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Crash Sites Walking Tour - Private Bespoke Group

  • Location Derbyshire
  • Price from £189.00
  • Air
  • Attractions
  • Historical
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure
  • Epic challenge


A fantastic and unique walking experience, arranged for your private group as a bespoke tour.
Perfect for families, groups of friends of corporate groups. You will explore some of the wildest parts of the Peak District National Park and learn about some of the aviation history influenced by this unique landscape. • Discover hidden aviation secrets in the Peak Districts wildest landscapes • Experience and learn about the area’s nature and conservation with your guide • 1/2 day and full day options from 6miles to 15miles • Suitable for 1 person or groups of up to 8 people
USAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress Overexposed Bleaklow is the setting for the most impressive crash site in the Peak District. Bleaklow is the second highest mountain in the Peaks and the location of some of its wildest countryside. Here you will have the opportunity to learn from your guide about the special moorland ecology and it's conservation. If you have an interest in navigation your guide will happily share some skills and you could even try navigating the group across a section of the notoriously complex Bleaklow moor! The B-29 Superfortress crash site is an extensive area of wreckage from a USAF Boeing reconnaissance plane nick-named “Over Exposed” which crashed on November 3rd 1948. This plane is famous for having filmed the first two Bikini Atoll atom bomb tests in July 1946 and it's involvement in relieving the West Berlin Blockade in 1948. After the Superfortress we will usually visit a nearby Lancaster Bomber site. This was a Mk.X, RCAF Lancaster and there is a memorial here to the Canadian crew.
Below are a few other suggestions for crash sites in the local area which I could plan into your itinerary depending on your interest and how far you would like to walk.
RAF Defiant Night Fighter This is one of the lesser visited crash sites on Bleaklow, providing another great option for a full day tour. It can be combined with both of the crash sites listed above or just the Superfortress.
USAAF B24 Liberator This is another fairly extensive crash site on the lower flanks of Kinder Scout and provides a great option for a longer full day walk when combined with the Superfortress, or a half day walk from a number of locations.
Other crash sites which can be included in the walk, or as separate trips at various nearby locations, include a Halifax Bomber, 2 Sabres, Dakota and a Dragon Rapide.


The walk will be on a mixture of good tracks and some smaller footpaths which are rough in places. There will also be some sections on open moorland away from any paths. At any time of year there are likely to be some wet and muddy sections, especially on Bleaklow and Kinder Scout with their peat bogs. As, at times we will be leaving the paths and walking across rougher ground as we head to the crash sites, walking boots providing ankle support and keeping your feet dry are strongly recommended.
The walk will vary in length depending on which locations you wish to include. We will discuss and agree this with you. As a general guide it can be anything between a short 8km / 5miles and a more challenging 25km / 15miles. There are also a number of different locations where we could start the walk from such as the Snake Pass, Old Glossop or Hayfield. Some of the routes could include a fairly long hill of around 350m / 1200ft but there are also other less hilly options.
National Park Experiences is a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.

All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England. If you'd like to discuss the walk or other options before booking please contact us. Thanks, Paul Smith, myGuidedWalks.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • Dog Friendly

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Not-provided Accommodation

Not required.

    What's included

  • Other Experienced award winning guide and qualified Mountain Leader.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other Hiking Boots essential. A full list of recommended gear will be emailed to you upon booking, or you can contact us in advance for more information.


Custom Policy

Book with confidence COVID guarantee:
In addition to our standard terms we continue to allow you to reschedule your booking at any time for up to 12 months if required as a result of COVID-19. If local or national restrictions prevent you from attending you will also have the option of a full refund (minus booking or payment processing fees).

myGuidedWalks will always do their best to accommodate reasonable requests to alter your booking such as a change to the names of clients included in your booking or, in the case of private guiding, a change to the itinerary. If there are associated costs relating to such a change we reserve the right to discuss these costs with you and make an additional charge for them if the alteration is agreed.

We strongly recommend clients consider taking out appropriate cancellation insurance. In the event of a booking being cancelled by a client, myGuidedWalks will refund the client as follows:
  • Cancellations more than 30 days from the start of the activity will receive a 75% refund, excluding any additional costs incurred by myGuidedWalks for accommodation we have booked, or the option to change to an alternative date that we can accommodate.
  • Cancellations 30 days or less from the start of the activity will not be refunded.

In exceptional circumstances myGuidedWalks may need to cancel your booking. If myGuidedWalks cancel your booking you will have a choice of receiving a full refund or changing your booking to an alternative date or activity of equal value. If you prefer to change to an activity of a higher value you will be required to pay the difference. We will not be liable for any additional costs or expenses incurred as a result of such a cancellation.
Open group walks operate with a minimum number of 2 participants. If you are the only person to book on a walk or course we may contact you to offer you the choice of swapping to an alternative date or activity or to receive a full refund. Navigation Training courses, private guiding and other bespoke activities have no minimum numbers.
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