On this longer walking trail, you’ll start by visiting Lincoln’s RAF graves at Newport Cemetery and the buildings that housed Lincoln’s World War I hospital, making your way downhill through Lincoln Arboretum. You’ll then pass through the city centre before strolling along the picturesque Fossdyke Canal to the West Common, which was once a World War I airfield. Climbing up the Common, you will return to the Cathedral Quarter via Burton Road, passing a bomber crash site and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
***Update Tuesday 13th June: Wing 11 has been damaged and is currently off trail until it has been repaired and replaced. The wing’s question is: multiply the number of cylinders by the number of wings by the number of machine guns on a Sopwith Camel.***
12 Voices including the history and successes of the Sopwith Camel - the highest scoring fighter of World War I (which took its name from the hump over the two machine guns in front of the pilot) as well as the Battle of Britain and Lincoln resident Graham Hingley who served in the RAF in the 1950s and 1960s.