Atlantic Wall on Sheriffmuir

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Atlantic Wall on Sheriffmuir

Atlantic Wall on Sheriffmuir
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK2,882 contributions
WW2 target practice
Apr 2021
Located in the Black Hills around Sheriffmuir is a length of concrete wall built during WW2. We spotted one long section and a smaller bit. There are trodden paths up to it from a couple of lay-bys but nothing there to give any indication what it actually is. The Atlantic Wall was built by the Germans as a defensive wall around coastal northern Europe to stop the Allied forces. Replica sections of wall were constructed around the UK for essentially gaining knowledge of how to break through them. What remains at Sheriffmuir is what wasn’t destroyed during target practice! It’s an interesting piece of military history in Sheriffmuir (not too far north from the old Sheriffmuir Inn).
Written 9 April 2021
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Sandy L
Dunblane, UK6 contributions
Why are the defences facing west?
Feb 2020
Beside the minor road along the western slope of Sherriffmuir, from Dunblane to Greenloaning, running high above and parallel to the busy A9 dual carriageway, there are a few dilapidated concrete structures. You initially think, “Obviously these were defences built to protect Glasgow and the Clyde shipyards from German bombers”. However, they were built to train allied airman in methods of attacking German positions on the continent. They are a potent reminder of how the whole country mobilised during wartime,
. Well worth a visit and a just few minutes from Scotland’s artery highway. Spare a moment of thoughtful consideration high in the hills overlooking the highland mountains.
Written 14 February 2020
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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,007 contributions
Little bit of history
Jun 2018
Really there is not too much there but concrete blocks, walls and ‘bunkers’ in the middle of a Scottish field, but knowing it was used to train allied soldiers to assault fortified areas, gives it some substance in the historical sense. If you are an history buff it is worth stopping for.
Written 16 June 2018
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peteb07
Dunblane, UK253 contributions
Interesting artefact
Sep 2017
Stand on this wall and remember what our forebears had to go through. These were the practice walls for the Normandy landings in the second world war. The moor was used in both the first and second world wars for practice and there are areas where trenches were dug in both conflicts to get the men ready for what they had to face and do.
It is also a great place to see day flying moths and butterflies. Quite a contrast.
Written 16 March 2018
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StirlingMike
Stirling, UK139 contributions
Target Practice!
Apr 2015 • Couples
15 minutes north east of Dunblane or off the A9 you'll find the remains of a mock up of Hitler's Atlantic Wall. Used for target practice by British forces during WWII these ruined concrete structures include anti-tank and anti-personnel defences and a Tobruk shelter for the defenders. They are peppered with bullet holes and shell blasts offering a glimpse of the damage the weaponry of the time was capable of. Mostly flooded at the time and some soil collapse has all but blocked the entrances but with some effort you could explore further on a dry day.
Written 5 June 2015
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