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RAF Friston – Spitfires and Spies

Join us on this guided walk to learn about the history of RAF Friston and how it grew from an emergency airstrip into a front-line fighter station during WW2.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Starting from Crowlink car park, we will walk to the site of the RAF memorial in the middle of what used to be RAF Friston. On the route, we mention the history of Gayles Place before reaching the site of the old airfield and hearing about some of the brave men and women who were based here and flew the iconic Spitfires that still fly over this beautiful landscape. Imagine the aerial battles that went on overhead as well as incoming doodlebugs!

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Prices

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All £5.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Suitable for children aged 12+ accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Meet at the National Trust Crowlink Car Park, where our friendly guides will greet you. Please have your booking confirmation ready to show.

What to bring and wear

The weather can be extreme on the Seven Sisters so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Ensure you bring water and sunscreen. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead.

Accessibility

The walk is over uneven terrain with steep inclines. There are stiles and grazing animals along the walk.

Other

The walk lasts approximately 3 hours and is suitable for the moderately fit.

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