Thursday walk 1st September 2022

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    gordon riley

    Meet at Doctors Gate parking area on A57 snake road GR 096 928 on Dark Peak 1;25000 map
    Doctors gate, Crooked clough, higher Shelf Stones, James Thorn and return by Pennine way path.
    Distance 6 miles /10 km with optional extension to Hern stone if we want to.
    WE will pass the crash sites of 3 aircraft about which I will be happy to give information

    gordon riley

    A small select group of 5 of us met at doctors gate with brilliant weather. clear , bright sunny and a bit windy coffee break was taken just west of the trig point on Higher Shelf stones giving both shelter from very strong winds over the top and also great views over towards Manchester and Glossop. we could see almost to Wales The crash site of the RB29 on higher shelf stones created a lot of interest and some time was spent in interpretation of the wreckage given what was known about the crash and the flight. further crash sites of a Lancaster and Dakota on and just below James Thorn were visited and the Dakota crash site provided a welcome lunch spot in the lee of James thorn. with more thought provoking discussion of the wreckage in front of us. a wander over to Herne stones and return down the Pennine way path brought us to the path junction and return to the cars.
    A very positive day with great weather and good company. All seemed to have had a good day. I enjoyed it too, thanks for your company

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