East Sussex (Wadhurst)


Launch Site Address

East Sussex

East Sussex Hot Air Balloon Ride (Wadhurst)

Fun & Interesting Facts

Wadhurst was probably named after an Anglo-Saxon tribe called the Wada, who first cleared the forests and settled there 1,500 years ago.


An unforgettable experience awaits when you go up, up and away on our spectacular East Sussex hot air balloon ride.

Launching from the pretty market town of Wadhurst, enjoy stunning views in every direction as you drift almost silently across beautiful countryside.

On a clear day, enjoy views as far as Bewl Water and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the east.

Or the wind might you north towards the historic and beautiful Royal Tunbridge Wells, or west over miles of unspoilt countryside.

To the far south lies the small town of Battle, which was the site of the historic Battle Of Hastings in 1066. On a very clear day with the right wind, see if you can spot it from the air.

The adventure of a lifetime awaits when you take to the skies for an East Sussex hot air balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights.


The post code for the meeting place for this launch site is TN5 6LA.

From Tunbridge Wells, take the A267 to Frant. Go through Frant and turn left onto the B2099 towards Wadhurst and Ticehurst. Take the first right turning, signposted Partridge Lane.

From Lamberhurst, from the A21 take the B2100 to Wadhurst. At Wadhurst take the B2099 towards Frant. Go through Wadhurst and past the railway station, taking the second left after the railway bridge, signposted Partridge Lane. Stay on Partridge Lane and go past Earlye Farm, turning right through the first gated entrance about 500 yards down the road.

This is the launch site and parking is through the gate, where you will find your balloon crew.

Passenger Flight Information Line

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

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Damon Bridger

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