters, take the second gated entrance on the right into the Four Oaks car park.

Your pilot and crew will meet you just inside the car park entrance.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 0115 822 4905 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Tom Hook

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