Curtiss Tomahawk AH744 on Red Gill Moss.
covered = 7.8 mile/Ascent =+235m)
Another trip from a long time ago.
I don't really remember much about visiting the Tomahawk on red Gill Moss other than it was a sunny day, my Wife went with me and we found some of it but not all of it. I roughly know the date by using my Dog dating system, it was Sharni,the world's most laid back and well behaved dog ever, so it must have been in the 1990's sometime.
Look how happy I am because my Wife went with me on one of my mad hiking trips, after making her climb down a waterfall in the Cheviots to look for pieces of a Short Stirling on another excursion she never went walking with me again!
Above and below:-Donna with some pieces of the Tomahawk.
We parked at a carpark beside Balderhead Resevoir which is not far from
Barnard Castle, then it was a couple of mile following the Balder Beck west
before turning south onto Red Gill Moss.
above and below:-more fragments of the Tomahawk.
I believe there was more pieces of the Tomahawk somewhere on the Moor but I would have been pushing my luck making the Missus walk back and forward across the hillside looking for them, so I had to make do with what we found.
The largest piece we found, there used to be a complete wing here but a museum had it away.
I do remember being a total Gentleman and taking my boots off to carry the
Wife across the Balder Beck on the way back ,although I can't for the life
of me remember why we didn't just use the bridge shown in the photo below?