On a cold day in mid-November Brother_Bear and I set off for a mooch around an abandoned airfield. The airfield and accommodation camp were build during World War Two as a satellite to the nearby Tain airfield.
A useful site for history is controltowers.co.uk. The Fearn page is here.
A lot of this site was in poor condition and being reclaimed by nature but we still found a lot of good stuff!
The main control tower in by the (still active) runway
It still has a lot of original features, for such as this toilet
The runway was built during the war but is still occasionally used today
A lot of the buildings in the airfield part have been sadly burnt out or are just emplty shells.
But some still have the remains of controls and wiring
A number of these strange underground building were cut into the ground
We then moved on to the accommodation camp section of the site
Some of which seemed to be in danger of collapsing
The decontamination unit, build in case of a gas attack on the camp. The inside was empty apart from some ripped clothing and old mattresses.
Various other building still has original features such as benches
and pegs for clothes
Then we came across this building.
We pushed through the various trees and shrubbery
The cold was forgotten when found these
These murals had been painted in the officers mess
And has survived all this time
Older ones had been here before but had been painted over
This was a brilliant site, but is sadly being reclaimed by nature.
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