Friday 11th November 2005
Start point: Three Shire Stone (NY 277
Three Shire Stone - Wet Side Edge -
Great Carrs -
Hell Gill Pike -
Wet Side Edge - Three Shire Stone
Distance: 4 miles
Total Ascent: 400 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes
Weather: Wet and windy. 10oC.
Today is Armistice Day and alongside the two
minute silence at 11am, there was special service taking
place on Great Carrs to commemorate the crewmen (seven
Canadian and one Briton) who died in a World War II plane
crash there. The Armistice Day service was held to
rededicate a memorial to the crew members of the fateful
Halifax bomber which crashed after becoming lost in bad
weather in October 1944. Officiated by the Vicar of
Coniston, the Rev Mark East, the ceremony was attended by
representatives of the RAF and the Canadian Embassy.
The weather was absolutely atrocious up there
with the wind being gale force on the top, so no lovely
A bit busy around the Three Shire Stone
Looking along Wrynose Pas and Wrynose
Bottom along the River Duddon from the steep climb to Wet Side Edge.
The memorial service on Great Carrs...
...The Last Post...
...and the new memorial.
Just how windy is it up here Angus?
A drink in a tarn on Hell Gill Pike.
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