Guided walk - fortress on the moor

Join us on a walk to the wreck of an American Flying Fortress and discover what happened when it crash on this 10-mile walk.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

In 1945 an American Flying Fortress aircraft crashed on Meltham Moor. We'll be walking to the wreck site and sharing the history of what happened to the crew on this 10-mile strenuous walk. This is a hard walk that promises great views above Wessenden.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Marsden Moor Estate


Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet our walk leaders at Marsden railway station
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring lunch and a drink
This walk is rated hard and may include some steep climbs, off-path walking and uneven terrain
This guided walk is free, but any donations help us to continue our conservation work on Marsden Moor.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 April 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Marsden Moor Estate Office
Call 01484 847016

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