Airspeed Oxford DF448

Shank of Donald Young, Grampians

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-B:   Approach Route Photos.

 

 

 

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Aircraft: Airspeed Oxford DF448, Shank of Donald Young, Grampians.

 

 

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Approach Route Photos

 

(Wreckage photos on Page 1-C)

 

 

NOTE: The hills is named after a man who had a sword run through him in this location during The Battle of the Saughs in the 17th century. Steep rocks to one side of them and a waterfall gorge to the other side and a boggy burn hemming in their escape to the higher hills. Cateran livestock rustlers led by McGregor the Hawkit Stirk, were trapped in a pursuit by aggrieved men from the parish of Fern. A hand to hand sword battle ensued until all of the Cateran thieves were slain. This appears to have been a savage encounter even although the fighters were limited in number to less than fifty. It is said that one of the wounded Cateran men crawled to a nearby hill-side to die and that place is now named the Shank of Donald Young. An area I passed not far from the Oxford wreck matches the description above perfectly! [Gary Nelson]

 

 

 

BELOW: Car Park. Although there is a sign saying 'No Mountain Bikes' it is an old sign and can be ignored. I asked an Estate Worker. [Gary]

 

Car Park. Although there is a sign saying 'No Mountain Bikes' it is an old sign and can be ignored.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next two photos): This landrover track is followed for a couple of miles until it ends.

 

(next two photos): This landrover track is followed for a couple of miles until it ends.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: At the end of the landrover track a small bridge is crossed, then a not very well defined and boggy path heads into the area of 'The Battle of the Saughs'.

 

At the end of the landrover track a small bridge is crossed then a not very well defined and boggy path heads into the area of 'The Battle of the Saughs'.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next three photos): Only Indiana Jones wannabees should attempt to cross this bridge!

 

(next three photos): Only Indiana Jones wannabees should attempt to cross this bridge!

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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BELOW (next six photos): A series of waterfall-filled gullies leads off towards Shank of Donald Young.

 

(next six photos): A series of waterfall-filled gullies leads off towards Shank of Donald Young.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Shank of Donald Young straight ahead. The Oxford is on the highest point.

 

Shank of Donald Young straight ahead. The Oxford is on the highest point.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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