Balloon Flights Worcestershire
Hot Air Balloon Flights in Worcestershire from Worcester and Evesham
Set in The Midlands, the county of Worcestershire makes a fascinating destination for a balloon ride. Worcester Race Course is a popular take off site for hot air balloon rides in Worcestershire. Located on the banks of the River Severn it has been used for horse racing since 1718. Rising up from the racecourse you are treated to wonderful views of the twelfth century old Cathedral, the county cricket ground, as well as the ancient and beautiful spires of the old city. To the south west of the city is the site of the Battle of Worcester. Here in 1651 Charles II was defeated in his effort to regain the throne before fleeing to France. Further by a few miles is the eight mile long ridge of the Malvern Hills rising majestically in the distance. The agriculture in the county varies from orchards to dairy farms, from sheep to fields of wheat; it really is a most varied and traditional landscape, representing an age old English countryside. For balloon flights from Worcester contact Wickers World who fly their hot air balloons from Worcester Racecourse and other nearby balloon take off sites
To the south of the county is Evesham nestling on the northern edge of the rolling Cotswold Hills. The old market town of Evesham is at the heart of the famous horticultural Vale of Evesham - the fruit and vegetable basket of England, a rural landscape and beautifully captured from the air on a balloon ride. Starting at Evesham is the Blossom Trail which threads itself through scenic, historic villages, including Fladbury, The Lenches and around the impressive Bredon Hill, close to Elmley Castle.