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Crash Sites Walking Tour - Private Bespoke Group

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Location

Derbyshire

Duration

6 hours

Price

from £160

# People

1 - 8 people

  • Chilled

  • Active

  • Tough

Adventure highlights

Highlights A fantastic and unique walking experience, arranged for your private group as a bespoke tour. Perfect for families, groups of friends of corporate groups. You will explore some of the wildest parts of the Peak District National Park and learn about some of the aviation history influenced by this unique landscape. • Discover hidden aviation secrets in the Peak Districts wildest landscapes • Experience and learn about the area’s nature and conservation with your guide • 1/2 day and full day options from 6miles to 15miles • Suitable for 1 person or groups of up to 8 people USAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress Overexposed Bleaklow is the setting for the most impressive crash site in the Peak District's . Bleaklow is the second highest mountain in the Peaks and location of some of its wildest countryside. Here you will have opportunities to learn from your guide about the special moorland ecology and it's conservation. If you have an interest in navigation your guide will happily share some skills and you could even try navigating the group across a section of the notoriously complex Bleaklow moor! T. his crash site is an extensive area of wreckage from a USAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress nick-named “Over Exposed” which crashed on November 3rd 1948. This plane is famous for having filmed the first two Bikini Atoll atom bomb tests in July 1946 and it's involvement in relieving the West Berlin Blockade in 1948. Lancaster Bomber - Mk.X, RCAF This crash site and memorial to a Canadian Lancaster Bomber is about a mile away from the B-29 crash site. RAF Defiant Night Fighter This is one of the lesser visited crash sites on Bleaklow, providing another great option for a full day tour. It can be combined with both of the crash sites listed above or just the Superfortress. USAAF B24 Liberator This is another fairly extensive crash site on the lower flanks of Kinder Scout and provides a great option for a longer full day walk when combined with the Superfortress, or a half day walk from a number of locations. Many other crash sites which can be included in the walk, or as separate trips at various nearby locations, include a Halifax Bomber, 2 Sabres, Dakota and a Dragon Rapide. COVID-19 Tier Travel Guidance All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England. We are still taking bookings and will restart our trips at an appropriate time once measures have been relaxed following the National Lockdown. We expect to become very busy again after lockdown and recommend that people book early, particularly for weekends activities. Our "Book with Confidence" reschedule/refund guarantee continues to be in place in case of guidance to avoid travel. If you'd like to discuss options before booking please contact us.

Price details

  • 1 person
    £160
  • 2 people (total group price)
    £180
  • 3 people (total group price)
    £200
  • 4 people (total group price)
    £215
  • 5 people (total group price)
    £230
  • 6 people (total group price)
    £240
  • 7 people (total group price)
    £250
  • 8 people (total group price)
    £260

Add-ons available:

  • Donate to the Peak District National Park Foundation to help protect this area for future generations
    £2

Booking and availability

  • Best price guarantee
  • Safe & secure booking
  • No booking fees

Details

Meeting place

Various locations around Glossop, Hayfield and Edale

Itinerary

Day 1

The walk will be on a mixture of good tracks and some smaller footpaths which are rough in places. There will also be some sections on open moorland away from any paths. At any time of year there are likely to be some wet and muddy sections, especially on Bleaklow and Kinder Scout with their peat bogs. As, at times we will be leaving the paths and walking across rougher ground as we head to the crash sites, walking boots providing ankle support and keeping your feet dry are strongly recommended.
The walk will vary in length depending on which locations you wish to include. We will discuss and agree this with you. As a general guide it can be anything between a short 8km / 5miles and a more challenging 25km / 15miles. There are also a number of different locations where we could start the walk from such as the Snake Pass, Old Glossop or Hayfield. Some of the routes could include a fairly long hill of around 350m / 1200ft but there are also other less hilly options.

What is included

  • Other
    Experienced award winning guide and qualified Mountain Leader.

Things you'll need to bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other
    Hiking Boots essential. A full list of recommended gear will be emailed to you upon booking, or you can contact us in advance for more information.

Location

Area

Derbyshire

Starting point

Various locations around Glossop, Hayfield and Edale