The RAF Harrowbeer Interest Group are happy to take groups on guided walks of the airfield at weekends, Bank Holidays and on Summer evenings. These must be booked in advance by emailing us on the usual address, (see contact page). We also give occasional 'public' walks and these are advertised in advance via posters and the local press. We will normally open the Dispersal Bay for visitors on these occasions and by prior arrangement, Michael Hayes will open the RAF Harrowbeer Archive's Museum in Knightstone Tea Rooms.
About the walk
The walk is a leisurely stroll around the Airfield's remains, during which we tell the story of how RAF Harrowbeer came into being and recounting some of the exploits of the Squadrons stationed there. We explain what all the building bases were used for using archive pictures whenever possible. Anecdotes about the lives and deeds of the Station's personnel are recalled to make this an entertaining and informative afternoon's walk.
The full walk takes about three hours from start to finish and we try to start [the afternoon walk] promptly at 1pm so please give yourselves plenty of time to park and get ready. There is usually an opportunity to sit down about half-way round when we get to the Bomb Store (at Pound). Please bring a drink and/or something to eat if you wish. We normally start and finish at Knightstone Tea Rooms where there is amble (free) car parking both in the Tea Rooms' car park and outside on the Moor. Please keep the Tea Rooms' car park free for their customers where possible.
What to wear?
Recommended clothing will of course depend on the weather, and you should prepare as for any walk on the moors. Generally though, as long as you have comfortable footwear (which obviously needs to be waterproof in bad weather) and showerproof clothing, you will be fine. Rain/snow doesn't usually deter us either, if you want to walk, so do we!
Before and after!
If you are having lunch at the Tea Rooms prior to going on the walk, please let them know when you order. We usually try to end the walk in plenty of time for a reviving cup of tea and cake, or a delicious cream tea!
Our Volunteers give up their time freely to do these walks and whilst we do not make a charge we would appreciate a donation to the RAF Harrowbeer Interest Group funds to allow us to continue to help preserve the Airfield's remains for future generations.