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Twyford Wood

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52°47'58"-00°35'38" show decimal

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Twyford Wood
Kesteven Forest, near Colsterworth, Lincolnshire

The woods were planted on what used to be a WWII airfield, which still retains a derelict control tower and wide runways.

Filming took place around the small roads to the north-east of the main runways, within the forest not far from the car park.

How to get here:

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Road: A1 - Take the A1 to Colsterworth, then at the roundabout head east onto the A151. The woods car park is signposted on the right. +

Parking Details

woods car park

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot "Junction 1"dot

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Photograph taken: 21st May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 13/14 May 1989
The Brigadier is driving through the forest ...

 

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Photograph taken: 21st May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (3)
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Filmed: 13/14 May 1989
... but is spotted by Morgaine's troops

 

Additional Notes:

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This road leads down from the car park at the woods entrance.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot "Junction 3"dot

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Photograph taken: 21st May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 13 May 1989
The TARDIS has materlalised near Lake Vortigern.

 

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Photograph taken: 21st May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (1)
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Filmed: 13 May 1989
Warmsley's land rover arrives where the Doctor and Ace are waiting.

Battlefield (1)
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Filmed: 13 May 1989
The Knights fight near to the TARDIS.

 

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Photograph taken: 21st May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (1)
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Battlefield (1)
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Filmed: 13 May 1989
Bambera drives past some "hitchhikers".

 

Additional Notes:

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Continuing south from "1" above, turn left at the junction and follow the road round to the right. At the next junction take the right-hand road leading further south and this then arrives at the junction.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot "Junction 4"dot

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Photograph taken: 21st July 2005 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (1)
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Battlefield (1)
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Filmed: 13 May 1989
The Knights fight near to the TARDIS.

 

Additional Notes:

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Taking the west road from "3", this then leads to the conifers at this next junction.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot "Junction 5"dot

Photo

Photograph taken: 21st May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 13/14 May 1989
Two Knights stand in the path of the Brigadier's land rover.

 

Additional Notes:

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Taking the north road from "4", this leads to an open area and then the tree line at the road at this junction.

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To get back to "1", continue north and then turn right at the next junction, and then left back onto the original road.

Other nearby locations:

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Hambleton (Battlefield). Road: Turn left out of the car park, then head south along the A1 towards Stamford at the roundabout. Exit at the junction with the B668 and head towards Oakham. When you reach the roundabout at the town, take the first exit and then the first exit again at the next roundabout (A606). The next right leads to Hambleton. Parking roadside

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Castle Cement Quarry (Battlefield). Road: Turn left out of the car park, then head south along the A1 towards Stamford at the roundabout. Exit at the junction with the A6121 (Stamford/Ketton). Head southwest towards Ketton and the works are very visible from the road! Head past the works and then turn right onto a road that takes you up to the works entrance. Parking roadside

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Wothorpe Towers (Battlefield). Road: Turn left out of the car park, then head south along the A1 towards Stamford at the roundabout. Exit at the junction with the A43/A16 for Wothorpe. Head southwest towards Collyweston and Duddington, and there is a left hand turn a couple of hundred yards along from the A1, leading to a nursery and some houses. Parking roadside by houses

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Barnsdale (Battlefield): 9.54 miles.

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Hambleton Ridge (Battlefield): 10.06 miles.

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Hambleton Woods (Battlefield): 10.61 miles.

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Hambleton Old Hall (Battlefield): 10.68 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Forestry Commission - Twyford Woods

Related Stories

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Battlefield [13-14 May 1989]: TARDIS lands in the forest near Lake Vortigern

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