Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Foel Lwyd and Drum: Avro Anson VV995?
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2
We went to Foel Lwyd and Drum in Snowdonia yesterday in some pretty nasty weather. Actually there seem to be two hills, two miles apart, marked Foel Lwyd on the OS map, but as it turned out we climbed both of them.
We ascended the first Foel Lwyd to look for Avro Anson VV995. Took no metal detector, as we were expecting big wreckage, based on the old reports.
Nothing visible at the coordinates given in High Ground Wrecks, which rated the site as "Medium"sized, or at the coords given by RJMP, who visited these sites in the seventies. This cairn was however found about four hundred feet from either coordinate.
We are going to have to do this one again with the metal detector. Note that the coordinates given below, and all coordinates on here from now on should have enhanced accuracy, as we upgraded our GPSr to one which averages many readings to give an estimated +/- 4m accuracy.
Location:SH 72245 72102