Fun & Interesting Facts
Chartley Moss National Nature Reserve is the largest example of a floating peat bog, also known as a ‘schwingmoor’ or ‘quaking bog’, in the UK. One of the rarest types of natural habitat, what looks like solid ground from afar (or above) is in fact a three-metre raft of peat floating on top of a 13-metre deep lake. It’s so dangerous to walk around that you’re not allowed access without a permit or specialist guide.
Go up, up and away for a truly stunning airborne adventure when you hop on board for a wonderful Staffordshire hot air balloon ride.
Nestling on the edge of Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stafford is the obvious choice for the most memorable balloon flight over this beautiful county.
Travelling wherever the wind takes you, every single balloon ride is unique and an experience never to be forgotten.
As you drift majestically and almost silently towards the skies, breath-taking views stretching out in every direction await you.
Keep an eye out for landmarks such as the National Trust’s picturesque Shugborough Estate, or Stafford Castle if you travel over the town itself.
To the south, with the right wind you might spot the dramatic Lichfield Cathedral – the only one in the UK with three spires.
No other flying experience compares to a magnificent Staffordshire hot air balloon ride adventure with Virgin Balloon Flights.