Spitfire X4614 +2 more

King's Seat, Ochils, Clackmannanshire

 
     
 
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Supermarine Spitfires AR254, P8276 and X4614 at King's Seat Hill, Ochil Hills.

 

 

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Approach Route Photos to Crash Site / RAF Memorial.

 

 

BELOW: The car park at Castle Campbell. You can save a half mile walk uphill by using this little known unsignposted car park instead of the larger busier one downhill. [Gary]

 

The car park at Castle Campbell.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Overlooking Castle Campbell to King's Seat Hill (on right).

 

Overlooking Castle Campbell to King's Seat Hill (on right).

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Heading down into the Glen of Sorrow. King's seat Hill in centre distance.

 

Heading down into the Glen of Sorrow. King's seat Hill in centre distance.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Castle Campbell, the ancestral home of Scottish Soup!

 

Castle Campbell, the ancestral home of Scottish Soup!

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 2 photos) : A delightful path heads up the Glen Of Sorrow.

 

(next 2 photos) : A delightful path heads up the Glen Of Sorrow.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking up the Glen of Sorrow to King's Seat Hill. Once out of the trees the wind on my first attempt was ferocious. [Gary]

 

Looking up the Glen of Sorrow to Kings Seat Hill.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The Banks of Dollar. The easier tourist path to King's Seat Hill goes up the other side of the Banks of Dollar, but instead I followed the Burn of Sorrow to check out the story that one of the Spitfires' Merlin engines carried on after the crash and ended up downhill in the burn. The wind however scuppered that plan. [Gary]

 

The Banks of Dollar.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: As far as I got on this occasion. The wind here was so strong I was unable to stand upright without being blown away; and even though I was only 200 yards from the memorial I had to abort. [Gary]

 

The Firth of Forth can be seen in the distance. The now decommissioned Longannet power station can be seen in the centre of photo, on this side of the Forth. RAF Grangemouth was situated on the opposite side of the Forth. The former RAF site is now occupied by the Ineos Grangemouth petrochemical plant.

 

As far as I got on this occasion.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Retreating back down the hill.

 

Retreating back down the hill.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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BELOW: Castle Campbell from above.

 

Castle Campbell from above.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 2 photos) : On my return visit a month later it was a different type of bad weather, but this time it didn't prevent me reaching the memorial. A quick scout around revealed no sign of any fragments.

 

reaching the memorial.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The tourist path to King's Seat Hill. This passes right by the memorial.

 

The tourist path to King's Seat Hill. This passes right by the memorial.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking back uphill to where the Spitfires crashed, the memorial is just above the large barely visible snowbank in the centre of the hill.

 

Looking back uphill to where the Spitfires crashed.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The Banks of Dollar from the tourist path.

 

The Banks of Dollar from the tourist path.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The low cloud has lifted a bit to reveal the snowbank mentioned above.

 

The low cloud has lifted a bit to reveal the snowbank mentioned above.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 

 

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