Merseyside includes some of
the most densely populated areas of the UK.
The county town (city) of Merseyside is Liverpool,
one of the most famous cities in the world
and the "European Capital of Culture, 2008".
Merseyside extends both sides of the River
Mersey, including Birkenhead (south of the
river) and Liverpool and its many suburbs
(north of the river).
Take-off and landing sites with sufficient
space and good access are essential for hot
air balloon rides. There are many suitable
locations in Merseyside, including fields,
playing fields, parks (there are several beautiful
country parks such as Croxteth, Halewood,
and Pex Hill), and even arable fields after
crops have been harvested and there is only
Tethered Balloons are also popular at large
outdoor events as for publicity/adverising
The places in Merseyside listed on the left
are links to pages about places from which
you may fly, or fly over, in a hot air balloon.
This would be subject to availability of suitable
take-off areas, weather conditions, and all
other safety requirements. (You might not
see the coast too
close-up as a safe landing will be a priority
for your flight provider: Safety is paramount.)
If you decide to experience the thrill of
hot air ballooning yourself, we wish you a
Don't worry, this balloon wasn't
dangerously low. We're sure the passengers
had a "bird's eye" view of the town