A hike over Kinder Scout to visit the B24 Liberator Bomber Crash Site
Martin has been keen to take a trip to Kinder Scout to find the crash site of a USAF B24 Liberator Bomber which crashed in WWII. Over Easter we finally visited and what a great day we had.
We started in Hayfield and with the aid of our newly purchased Dark Peak Ordnance Survey map and some advice from our friend John Robson, we walked a challenging 12 mile round trip. Luckily, it was a perfect spring day (with a random snow shower at one point) and we found the crash site easily enough.
Even after all these years of being exposed to the elements and trophy hunters, there was still plenty to see. It was good to know that the two man crew survived with fairly minor injuries. The B24 was brand new at the time it crashed and had made three attempts to take off in very poor visibility.