Author Topic: Something Strange on the Moors  (Read 606 times)

Lee in Doncaster

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Something Strange on the Moors
« on: 16:38:59, 23/06/19 »
I discovered an unusual object on the moors today and wonder if anyone knows what it is.


Details and photos on my blog.


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BuzyG

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Re: Something Strange on the Moors
« Reply #1 on: 20:57:22, 23/06/19 »
What unusual object are you talking about?

Pitboot

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Re: Something Strange on the Moors
« Reply #2 on: 21:46:37, 23/06/19 »
Looks like a device to be towed behind a tractor. The chains and spikes probably rake the ground. Collapsible design for delivery on a trailer. I'm no farmer/game keeper but is it something to do with grouse moors?

Lee in Doncaster

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Re: Something Strange on the Moors
« Reply #3 on: 21:48:44, 23/06/19 »
Looks like a device to be towed behind a tractor. The chains and spikes probably rake the ground. Collapsible design for delivery on a trailer. I'm no farmer/game keeper but is it something to do with grouse moors?


I've been told it's a disassembled harrow for use on hilly and boggy ground, maybe left in place on standby to provide firebreaks for when the heather is burned.

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Re: Something Strange on the Moors
« Reply #4 on: 11:06:05, 24/06/19 »
Modern art?
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Lee in Doncaster

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Re: Something Strange on the Moors
« Reply #5 on: 11:08:20, 24/06/19 »
Modern art?


It's definitely a harrow, possibly placed there ready to make firebreaks for when they're burning the heather....from a distance it does look like it's fallen off an aeroplane though.
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Re: Something Strange on the Moors
« Reply #6 on: 12:59:03, 24/06/19 »

It's definitely a harrow, possibly placed there ready to make firebreaks for when they're burning the heather....from a distance it does look like it's fallen off an aeroplane though.
  In my experience, things that fall off planes make bigger holes!  :) .  I like the some sort of harrow hypothesis.
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Re: Something Strange on the Moors
« Reply #7 on: 18:10:00, 24/06/19 »
You've just reminded me, I need to finish watching 'An American Werewolf in London,' it was the word 'moors' that made my brain work again. I was really enjoying it but the doorbell rang and I ended up going down the pub!