Walks - Waltham Down
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Waltham Down, Upwaltham, West Sussex.

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This walk takes you to a high point of 255 metres and is 2.9 miles long. There are several footpaths so I recommend taking a map with you, preferably an electronic one with GPS. There is a memorial to the crew of the Lancaster bomber DV382 who lost their lives in a plane crash on 13 February 1944 during World War 2 near the top of the hill. You can usually find somewhere to park your car at the start position (GPS 50.91604, -0.66032 - OS: SU942138) shown by a red flag on the map.
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Landuse and natural features water woodland heath farmland peak Waterway features stream Highways General highway attributes unclassified road service road service=driveway steps track  bridleway  footpath cycling permitted path Amenities car park   Leisure facilities garden   Tourist facilities viewpoint Other features building=* administrative boundary parish/community border cutline minor power line  gate pole  hedge

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Waltham Down Locality

NR Nature Reserve
Length 2.9 miles Highest point: +255m Lowest point: +105m Elevation gain: +140m Elevation loss: -130m
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The Memorial says: This is the site where a Lancaster Bomber DV382 617 Dambuster Squadron crashed on 13 February 1944 with the loss of life of all the crew. Suggitt, William R. Squadron Leader DFC RCAF Davidson, Norman J. Flying Officer RCAF Gordon, John I. Pilot Officer DFC, RAAF Dempster, John McBride. Flying Officer DFM RCAF Hall, Sydney G. Flying Officer RAAF Pulford, John. Flight Sergeant DFM RAF Riches, John P. Flight Sergeant RAFVR Lloyd, Thomas W. Squadron Leader DSO RAF Stranger, when passing, remember if it was not for heroes like these, we would not be here today.