North Hill on the Radar


Date: 21st Sep 2019 10:30am-3:30pm
Historic military vehicles, displays in a Radar Station building, rations, walks and activities will help visitors discover the vital role North Hill played in World War II. Suitable for all the family. In World War II, North Hill was closed to civilians and brought under military control. It became one of country's five new tank training ranges for British, American and Canadian troops. Tucked down the coastal slopes lay a top secret Radar Station, one of 244 across the country and part of a coastal defensive chain to identify shipping and low flying aircraft. Follow the convoy of military vehicles at 10.30 from Minehead to North Hill, and discover more about this incredible period of history from displays at the Radar Station, and through guided walks of the training grounds across to Bossington Hill. There will also be tours or self-guided walks of the earlier archaeological landscape, from the Iron Age settlement at Bury Castle to the ruined medieval Burgundy Chapel. The event is suitable for all ages and free to attend, but donations are welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, which fundraises towards the upkeep of the National Park, and to the National Trust who own part of this site.

Exmoor National Park Authority

This event is brought to you by Exmoor National Park.

Location: SS95384748
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: Donations to CareMoor welcome
Contact: 01398 322289

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Dogs welcomeFree eventGreat for families

What you might see or experience

CoastGreat viewsHistoricMoorlandWildlifeWoodlands