Runcorn, Merseyside

Merseyside is a densely populated coastal county, lots of people, spirit, humour, lots to see - from land and air.

Runcorn is an area of heavy industry located on the south side of the River Mersey, east of Liverpool. It is close to Widnes (which is on the north side of the River Mersey) as the two towns are joined by both road and railway bridges.

Due to the urban industrial character of most of Runcorn (there is a large Power Station here - hence many overhead electrical power lines), this is not an obvious area for Hot Air Balloon flights. However, about 30 mins drive away to the south is the Cheshire countryside and other suitable areas are also not far away. Leisure facilities in and around Runcorn include Norton Priory Museum and Gardens , Foxhill Arboretum (at Frodsham, south of Runcorn), and the museum and golf courses near Widnes.
Road access to Runcorn is either via the M56, then the A557, or from the M62 then south into Widnes along the A570, then over the bridge from Widnes into Runcorn. Access to Runcorn by rail is via mainline trains to Liverpool Lime Street Station as most services also call at Runcorn (about 10 minutes before reaching Liverpool if going north - or after leaving Liverpool if going south).

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