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    Default 'Overexposed' B29 Superfortress Crash site (Revisit), Glossop, Derbyshire, April 2017


    People don’t tend to go to this site in the first place due to its remote location, let alone do a re-visit. It’s a good hour’s stomp from the roadside park-up atop the A57 Snake Pass between Manchester and Sheffield on the Sheffield side of Glossop. And Bleaklow, the place where the remains of the ill-fated B29 Superfortress nick-named ‘Overexposed’ can be found, lives up to it’s name.

    I’ll not do the history bit/story of this crash site as I did it when I visited ‘Overexposed’ on the poignant date of 11/11 last year. You can see my previous report HERE.

    There was method in my madness and a reason why I went back here but I’ll leave that for a future date. When myself and non-member GazzaM went back in November it was a bright sunny day and relatively warm. On the revisit it was barely above freezing due to a wicked head wind. One side of my body was frozen and devoid of feeling due to the wind on the walk back to the car. We also spent most of the visit getting dive-bombed by a helicopter dropping pellets to re-establish the heather up on this bleak corner of the country.

    It’s hard to give a different take or angle on this place. It is what it is. However the weather was overcast and all the pictures are taken on my phone rather than using my SLR which for some inexplicable reason stayed in my bag.

    Anyhow, enough rambling. Here’s the pictures:

    Overexposed20 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed03bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed13 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed14 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed16 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed17 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed18 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed19 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed22 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Overexposed21bw by HughieDW, on Flickr



    Overexposed23 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    Last edited by HughieD; 9th Apr 17 at 20:18.

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    Thanks Hughie
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    I was over here yesterday was a long walk to visit but yesterday so many people was about, excellent shots an different take than your first :) good job
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    First class shots Hughie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mockingbird View Post
    I was over here yesterday was a long walk to visit but yesterday so many people was about, excellent shots an different take than your first :) good job
    Cheers MB. What a coincidence.Glad you had warmer weather than us!

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    First class shots Hughie.
    Cheers Mr Flyboys

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    Nice to see an update, Thanks Hughie
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    Nice to see an update, Thanks Hughie
    Not much change really. Hopefully will be around for some time to come.

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    Good report, I loved it up there, was hardly anyone about when I went.
    Took my bike up there, was harder work than I thought lol

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    Another cracking report on this site from you hughie
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Well that kind of sends a shiver when I read your other post about the sites history.

    Very sad and yet ever so interesting, most worthy of a visit.Thank you.
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