A BOMB was exploded by Army experts on the Peak moors - hours after being unearthed by cyclist.
The Bomb Disposal Team from Nottingham carried out a controlled explosion on the device, which was found on Sunday by mountain bikers heading towards Broomhead Moor.
The site had been sealed off throughout the night by members of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team.
Team leader Mike France said: "The experts found that it was a 17lb shrapnel bomb, dating back to 1914.
"But their theory is that it was left over from the Great War and was used for training purposes in the Second World War, as were a lot of shells on the moors up there".
The find brought back memories for Mrs Bessie Beecroft, 80, of Honley.
She said; "We used to go hiking on Broomhead Moor during the war but were told to stay away as it was being used as a military training area."