Aircraft wrecks on Kinder and Bleaklow

Over 150 aircraft have crashed in the Peak District, mostly on the bleak moorland which the area is renowned for. Due to the remote nature of these places, most of the wreckage remains where it fell, waiting to be discovered by adventurous hill walkers with the navigational skill or good luck to find them.

Andrew McCloy has written an excellent blog over on the Mammut website, with photography by Mike Smith, which he's been kind enough to share with us.

Andrew and Don set out along the Pennine Way from the lay-by at Snake summit

Pennine Way

What’s left of the wreck of the B-29 Superfortress on Bleaklow What’s left of the wreck of the B-29 Superfortress on Bleaklow
Viewing the wreck of the B-29 Superfortress on Bleaklow Viewing the wreck of the B-29 Superfortress on Bleaklow
Andrew looks out past the wreckage of the two F86 Sabres over Kinder Scout, one of the many Peak District aircraft wrecks Andrew looks out past the wreckage of the two F86 Sabres over Kinder Scout, one of the many Peak District aircraft wrecks
Andrew looks over the wing of the B-24 Liberator, aircraft wrecks on Kinder and Bleaklow Andrew looks over the wing of the B-24 Liberator, aircraft wrecks on Kinder and Bleaklow
The trail of wreckage left by the two F86 Sabres on Kinder Scout The trail of wreckage left by the two F86 Sabres on Kinder Scout
Aircraft wreck site map B29 Super F Fortress (point B on map) B24 liberator (point D on map) Sabres (point C on map)

Full blog on the Mammut UK website

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Guide to all the air crash sites in the Dark Peak

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