A little bit of History
DH Mosquito DD753 on The Curr.
(Distance covered = 11.5 mile/Ascent +822m)

 Although this wasn't the first crashsite I visited it was the one that sparked my interest in Aviation Archaeology, specifically the High Ground wrecks.

When I was younger (a lot younger) I used to read a comic every week called 'The Victor'. The Victor contained characters such as Alf Tupper-The Tough of the Track and Sergeant Matt Braddock-World War two Pilot. Once I'd read it I would pass it on to a friend who would eagerley await my arrival every saturday when I would give him the comic. I can still remember the dissapointment on his face when I turned up one saturday with a copy of Aviation News instead of The Victor.
  I remember seeing a column on the back page of Aviation News, written by David J Smith and called wreckology, it described how a Museum Group had found two craters 100yards apart full of De Havilland Mosquito wreckage on a hill called The Curr in the Cheviots. I found it fascinating that remains of World War II Aircraft could still be found in the hills so started buying the publication every week, just to read that one column, rather annoyingly though it was not included in every edition. I decided I was going to go and have a look at the wreckage on the Curr but back then there was no Interweb and no readily available publications where I could find out the location, and Museum Groups would not give me any information in case I was a souvenier Hunter. Another hurdle I had to overcome was the fact that I couldn't drive at the time, as I was a few years off being old enough, so I had no way of getting there either.

Sharni, the most laid back and well behaved Dog ever at the English/Scottish Border fence on Stob Rig above Trowupburn. On the Scottish side of the Stile.

It wasn't until a couple of years later when I acquired a book called High Ground Wrecks and Relics(HGWR) that I was able to commence my wreckhunting activities, the first crashsite I went to look for was Lancaster KB745 on the Cheviot and I had to persuade my Dad to go with me as I still had not passed my driving test and needed a lift.
  HGWR was also written by David J Smith, it listed quite a few crashsites along with grid references and an indication of how much wreckage could be found and it included the location of the Mosquito I had read about in the  Aviation News column.  For one reason or another however it would be about another 10 years before I finally got around to visiting The Curr.

On the Peninne Way near the top of White Law.On the English side of the Stile.

On this occasion I walked in from the north east, parking near Elsdonburn Farm. The first two miles of the walk was in England then the border fence and the Peninne Way was joined and followed about 3 mile to the south where they passed between Corby Crag and the eastern side of The Curr. The summit of The Curr is only half a mile into Scotland so it wasn't far from the Peninne Way which follows the Border Fence for quite a way south.

Above and below:- Sharni at the Trig Point on top of The Curr.

Although there were quite a few crashsites listed in HGRW there was also quite a few there wern't, so I didn't realise when I visited the Curr for the first time that I walked right past the crashsite of a Hawker Hurricane that crashed on it's eastern slopes*.

Sharni at the most westerly crater full of Wreckage.

The Mosquito wreckage proved easy to find and as the Wreckology Column had described consisted of two craters about 100yrds apart. The most westerley of the craters contained quite a number of panels as well as engine mountings and a propellor hub.

The crater full of wreckage to the west.

One of The Mosquitoes engine bearers.

Me and Sharni with an Engine cowling.

Sharni grabbing a quick 40 winks while I took photos.

The other crater over to the east did not contain as much, but did appear to be where the Mosquito was burned and buried as there was lots of small pieces as well as sections of undercarriage.

Above and next two photos:-The eastern crater containing big lumps of uncercarriage.

I returned back to the Car taking a slightly different route via Trowupburn, this enabled me to have a look for a Do217E that crashed on Madam Law. I failed to find it, as indeed was the case on my 2015 expedition up to The Curr*, so third time lucky for that one hopefully.

When I returned in 2015 I had planned on visiting the Mosquito again but I ran out of time, perhaps that was just as well as I have seen more recent photos of this crashsite on the interweb and it looks like a lot of the parts have dissapeared, something which I always find a bit sad and annoying as more often than not it is never seen or heard of again, especially when it ends up in some morons shed!

*--The Curr-Hurricane