Wirksworth (Back-Up Site)

Alternative Launch Site

This is an alternative location for our main bookable launch sites. For bookable launch sites, see suggestions below or search all locations.

Launch Site Address

The Racecourse, Hay Lane

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Wirksworth (Back-Up Site)


Wirksworth is one of our beautiful back-up launch sites for our hot air balloon rides in south Derbyshire. Your flight may be moved here on the day.

Further information about back-up sites and why and when they may be used can be found within the information sent with your balloon flight voucher.


From the A6 exit onto the B5035 Wirkworth Road, signposted Crich and South Wingfield.
Continue on this road for three miles then turn left onto St Helen's Lane, signposted Alport.
Follow the road for approximately half a mile and you will find yourself at the postcode for the launch site.
Uphill to your left will be two metal gates, with a small yard and a large metal barn inside to the right.
If the gates are open please drive into the gravel yard and park, where your pilot and crew will meet you.
If you arrive early and the gates are closed, please wait on the roadside for your crew to arrive.

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Please call 01158 224905 to confirm the status of your flight.

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