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GREENHAM HISTORY WALK 4th May - PM

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Greenham Common Control Tower

Burys Bank Road

Greenham

RG19 8BZ

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Immerse yourself in the history of the airfield during the Cold War. Take a walk from the Tower with our guide taking in some of the key installations including:

  • The Control Tower – with its exhibitions and observation deck

  • The old runway – including the original tarmac at the taxiway crossover point

  • The chemical decontamination suite on the business park (outside only)

  • The fire plane used for fire training

  • The Ground Launched Cruise Missile Alert and Maintenance Area (outside only )

  • Womens’ Peace Camp’s Blue Gate

This is the a preview free walk prior to the launch of our summer series. The walk is 3 miles and takes approx. 2.5 hours. We will meet by the porch of the Control Tower.

Although this won’t be a route march you must be reasonably fit to keep up with the group. Please wear sensible clothing and footwear, since some of the terrain is uneven. Make sure that you also bring water to drink, sunhats, sun cream, rainwear, according to the weather. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead so as not to disturb other walkers. Walkers join at their own risk. No unaccompanied minors. If you wish to leave early please tell the Leader. Please do not tip the guide, please add to a donation box in the tower instead.

We will notify by email about any changes in the event of bad weather

Cafe at tower open 9.30 to 3.45

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Greenham Common Control Tower

Burys Bank Road

Greenham

RG19 8BZ

United Kingdom

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