Peter Bargh

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September 18th, 2016

Bleaklow

My first trip with the Yorkshire Walking Group who arrange trips on Meet Up. The route was from Woodhead Tunnel, on the  Longdendale Trail past the Woodhead Reservoir then up to Clough Edge, on the Pennine Way to The Wain Stones (Kissing Stones) and Bleaklow Head, coming back down Middle Black Clough to the start.

 

 

 

 

March 19th, 2014

Doctor’s Gate

Doctor's Gate near Bleaklow

Walk with Nigel Darnborough to the Aircraft crash site near Higher Stones Shelf. This is on the descent with Doctor’s gate path in the background. A lovely sunny day, but the wind was quite ferocious.

September 9th, 2013

Higher Shelf Stones

Trig point higher stone shelf

It’s bleak on the moors…a trip out to Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones with a stop off at the crash site of the 16th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron’s  Boeing RB-29A

This was taken while we (Myself, Dave Ange and Jenny Horton) stopped for a very quick and very cold food break. Still arguably summer so I was surprised we got showered with hail stones!

 

 

 

 

May 3rd, 2010

Back in the hills

It’s been a while, but I’m now feeling good about climbing hills and venturing off the beaten tracks. Last week I took the day off and walked from the Strines Reservoir Car Park over to Derwent edge and did a round walk across the edge, downto Cutthroat Bridge and back over to the Strines Inn for a pint of the guest Ale. I think it’s about 6 miles. I wasn’t phased and the legs didn’t give in.

So yesterday I did what I’ve been meaning to do for several years and visited the crash site of the B-29 Superfortress on Higher Shelf Stones, nr Bleaklow. It’s not too difficult to get to, but is very exposed, and, despite it being May, we hit a short hail storm. Thankfully it quickly passed.

The quarter mile area of airplane wreckage isn’t marked – basically you walk the Pennine way from the top of the Snake Pass, heading towards Bleaklow and then take a left to cut over the moorland and head for the trig point on Shelf Stones.  The wreckage is about 500 yards or so from the trig point.

It’s an incredible site and quite Eerie. Fragments of riveted aluminium and stainless steel, engines and various other objects are scattered everywhere. Poppies and remembrance crosses have been left over the years, some made from nearby gritstone on the exposed peat.

The site is well worth a visit.