Heritage Open Day: Guided walk of Gibbet Hill

Join a guided walk and discover more about the ground-breaking Second World War navigational radar system based at Gibbet Hill in Hindhead, as well as the tragic story of the plane crash at the site, in which 31 people lost their lives.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

In the Second World War, Gibbet Hill at Hindhead Commons was the site of a ground-breaking navigational radar system. Tragically, just before the end of the war was declared in Europe, a transporter plane crashed into one of the four masts and 31 people lost their lives. An archaeological project is underway to tell the story of the radar station, RAF Gibbet Hill, and to commemorate those who lost their lives.

As part of Heritage Open Days, join us on Saturday 10 September for a guided walk at 10am or 2pm to discover more about this little-known story and find out about the archaeological project.

The basics

Meeting point
At the Visitor Den.

Contact Info

Name
Hindhead Team
Email
surreyhills@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 800 1895

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Heritage Open Day: Guided walk of Gibbet Hill

Sat 10 Sep 2022
10:00-11:00
Join a guided walk and discover more about the ground-breaking Second World War navigational radar system based at Gibbet Hill in Hindhead, as well as the tragic story of the plane crash at the site, in which 31 people lost their lives.