Airfield Camp Netheravon Track

Airfield Camp Netheravon



Type: Cinder (no longer exists - grassed over), 440y, 6 lanes, 6 lane straight

Ceremonial County: Wiltshire

NUTS Name: Netheravon

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OS National Grid Reference: SU 168496
National Grid Reference: 416800, 149600

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Other Info:
The track is listed in the AW 1956 and 1962 lists of cinder tracks. The base was used by the RAF until 1962/63 after which it was taken over by the Army and then became known as Airfield Camp Netheravon. After the RAF moved out an attempt was made to establish a Southern Command Sports Centre at the site. However, the station was too remote and prone to high winds to make a success of the project. The track was grassed over in 1967 and was situated in front of the old control tower (which is still there) on the South Field of the grass airfield. One of the runways runs over the land which was occupied by the back straight of the track. The outline of the track is still easily detectable today and 3 throwing circles are still in place. The position of two runways inside the top bend, the steeplechase water jump and the HJ fan are all detectable. There is a website on the history of the base which is still used by the Army.

Last update: 07/07/2001

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