5,4,3,2,1, FIRE!




Now (2016)

Just in land from the Needles on the Isle of Wight at High Down was an important UK rocket test site, during the 1950s and 1960s. All the 22 Black Knight rockets that were fired and both stages of the 4 Black Arrow rockets were brought to the site for test firing before being dispatched to the Woomera range in Australia for launch. Concrete walkways with the foundations of 2 static testing sites remain on the headland today. To visit it’s a 20-minute uphill walk from the car park at Alum bay amusement park.



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