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VISIT TO SMEATHARPE AIRFIELD, UPOTTERY – TUESDAY 23 July 2024 2.00 pm

Upottery Airfield Heritage Centre Cherry Hayes Farm, Smeatharpe, Slough Ln,, Honiton, United Kingdom

An opportunity to visit a local airfield with D Day connections in the anniversary year Upottery airfield, known locally as Smeatharpe, opened in February 1944 as a bomber airfield for the USAAF with three runways, two T2 hangars and a bomb dump. The first USAAF aircraft arrived 26 April 1944 and were Douglas C-47 transports. […]

GRADING OF WALKS

Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.