RAF Defford guided walk

The RAF Defford Walk booklet

Join our tour guide who will show you where during the Second World War, a substantial part of Croome Park was requisitioned for the building of a large military airfield, known as RAF Defford.

Join one of our guided RAF Walks  

The RAF Guided Walks will start at 11am, departing from the Visitor Centre and returning around 1pm.

These walks are very popular so booking is essential - tickets available at reception or phone 01905 371006 (please note numbers limited to 25)  Sturdy walking shoes are advised.

2019 Dates

Saturdays: April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14, Oct 12.

Tuesdays: Apr 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15.

Join our tour guide who will show you where during the Second World War, a substantial part of Croome Park was requisitioned for the building of a large military airfield, known as RAF Defford.

This walk highlights points of interest in Croome’s park that relate to the top-secret airbase which was home to Airborne Radar testing and development during the Second World War and the early years of the Cold War. The walk takes in key points of interest around the park including views across the airfield and the crash site of a Wellington bomber.  

Retrace their steps with our walks booklet

The footsteps of wartime personnel are followed in a RAF Defford walks booklet (£2.50 available from reception).  Discover for yourself where the secret Second World War airbase once stood on a 2.8 mile walk around the park .

Purchase a copy of the RAF Defford Walk booklet
The RAF Defford Walk booklet
Purchase a copy of the RAF Defford Walk booklet