From boosting fitness, to improving mental wellbeing – and even helping us in our social lives, walking and hiking offers all kinds of tangible benefits and there is no better location to enjoy this popular past time than Ireland. The Castle has created several experiences for unforgettable outdoor experiences and our team is happy to help.
A picturesque location on the Dorset and Somerset border set amongst lush green valleys and wooded hills. The town was founded by the Saxons, with a wealth of history still apparent today along with independent shops selling antiques and fine art, which the town is well known for. With a flight from Sherborne you can see many medieval buildings still standing in the town, along with the Abbey, the famous historic Sherborne Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh and views of unspoilt heathland, the river Store and the Blackmore Vale. Balloon rides in Sherborne, Dorset, meet at The Folke Golf Centre.
This is one of England’s oldest and highest towns with a history dating back to medieval times and a wealth of tradition. The town was much loved by Thomas Hardy and is used in some of his novels. A balloon ride in Shaftesbury can include views of the town's famous steep cobbled Gold Hill used in the Hovis bread advertisements, rolling countryside, the breath-taking views of the Blackmore Vale, the Fovant badges and across to the West Wiltshire Downs. Balloon rides from Shaftesbury meet at The Udder Farm Shop.
Hot air balloons are flown first thing in the morning and last thing in the early evening during daylight hours from spring to autumn and sometimes, throughout the day in the winter, subject to weather and suitable ground conditions.
Distance: 21 miles
Journey Time: 38 minutes
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