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Sutton Valence (Back-Up Site)

Launch Site Address

Great Oak Farm, Friday Street
East Sutton, Maidstone
ME17 3EA

Sutton Valence (Back-Up Site)

About

One of our back up launch sites for our Kent hot air balloon rides, your flight may be moved here on the day.

The pretty village of Sutton Valence is a lovely spot to begin your flight. We fly from Great Oak Farm, just a short drive outside Sutton Valence itself.

If your flight does get moved to here, beautiful countryside and rolling fields lie in almost every direction.

A northerly wind could bring such landmarks as the ruins of 12th century Sutton Valence Castle and the Ridge Golf Club into view, while to the south lies Headcorn with its remains of the famous Headcorn Oak tree at the foot of which, according to local tradition, King John to eat a lunch and watch bull baiting.

Directions

From Maidstone take the AA274 towards Sutton Valence and Headcorn, travelling through Sutton Valence itself. As you pass the Weald Of Kent golf course on your left, turn left onto East Sutton Road, signposted Ulcombe, East Sutton and Charlton Court. Take the very next road on the left and you will come to a triangle of grass in the middle of the street, where you need to take the right-hand fork onto Friday Street.

Great Oak Farm is approximately 600 yards down Friday Street on the left, with two wooden field gates at its entrance and directly opposite Stream Farm.

Passenger Flight Information Line

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

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