Our flight to Gatwick was cancelled so I spent the day peering at webcams all over the UK to see the status of the airfields. It’s great to see how many UK airfields have web cams showing the apron and the runway and even more so when you get to look at snow whilst sitting in sunny Spain. A couple of the cams were dark – either in the midst of a snowstorm or simply broken – but most of them showed blankets of snow across the landscape.

I took screenshots of each of the webcams, so you’ll see what I saw today. If you click through, you’ll get to the airfield site with the live webcam so you can see the current conditions.


Bembridge, Isle of Wight


Cotswold (Kemble)

Aboyne, Aberdeenshire


Glenforsa, Isle of Mull

Headcorn, Kent

Heathrow, London

Hollym, Withernsea


Kirkwall, Orkney Islands


Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Lydd, Kent

Milfield, Northumberland


Portmoak, Scotlandwell

Sherburn, Yorkshire

Shoreham, West Sussex

Shropshire, West Midlands

Sumburgh, Shetland Isles


Wellesbourne, Warwickshire

White Waltham, Berkshire

I’ve been sipping hot chocolate to warm myself just from looking at these webcams. Then I picked up my camera and went out to take photographs of the sun setting over the Spanish coast:

It’s a shame about the missed flight but I think I’ll live.

If you know of other airfield webcams that I’ve missed, leave them in the comments!