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History of RAF Defford walk

A walk through Croome Park reveals the way in which RAF Defford changed the 18th century landscape created by Lancelot ”Capability” Brown. Along the way, there are stories of an extraordinary airfield waiting to be told.

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  • Admission applies

This secret airbase was where Radar was put into the aircraft of the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) and tested and developed to help win the war. Walking round the various points will give the walker an idea of the scale of the operation. Led by an RAF Defford Museum Volunteer telling stories of the various sites around the airfield and the grounds, the walk will take approximately 2 hours, starting and finishing at the museum with the opportunity to visit the museum afterwards.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

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All £5.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 The walk on 11 September is free due to it being Heritage Open Week

Meeting point

Visitor Centre by RAF Museum

What to bring and wear

This walk is on parkland which can be very muddy in wet weather - Please wear walking boots or wellingtons if wet.

Accessibility

This walk is on parkland which can be very muddy and therefore is not suitable for those with access needs.

Other

The walk is 2 hours in the open with no shelter should the weather be inclement. Please note, there is no access to the airfield

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Upcoming events

Event

Pages from Nature: Walk through the Pleasure Grounds 

Celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the publication of the 1824 guidebook to Croome, the Hortus Croomensis. Explore the views, scents and sounds of the garden at Croome using your own Hortus Croomensis booklet to guide you.

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on
23 Apr 2024 to 2 Mar 2025
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 313 other dates or times
Event

Guided Walk to Panorama Tower 

Join us for a 5 mile guided walk through the parkland to the Panorama Tower and enjoy fantastic panoramic views from the balcony before continuing back to the Visitor Centre.

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on
23 Apr to 8 Nov 2024
at
11:00 to 14:00
+ 6 other dates or times
Event

Robert Adam bookcases display 

New display of Robert Adam bookcases on loan from the V&A at Croome Court.

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on
23 Apr to 23 Dec 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 244 other dates or times
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Pages from Nature exhibition 

Pages from Nature is a 200-year anniversary exhibition celebrating the publication of William Dean’s Hortus Croomensis; a detailed record of the vast and varied plant collection at Croome in 1824.

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on
23 Apr 2024 to 2 Mar 2025
at
11:00 to 16:30
+ 311 other dates or times