All crash sites on these pages (with the exception of most of the high-ground sites) are on
M.A.C.R. and its members work closely with landowners (and the M.O.D. where necessary) to ensure research and/or recovery is carried out legally and to all parties' mutual satisfaction.
Please feel free to visit the crash sites on public land, but do not remove items of wreckage. Leave something for future generations to find! ALL crash sites in the U.K. are protected by law - tampering with or removing wreckage could result in prosecution.
Aviation Archaeology and the Law
In the UK the remains of all aircraft which have crashed whilst in military service (whether on land or sea) are protected by "The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986". Under which "it is an offence to tamper with, damage, move or unearth the remains unless the Secretary of State has issued a licence authorising those things to be done and that they are done in accordance with the conditions of the licence".
Except for the more remote locations, wreckage from crashed aircraft will have been removed. Please be aware that where wreckage is still present there may be live ordnance (bullets and even bombs) remaining which is unstable and VERY dangerous. Treat these sites with caution and respect.
With regard to the high ground sites, a map and compass and the ability to use them are ESSENTIAL. Proper clothing and equipment are VITAL.
There are a number of websites giving excellent advice on equipment, the Peak District National Park Authority occasionally gives lessons on how to map read and use your compass.
An excellent guide to all aspects of walking and navigation, can be found on the Ramblers Association website.