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Traditional Geocache

Little Glenshee ramble - Glenshee quarry

A cache by Scottiedogz
Hidden : 11/26/2009
In Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A cache located on walk starting from the parking spot at the top of the glen after a nice drive on a circular route round Little Glenshee. Perthshire is rich in history and folklore, and it is difficult to go anywhere without coming across sites of interest. Perthshire has dozens of standing stones and stone circles dotted all over its vast area, as well as countless cairns, barrows, forts, homesteads and rock art.

The caches are placed on a fascinating circular walk on medium elevation estate land in a relatively unexplored area between Little Glenshee and Glen Garr. It is on a good landrover track all the way. An excellent all year round ramble.
It takes in a number of historical sites of interest including stone circles, Craig Gibbon Obelisk, standing stones and March Dykes. Wildlife is plentiful in the area and includes osprey hides.
Nearby there are cup marking on some rocks (not marked on the OS map)

The walk as envisaged is a circular walk starting from the carpark at Little Glenshee, over the new wooden bridge and then up by the old slate quarry on to open moor via Moine Folaich. A detour can be taken to see Craig Gibbon obelisk, returning via Loch Tullybelton.

The route is such that the caches can be done in a number of ways and different routes. See the map here for the route outlined. Total distance for the route outlined is 8 miles/15km and 200m ascent. Appropriate hillwalking gear is essential if you are tackling the whole route.
The route is also listed as a mountainbike route taking approx 2 hours - see the related webpage.

The terrain rating of 4.5 reflects that this is a disused quarry. The cache is placed at the top of the quarry. It is straightforward to get to from above if you plan your route well. Do not attempt to climb up the rockface to it.
As it is a disused quarry there will be unstable rock .
Be very aware of the high & potentially dangerous drops around the edge and take extreme caution with children and keep dogs under control.

From GZ you get a good view into the quarry and at the time of placing an impressive waterfall was cascading down into the pool at the bottom.
Choose any descent route here with extreme care keeping well away from the edge. Be aware that slate can be slippy when wet.

It is possible to take a direct line up the hill from here - or down to here(shown in yellow on the route map) You can see a clear green grassy route through the bracken up the hill above you - this is what you want to aim for.

Car parking at the picnic spot by the ford at the head of Little Glenshee.
Please note that carparking is extremely limited at Glack at the eastern end if you want to approach the walk from there.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

penpx oruvaq ynetr obhyqre arne rqtr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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  • route outlinemain route in RED. short cut (steep and off path) in YELLOW

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Last Updated: on 9/1/2013 10:49:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:49 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum