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Thorpe Park Camp

Turn left off the car park and travel a short distance and turn left into the Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre. It is open on Sundays and Bank Holiday throughout the year and also on Wednesdays during July and August.   A small museum about the 617 Dambusters, Woodhall Spa Squadron, outside view the memorial propeller from the old site and a Lighting  XM192 aircraft. Before entering the several halls which houses the  exhibitions, take in the memorial garden. Once a year they hold 1940s weekend [2013 is 6-7th July] with a re-enactment, groups wearing period clothing and old war equipment with military vehicles.

Continue south on the B1192 towards Coningsby, turn left on the A153 and then right into Leangate, B1192 then turn left after short distance up, sandy lane.

High House Museum

High House Museum is in the grounds of the High House Caravan Park, spend time view the museum based on the first half of the 20th century from world war II and the blitz. It is well set out and it really does take you back in time. There are many exhibitions and old military vehicles, the most impressive being a army ambulance. With a bit luck you may see a free fly pass from the opposite side of the road which is the end of RAF Coningsby’s runway.

Lancaster Bomber

Lancaster Bomber

Thorpe Camp Propeller

Thorpe Camp Propeller

Thorpe Camp Lightning

Thorpe Camp Lightning

Britain Memorial Flight Museum

Leave the site, going with the same theme go back to the A153 turn left towards Coningsby and follow signs for the RAF Base and turn left onto Silver Street. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit Dogdyke Road and look to the left and enter the Visitors Centre of the Britain Memorial Flight Museum, and  park opposite free, there is  a gift shop with refreshments. Take the guided tour of the museum for a small fee and enjoy the unique experience which takes an hour. Their hangers house a Lancaster, 5 Spitfires, 2 Hurricanes, 2 Chipmunks and Douglas Dakota which are not always available to view, as they are operational and could be at displays or in the maintenance workshop.

Woodhall Spa

Continue journey towards Woodhall Spa and head south, turn right down Kirkby lane and left on the B1191, use the village car park just at the side is the memorial garden. Take a view then walk out, explore the village, its shops and interesting sites and have a cuppa in Janets tearoom, a fine experience inside. Back on the street turn left out of the tearoom until you reach the entrance to Pinewoods and Kinema in the Woods. Stroll around the woodland which has in the centre, one of the villages treasures. The Kinema cinema could be the smallest in the world so watch a film have an incredible experience. At the interval an organist pops up from the floor to play many a tune.

Kinema in the Woods

Kinema in the Woods

Woodhall Spa RAF Camp

Woodhall Spa RAF Camp

Woodhall Tower

Woodhall Tower

Continue to the next point of interest and go left out of the car park and at roundabout take the 3rd exit towards the Jubilee Park and have a walk around and also check out the caravan camp site. On the same road higher to the right you will see the Petworh Hotel which was requisitioned by the RAF for the 617 squadron in the last war. There are many places to view the full history of war time Woodhal Spa and its association with the RAF.

Other places on interest before leaving The Tower on the Moor, built in the 15th century  and cottage museum promoting local heritage.