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Warning to walkers after shell exploded

Posted 7 June 2012
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Warning to walkers after shell exploded
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Those who like to go walking are being warned not to touch any unexploded ordinance they may come across in an area of the Peak District that has been used for military firing exercises in the past.

A hiker on the path from Langsett to Slippery Stones in the Upper Derwent Valley spotted the device on Monday (June 4th) and contacted Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, with an Army bomb disposal team carrying out a controlled explosion.

The rescue team have advised anyone who does find a shell or bomb on the moors to note its position and immediately contact the emergency services.

Areas of other national parks are also used for firing of artillery or small arms, including the area near Okehampton on Dartmoor, Eskmeals in the Lake District and the Luss Hills in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Walkers will be wise to ensure they check times when firing may be taking place.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801379128-ADNFCR