Between the 12-15 September it will be the Heritage Open Days, when buildings of historical interest open the doors, (sometimes for the only time in the year), and welcome you in. This year, on Whitsand Bay will be a first; the Whitsand Bay Fort Holiday Park will be hosting a weekend of Hidden Heritage.
The Bay has three forts that are working buildings, one for the Ministry of Defence at Tregantle
the second, at the other end of the bay, a wedding venue at Polhawn,
and third, laying between the other two, the Whitsand Holiday Park.
Although not as visually obvious as the other two forts, in the way of bricks and mortar, the holiday park does have a family restaurant and bar housed in the 1890 underground officers mess and every Sunday morning, in the season, has guided tours of the fort. Originally known as Whitsand Bay Battery it was one of the forts constructed to defend the Western approach to Plymouth and today the hooks ups for camping are along the dry moat, meaning they are hidden away from the road.
So on the 14/15th September you will be able to access underground tunnels and a heritage trail and see military and classic vehicles. You can watch the Sealed Knot re-enact, well, what they re-enact; maybe a history camp with some military tactics thrown in. There will also be vintage stalls, book signings, entertainment and music.
So, I tell you what I will do, how about I pop along, have a wander around, have a go at everything and share with you my findings. That way I can reveal to you exactly what the sealed knot re-enacted and what those tunnels are hiding. Mind you I will have to be dragged away from the vintage stalls.