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Love going there to bycycle down the runways. Went there today with daughter and granchildren. Paid homage to the Control Tower. Sureal to realise it was all built before any of us were born.

Chris T, 7/Aug/2016

Saw Bee Orchids for the first time in the wood today alongside one of the runways. Beautiful.

Anonymous, 25/Jun/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Been there a few times. Never found the control tower. Where exactly is it. Is it among the woodland or at one end of a runway?

Simon , 3/Jul/2015

It is close to one of the runways.

Forestry Commission Response

This is a site of historical importance.It is whwhere the pathfinders took off from on the days leading to d-day.Nearby Beaumont Wood is where they camped.I think there should be some kind of memorial to these heroes.

David, 25/May/2015

There was also an iron age site within the wood, and there are several medieval wood banks. There were some trees planted in memory of personnel based there during WWII.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Just been for the first time after reading about the old airfield & we really did enjoy our visit (well worth the drive down from Barnsley).We loved seeing the old control tower & the runways which all makes for a very special atmosphere. I'm so glad that the forestry commission have kept the tower & runways & hope that they will be there for many years to come ? The forest is great & so peaceful & you can spend a full day just walking round & if you love the history side of things like me & my wife you will not be disappointed. So all in all a great place so good we cant wait to come back.

Karl , 22/Nov/2014
4 Stars 4 Stars

Had a lovely peaceful wander round the woods - amazed at the scale of the place & very intrigued by the sign mentioning 'known sinkholes'. How big and how many? And what has caused them? Is it anything to do with the bomb dump?

Fiona, 23/Sep/2014

There are far too many sinkholes to count. They are a geological feature, caused when the surface collapes into underground streams. They are not connected with any WWII activities.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

A wonderful place. A gem. I hope it remains unspoilt. A lovely walk in the grasp of nature with a wonderful historic feel. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

Russ, 15/Aug/2014
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