Historic Monmouth, located in south Wales is the birthplace of King Henry V and is home to a magnificent collection of Britain’s greatest naval hero, Horatio Lord Nelson’s material.
King Henry V was born in Monmouth Castle in 1387, and went on to defeat the French at Agincourt. Locally he was renowned for his ability to keep the peace with the warring Owain Glendower who sought to gain control over the Welsh Marches.
Nelson, visited Monmouth twice and praised the townsfolk for their loyalty to the King. Monmouth’s setting is ideal for a scenic balloon flight, the beautiful Brecon Beacons to the west and the stunning Severn Estuary to the south could both be spotted on your flight depending on which way the wind decides to take you on your airborne adventure.
Monmouth launch site:-
The post code for the meeting point for this launch site is NP25 3AX.
From the A40 follow the signs for A466 Hereford Road. Following signs to Hereford you will go through traffic lights on a crossroads heading out of Monmouth.
Take the first left Osbaston Road, following signs to the cemetery.
At the bottom of the hill before the school you will see a green iron bridge on your left. Drive over the bridge to Vauxhall playing fields, park immediately on the right after the bridge and the balloon team will meet you there.