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The Forgotten Crash Sites

Liberator Wreckage

For several years now, I have led a walk around the Crash Sites on the Black Mountain. It's a long walk - 17 miles - and takes in six aircraft crashes, and seven sites. The reason it is seven sites is the Liberator - it crashed in one place, but most of the wreckage is in another. Above is the wreckage. So often this 'plane gets left out, because it is on Moel Feity. If the weather is good, people like to take time, look at the views etc. and we don't go up to Moel Feity. If the weather is bad we leave it out altogether. Next summer I will be putting a walk in the Brecon Beacons Park Society Programme taking us up to see this one first.

We started from the Old Trecastle Road - this picture is from the car park looking up towards Fan Brycheiniog, Twr y Fan Foel and Fan Foel. Llyn y Fan Fawr is in there somewhere too!

The day was beautiful and we had panoramic views. If you look very carefully you can see Corn Du and Penyfan on the left right through to Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel on the right.

We then went to see the Lancaster. This is the one we usually end up at, and with good reason. Always worth a visit.

And just to prove how quickly the weather can come in, on our way back the clouds were bubbling up, and thickening on the peaks. We didn't do the tops this time. The walk in the programme will take us on to Llyn y Fan Fach, over the tops pictured above, and down Bwlch y Giedd to Llyn y Fan Fawr. I think it's going to be a good'un!!