Bois des Huit Rues V 1 Rocket Site

Bois des Huit Rues V 1 Rocket Site

Bois des Huit Rues V 1 Rocket Site
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Leo_0031
NL211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
One of the best if not the best preserved V1 site in Northern France, situated 18 km East of the more famous and vast Coupole site and museum.
Don’t expect a museum, clean buildings or a guided tour. This is a historic V1 site hidden in the woods without any comfort track or for baby stroller accessibility.
When driving from Wallon-Cappel to Morbecque on the D138 you will find it right on the northern side of the road almost halfway in between these two villages. On both sides of the road there’s a large parking place. When parking on the south side please pay attention when crossing the road!
At the edge of the forest there’s a large info sign in French, English Dutch and German. In the adjacent “Forêt Domaniale de Nieppe” there’s a 2.2 km walk starting on a long straight concrete track. It will lead you around the site along several well preserved buildings and concrete ruins, most of them with a sign in 4 languages explaining their purposes in a few words. Among others you will find three ski-shaped storage buildings, a launch ramp and bunker, a preliminary assembly building, a workshop for rinsing the steam boiler and so on. Most striking moment to me was when standing next to the launch ramp aimed at London, trying to imagine those monsters leaving the ramp and causing chaos some 200 kilometer down the road. We have visited the Bois de Huits Rues several times now. Each time the wood and concrete look different. In wintertime the absence of leaves gives a better look upon the buildings while during summer green and ivy really take control over the place which creates a kind of “lost” atmosphere. After or during rainy times be sure to wear sturdy shoes since the ground can get quite muddy.
To have a look at a real V1 visit either La Coupole (Wizernes) or the Eperlecques Blockhaus. If you’re interested in an off-the-beaten-track walk and like to experience the feel of a real launch site, the Bois des Huits Rues site definitely is a must see.
Written November 19, 2014
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Robin M
Geelong, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
The main thing i want to put here is dont look at the spot that is shown with this google map on this page. It is wrong it is on the D138 road between bosch straete and D106. I wasted a lot of time following the map on this page. Just google V1 rocket site.Bois des Huit Rues
Written August 11, 2017
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2bobbits
Guildford, UK193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Great walk in the woods exploring the site, which was well labelled and easy to follow and access. Fascinating place, very peaceful despite the history. Bomb craters every where. I visited here because my great Uncles Lancaster targeted it in 1944. Highlight for me was to see a red squirrel in the wild for the first time.
Written June 14, 2015
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s b
Leicester, UK25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
This is a good place to stop at if driving as a break or picknic before returning to the channel tunnel
It is a lovely woodland walk with the bonus for those that are interested in ww2 history as there are several buildings hidden within which are a V1 launch site and are well preserved.There is a trail and concrete path,(of ww2 German construction) that goes around the wood,with information on the V1 and the wildlife that now lives in the concrete structures
I would recommend this as a stop off
Written May 13, 2018
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,814 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is one of many launching sites for the doodlebugs in WWII. It's a nice walk through a pathway in a forest to the site. I found this the least interesting of the WWII sites which litter the area, very little remains of the site
Written June 4, 2024
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chrisuHertford
Hertford, UK121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Great if you like abandoned and largely untouched ww2 sites. Definitely follow the instructions as posted by Robin M.

A group of us search out little known sites

Very overgrown now but that’s the point
Written June 15, 2022
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David M
London, UK832 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Beautiful woodland walk with fascinating historical structures dating back to the Nazi occupation of this area. The ramp in a field bordering the wood indicates the use of this site for the launch of V1 rockets destined for London. You can climb into many of these too making it much more interactive!
Written June 6, 2019
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MC
Eisenach, Germany62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
It took a while to find as it is well away from the road and you need to walk right through the forest to find the launching ramp itself. On doing this you will walk past the three storage bunkers still remaining and see the bomb craters and see how close they bombers were to their target.
Written November 8, 2018
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Colin D
23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
There are a number of still standing buildings from the war, but the area is very overgrown with sharp thorny bushes. Throughout the site, there are directional signs but it is not well signed and you can easily miss buildings. It appears that it is maintained by volunteers and I'm sure that they doing what they can, but the site is undergoing decay, and there is not a lot of information of the site beyond the sign at the parking lot.
Written July 3, 2016
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Pompeyjones
Sunbury-On-Thames, UK396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
Went here as part of a Leger battlefield tour.
It's worth seeing even though it's a bit of a walk around if you follow the trail.
Still a few buildings reman and there are information boards to tell you about the purpose of each building.
The actual launch ramp is not there but the blast wall still remains.
Worth having a look.
Written August 9, 2015
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