Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wreck Running: B29 Superfortress 'Over Exposed'

There are numerous aircraft wrecks out on the moors of Bleaklow and Kinder Scout, many are hard to find and quite often there isn't much to see. However, there is one aircraft wreck which has literally hundreds of pieces left strewn over the peat moorland. Wanting an easy run out I decided to take the quickest way to this wreck by driving to the summit of the Snake Pass. From there it is only about 3km away, and once you find the trig point at Higher Shelf Stones you are quite close. This is what you can expect to see if you want to venture out onto Bleaklow and find the wreckage of the B29 Superfortress:

View from Snake Pass summit
Path on the way up to Higher Shelf Stones
Looking over towards Kinder Scout
Higher Shelf Stones trig point, with Glossop way below
The B29 aircraft wreck
Memorial plaque at the wreckage site
Running along Crooked Clough
If you are interested in learning more about the history of plane wrecks in the Peak District this is a good site to start:

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