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Wellington Bomber War Memorial.

Wellington Bomber War Memorial.

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 9 out of 9 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Brecon Beacons National Park

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  • Alex Foxfield

    On 6th July 1942, Wellington Bomber R1465 crashed here, killing all five of its Canadian crew. A memorial cairn marks the tragic site and some of the wreckage can still be seen. Sadly, it is one of many fatal plane crash sites across the national park.

    • September 3, 2021

  • Crash site and memorial to a Wellington bomber that crashed killing all five of its Canadian crew on 6th July 1942.

    • October 27, 2020

  • Wellington Bomber Memorial Trail... Distance: 8.5Km
    Elevation: 465m
    Time: 3-4hours
    Difficulty Rating: 3
    The Blaen-y-Glyn Uchaf and Wellington Bomber Memorial Trail is a fantastic walking route in Wales that will take you through the mountainous terrain of Brecon Beacons National Park to visit the crash site of a World War II Canadian bomber plane. While out walking the trail, you will make your way uphill along a stream to traverse the mountainous terrain, eventually looping around Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Waun-Rydd to arrive at the crash site. This is an excellent walk for those with an interest in history and scenic mountain views

    • July 10, 2022

  • Crash site of Wellington Bomber R-1465, which crashed here leading to the loss of five Canadian crew on the 6th of July 1942. During a training flight, the aircraft experiencing bad weather descended to pinpoint position and crashed.

    • September 17, 2022

  • Moderate Trail from this point onwards, good fitness and footwear is a must.

    • May 12, 2022

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