Unexploded Mortar Found by Fellrunner in the Peak District

A fellrunner found an unexploded mortar shell in the Langsett area of the Peak District. After alerting the local Mountain Rescue team, South Yorkshire Police were called, who subsequently mobilised an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

The EOD team confirmed that the mortar was filled with high explosives and carried out a controlled explosion.

Large areas of the Peak District were used for infantry training during World War Two and such finds occur periodically.

See: https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2020/05/26/bomb-squad-called-after-peak-district-runner-finds-unexploded-shell#