This treasure hunt will take you on a journey far and wide and maybe you will even get to know something about another country and even have a new caching friend when it is all done. Remember, it is about those you meet along the way and not (necessarily) the numbers.
First you need to find the Devon / Wisconsin Exchange cache at the coordinates listed above. Inside the cache you will find some information that will be helpful to complete your mission (DO NOT POST THIS INFORMATION. If you do your log will be deleted).
Next you need to contact ANY geocacher who has found coordinates to the Wisconsin / Devon Exchange Stage 1 in Devon. You can do this a few ways. You can look to see who has found the cache in Devon (GC3MV5T) and contact that cacher, you may post a note for assistance on the Wisconsin / Devon Exchange page, or you can visit the site yourself. Please note that other cachers may only assist or find ONCE, so there's not point approaching someone who has laready logged the cache as a "Find".
Once you have made contact, you can now exchange the information found in the cache with your new found geocaching buddy.
Finally, you need to find the final cache. Here is the fun part. Once you find the final cache please include the name of the Devon cacher in the physical log who assisted you on this journey. In addition, please add the name of the Devon geocacher in your online log.
Photos of yourself finding the cache would be a nice touch so your English counterpart can put a face to a name however, this is not a requirement.
Oh I know in the beginning we said that this was about those cachers and friends you meet along the way and not about the numbers; well, since you have followed all of our requests and your English counterpart has done the same (both of your names are in the logs) you get to log that cache too.
Devon is the largest county in England, situated in the southwest of the country. At its heart lies the ancient granite massif of Dartmoor, setting for the novel, "The Hound of the Baskervilles". More recently, Dartmoor has been the setting for Steven Speilberg's movie, "War Horse", which was filmed about three miles from the Wisconsin / Devon Exchange cache.
Dartmoor is also home to the pastime that came to be known as "letterboxing", which is the spiritual ancestor of the hobby we all know and love as geocaching. The first letterbox was placed at Cranmere Pool in northern Dartmoor in 1854 by James Perrott, a local guide.
Dartmouth, in the southeast of the county, is home to the oldest working steam engine in the world. It was built to the design of locally-born Thomas Newcomen in the late 18th century.
The world’s first Jack Russell dog was bred by a Parson born in Dartmouth called - Jack Russell. The cleric was a keen hunter, and bred the dog to flush foxes out of their holes without hurting them, so as not to spoil his sport.
Exeter is the county town of Devon, and Exeter Guildhall is the oldest civic building in Britain still in use today. Parts of it date to 1160. Full council meetings and grand functions are still held there.
Plymouth, on the south coast boasts the oldest working commercial bakery in the world. Jacka’s of Southside Street on the Barbican were baking at the time of the Armada (1588) and baked biscuits for the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620.
Westward Ho! on the north coast is the only town in Britain named after a novel. It is also the only place-name in the country (and one of only two in the world) that uses an exclamation mark.
The oldest golf course in England still in its original setting is that of the Royal North Devon Golf Club near Westward Ho! It was built on common land in 1864.
The oldest things of all in Devon are its rocks, after which an entire geological age, the Devonian, was named. This spanned about 70 million years, and is the time when plants started to colonise the land.
On a darker note, Devon was also the home of the last witches to be hanged in Britain. Three women from Bideford in north Devon were tried on August 19 1682, and hanged outside Exeter six days later. Folk are a lot friendlier in these part nowadays.