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    Default RAF Hartland Point and Cleave


    This site has yet to be done on here so I thought I would! Not an awful lot remains here but it is a rather spectacular bit of coast with lots of history, well worth a visit. Take a look at Nick Catford's site for a full description http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/...int/index.html


    Google earth view of the site, the bases of the old R8 technical block and associated buildings can be seen on the bottom right along with the access road up to site of the aerials



    Bases for the Type 13 Radar gantry







    WWII Air raid shelter



    Inside the shelter



    Former station building now used by the Coastguard



    The lighthouse with Lundy island in the background





    Whilst in the area I paid a quick visit to GCHQ Bude at the former site of RAF Cleave



    The Married quarters have recently been emptied and are currently up for disposal. They were put up for auction in London but did not reach the reserve, only attaining £1.2 million for 16 houses (£75,000 each, and by westcountry standards thats a steal!)




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    Looks cool, i hope the houses find a new use soon

    It's all over.

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    I've been camping down there in the past, should have got into exploring when I was younger got pissed in the pub as you come in a few times (think it's called the anchor). Interesting photo's
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    Thanks for reporting on this. :)

    As a post script I'd have to say that my enjoyment of your post was somewhat overshadowed by the potential fate of the married quarters, particularly with 2 million people on the waiting list for social housing. What a waste.
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    Thanks for the post, been meaning to have a nose up there for a while. Liked the pictures

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    Its a real shame as those houses are literally right next to the dishes and have a truly amazing view. Unfortunately I don't think most people would appreciate it. Also to top it, to look at, the houses look almost brand new as being MOD they have been very well looked after. Oh well, I'm sure some wealthy person will make a huge profit from them at some point, after all everyone needs second home for the summer holidays.

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