From Lechlade

Take the road to Fairford and turn left at the Shell Petrol Station. As you enter Whelford, look for a left-turning on the first (left-hand) bend, drive down the road following the signs.

From Cirencester

As you enter Fairford, take the first right at the crossroads. Follow this road out of Fairford, past the airbase entrance and into Whelford. Continue to the t-junction and turn left. Almost immediately on your right is the turning, drive down the road following the signs.

From Kempsford

Leave Kempsford heading towards Whelford. Drive along the base road and enter Whelford, continue until the road bends left on your right is the turning, drive down the road following the signs.

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Official Routes

Traffic during the airshow is carefully managed and local roads may be closed or one-way at different times of day. The main changes are that roads close to RAF Fairford are likely to be one way only letting people in during the morning and out in the evening, (normally Sat & Sun only). It is best to try and avoid these peak times when arriving / leaving the campsite. Generally the roads are clearest for a couple of hours around midday, or after 7pm when most traffic has left. Fairford Airshow Camping at Whelford is at the end of the red route in Whelford. We will update this information as we receive it.

If you are at all uncertain, please do check travel instructions on the RIAT website:

Places to visit locally


The closest shops are in Fairford, with a range of shops, small supermarkets, cafes pubs and takeaways. There is a cashpoint in Londis. Parking is free.


Lechlade has a range of independent shops, plus Budgens, Co op fuel station, both with cash points, butcher, bakery & pharmacy. Parking is free.


Head slightly further west to Cirencester for the main centre with everything from large supermaket stores, high street shopping and lots of independents.


The nearest is a Shell petrol station a mile away. Some gas bottles are available to exchange here. There are other fuel stations at Highworth and Lechlade.