UXB warning on Peak District Path

A mountain rescue team has warned outdoor enthusiasts about the dangers of unexploded shells near a popular Peak District path.

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team was called on Monday after a member of the public found the bomb near the Cut Gate path, which runs from Langsett to Slippery Stones at the head of the Upper Derwent Valley.

Members of the Royal Engineers bomb disposal squad destroyed the shell in a controlled explosion that left a huge crater.

A rescue team spokesman said any walkers who had touched the shell, an 18 pounder from a field gun, would have been killed.

The area on Midhope Moor was formerly an Army firing range.

Woodhead MRT was alerted about 2pm on Monday. Media officer Scott Roberts said this is common in the area.

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