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Rawcliffe Country Park (Back-Up Site)

Launch Site Address

Rawcliffe Country Park, Shipton Road
York
YO30 5YA

Rawcliffe Country Park (Back-Up Site)

About

If conditions are not suitable to fly at your chosen location, in some cases our pilot is able to move the flight to one of our back-up sites.

Hooray! This means your flight is still going ahead and in this instance from Rawcliffe Country Park.

Rawcliffe Country Park is one of our back-up sites for Leeds, Harrogate (Ripley Castle) and York.

With its incredible woodland and wildlife, it’s easy to see why this beautiful park has been awarded a Green Flag each year since 2009.

From awesome cycling tracks to the unique climbing boulder, this is the ideal place for finding your sense of adventure and enjoying the great outdoors.

The wonderful parkland is of course best appreciated from above, making this an ideal place to launch, before floating around beautiful York.

Rawcliffe Park is also conveniently located next to one of the main park and rides in York.

Directions

Following the Ring Road A1237 on the north side of York, at the roundabout with the A19 take the exit off the roundabout following the signs for the Park and Ride.

At the mini roundabout take the first exit and then at the next, take the third exit into Car Park A (please do not park in any other car park). The walking access to the launch site is next to the adventure playground.

Meet in the car park near the adventure play ground where you will be given a parking permit depending on the time of day.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01904238545 to confirm the status of your flight.

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