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Address: Buckland Monachorum, England
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Interesting Historically and a Beautiful Spot

Walk the dogs here after visiting the Veterinary. It's a lovely area to stroll around. At the same time musing about it's history as an RAF aerodrome during WW2. The cafe used to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
Michael F
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Princetown, United Kingdom
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Princetown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Walk the dogs here after visiting the Veterinary. It's a lovely area to stroll around. At the same time musing about it's history as an RAF aerodrome during WW2. The cafe used to be the Control Tower and has a small museum of interesting artifacts.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not only a great place to walk, there is history attached. Great to see what used to be a WW2 aero drone. No planes now but plenty of sheep, ponies and cattle. Well worth a visit.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

My drone flight over RAF Harrowbeer, ex RAF airfield from the Second World War, near the village of Yelverton, near Plymouth in Devon England

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

A great piece of open land to let the dog run free, but with a bit of history to, you can still make out the aerodrome and the bunkers where the planes parked up. Close to Yelverton lots of parking, I see their having a 1940's weekend event in September . There's a restaurant and hotel on the corner which... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

I was staying in meavy just down the road, and someone suggested I went here to walk my pup berry. The tearoom is a little dated and old fashioned but the service was excellent and the cream tea was enjoyed by both of us. I even had a history lesson whilst I was there as they have an authentic spitfire,... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

amazing piece of history and a very well maintained airstrip ,lovely for family picnics ,walking dogs etc

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Devon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2011

Interesting place a few hundred metres from Yelverton shops and church. Before you go look at the RAF Harrowbeer website via Google and also the excellent Google Earth pictures which show the layout and runways. This WWII fighter aerodrome was built hastily after the devastation of the Plymouth Blitz in a belated effort to protect the city and dockyard from... More 

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