As we're in the middle of the beautiful countryside - we recommend giving the taxi firms a call with at least an hours notice.
- Shaftesbury (North). Use 01747 prefix;
Hilltop: 855555, Country Cars: 850950, Shaftesbury Taxis: 855009, Hansom Cabs: 852020
- Blandford (South). Use 01258 prefix;
Oakwood: 455555, Edwards: 860730
We have some beautiful places to see near us - so make a weekend of it and stay in a local B&B. Or you can camp over on the airfield under your wing!
Foxpath B&B: Just a few miles away with views of the airfield! Pick up if possible.
Park House Farm: Just up the road and in a lovely village with a great country pub.
Farnham Farmhouse: Ten minutes away on a farm where you can also enjoy natural therapies.
The Paddocks B&B: A walk (if you are good at hills!) away or short drive. Complete with a private garden.
The Retreat: In the centre of Shaftesbury to lots to walk to. Owners can collect from the airfield.
Number 16: In Shaftesbury so again lots to walk to within a reasonable distance.
Oakland B&B: Great for two travelers located in Shaftesbury with beautiful views.
Number 5: Located in the centre of Shaftesbury, only two minutes walk to Gold Hill.
Philip Moore (formerly of Air Defence Cleaning Services) is now up at Compton with his business
'That's Better'. Available for both resident and visiting pilot, he offers a wide range of services as outlined below, all recommended by the Compton team.
Prices start at just £65 for a wash on a single 2/4 seater aircraft or £75 for a twin.
Vacuum out of the interior £15.
All over polish is just £125 extra.
(APS) PTFE sealant polish starts from £250.
Rejuvenation and sealant polish starts from £375.
If your aircraft is in need of a respray then come and see Phil for a free demonstration of the rejuvenation service which could save you 1000's.
Phil will take care of your landing fee and even buy you lunch if you come in for any of the above! If you would like to book your aircraft in then please call Phil on 07511 017631.
Cycling: Free delivery of bikes for rent in Shaftesbury, ideal to explore the countryside.
Motorcycle Training: With 'Maverick Motorcycles'. CBT or advanced. Can collect from the airfield.
Horseriding: Tollard Park Riding School - just a few minutes away from the airfield.
Flying! You could treat your passenger, or yourself, to a flight in something a bit different.
Walking: There are some lovely walks that start from the airfield, and in an AONB.
Shaftesbury: A quaint market town with cafes, individual shops a lovely park walk and the famous Gold Hill.
Tollard Royal: A beautiful walk around the Larmer Tree Gardens, only 3.4 miles away from the Airfield.