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, parking is available in the market place, or head on up towards the Church and there is a large carpark opposite - all parking is free. There is a range of takeaways here as well. There is a cashpoint in Londis on the road in.


Lechlade, is the other main set of shops locally, also the nearest bank (Barclays) and cashpoint. Parking is either in the market place, along the road towards Burford, or in the car park just after the pedestrian crossing - all parking is free.


Head slightly further west to Cirencester for the main centre with everything from out of town chain-store shopping to town-centre independents.


Fuel is available at the local Shell petrol station a mile away.