Our local pilot who used to provide flights in his delightful small basket is unfortunately no longer flying commercially – he still does sport flying as he is a multiple British champion.
In his absence the only providers of balloon flights in the area are Virgin who fly in larger balloons.
However, look at the pictures below of the fantastic area seen from the air and try a glider flight instead. The gliders take off from the top of the Long Mynd and more information can be found at http://www.midlandgliding.club/first-flight/ A standard first flight of 20 minutes flying costs £95, or a premium with 40 minutes flying is £145. Everything is obviously weather dependent, but it is sometimes possible to turn up and go.