I am afraid the next few posts will be a bit random and not in date order. Blogger is being a right pain and at times and I simply cannot be bothered battling on getting posts up when it goes slow, won't save or add images, refuses to acknowledge I even have a blog at times, or any number of other issues. I know others are experiencing issues as well so perhaps it is time to move to a new blog such as wordpress.
Anyway yesterday it was rather overcast in Lunedale, but even so despite the poor light I had a wander (or perhaps more accurately heather bash) up onto Standards Hill, returning via the Closehouse mine track
On the way visited another air crash site, this time of a Blenheim Mk1 aircraft which crashed up here in bad weather on 26th October 1938.
|What is left is slowly being claimed by the moor with the rest well buried in the soft peat.|
|That said despite the passing of over 80 years you can still see the green paint on the aluminium fuselage|
Sadly Pilot John Owen Sowerbutts aged 25, Wireless Operator William Ashbridege aged 21 and Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Horace Redfern aged only 18 all died in the accident.
Moving on I headed to the summit of Standards which is a bit like Nine Standards over in Cumbria, only here most of the cairns seem to have fallen down. There is also a strange little partially roofed cairn/howf with no entrance on the summit.
|Not sure about the history of this hill top but clearly a lot of effort has gone into building cairns over the years. Most have fallen down though.|
|Despite the cloud there were good views from the summit towards Mickle Fell.|