Launching from the oldest rugby club in Devon, a hot air balloon ride over Tiverton provides a fabulous way to see this beautiful area from a completely new perspective from anything up to 5,000 feet.
Tiverton sits on a confluence of the River Exe and the River Lowman and its name literally means ‘the town on two fords’.
Once airborne, look out from your balloon basket and see if you can spot Cranmore Castle, an Iron Age hill fort standing atop Exeter Hill above the town. Above the banks of the River Exe on a cliffside also stands Tiverton Castle, now remains of a former castle comprising ruined perimeter walls, towers and buildings from various periods.
If the wind carries you in an easterly direction, Ilminster and Shaftesbury might come into view.
Looking north you could see Exmoor National Park whilst to the south can be found Dartmoor National Park and Exmouth.
Cameras at the ready, as this is one area that provides some of the most captivating landscape panoramas.
Take the A3126 Bolham Road south from the A361 Tiverton by-pass. Drive over the first roundabout and past East Devon College.
The entrance to Tiverton Rugby Club is signposted on the right hand side before the next roundabout.
Please park in the Rugby Club car park and await the balloon pilot and crew, who will meet you there.