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Thorney Island is a peninsula which juts out into Chichester Harbour, driving a wedge between the Emsworth Channel and Thorney Channel.
Thorney Island is best known for its military airbase, but before the airbase was built there was a small but thriving village here.
Stunningly wild spot a mile from the Rhinog Mountains.
There’s also pony trekking and an orienteering course nearby. Nantcol Waterfalls, Cefn Uchaf, Llanbed, Gwynedd (01341 241209).And so it was that hundreds of years of the history of the small village of West Thorney came to an abrupt, if not permanent, standstill.With a war in the offing the judgement of the men from the ministry proved sound.Thorney Island was well used by the RAF in the second world war.Bombing raids on German ports and shipping, reconnaissance flights and coastal patrol operations all took off from Thorney during the war.