Tyne and Wear HER(7677): Chopwell Woods, bomb craters - Details
Chopwell Woods, bomb craters
There are three craters in Chopwell Woods - two close together on the north-west side of a forest track at NZ 129 572 and the third on the south-east side of the track at NZ 130 572. The bombs fell at 11.36pm BST on Sunday 12th October 1941. Presumably they were dumped from a plane returning from a raid elsewhere in the country as there were no raids on the North-East that night. The craters provide a unique wildlife habitat and are protected as a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI).
Information provided by Mr. B Pears