Balloon Rides Take off site No. 5

Newland Hall, Bishops Stortford Road, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4LH

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Close to the county town of Chelmsford and its 15th century cathedral, this is a pretty site for a hot air balloon ride take off. The moated Hall date back to the mid 15th century but with Norman origins which predate the existing structure. Surrounded by 100 acres of woodland this creates ideal protection from the wind as the hot air balloon is inflated for launch. It is also a popular venue for weddings.

On a south westerly breeze from this site your hot air balloon ride over the Essex countryside might land near beautiful Terling Place or a little further on this direction is the formal Tudor walled garden of Cressing Temple and the Temple Barns two of the finest remaining in Europe, built by the Knights Templar in the 13th Century. Whatever, a feast of aerial views await you on balloon rides over Chelmsford and beyond.

Balloon ride passengers viewing Chelmsford from the air

Or perhaps you will move south east towards the Notley's as our hot air balloon ride drifts down towards Rivenhall and beyond. Great Notley, White Notley and Black Notley, three very different villages – if you are lucky you may float close to all three. With this area being central to Essex's crop belt combine harvester spotting during the summer months of July through to September should be easy.

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The hot air balloon castes a shadow over the A12 near Chelmsford

The hot air balloon castes a shadow over the A12 near Chelmsford

Aerial picture of Pleshey Castle taken from a balloon basket

Aerial picture of Pleshey Castle taken from a balloon basket

Aerial view and pictures of Terling Place near WItham Essex

Aerial view and pictures of Terling Place near WItham Essex

Aerial view and pictures of Temple Barns at Cressing

Aerial view and pictures of Temple Barns at Cressing

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