This week, we’re visiting some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs to find the Geocache of the Week. We may even climb as far as 1972 feet (601 meters) in our search for the difficulty 3, terrain 3 traditional geocache in County Donegal, Ireland.
Thanks to John, a.k.a. Wild Rover, Slieve League (Bunglas) (GC18RT) has brought nearly 300 adventure seekers to this secluded and stunning location since it was published in April, 2004. The extensive logs and 53 Favorite Points speak volumes for this remote geocache.
John’s goal was simply to place the cache, conscious that geocachers would aim to find a location with something unique worth seeing or doing. He says, “These cliffs, while not unknown, are quite remote for most visitors and the cache has laid as a pointer to an unforgettable area to see and enjoy.”
And what an unforgettable area it is. The tall marine cliffs create a breathtaking, and sometimes intimidating view of the Atlantic ocean. For those who love to take walks, the “One Man’s Path,” an infamous hiking path to be approached with extreme caution, provides stunning views of of the sea, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay.
The cache container is a camouflaged box with lots of goodies for kids. Even though the 984-foot (300 meter) view down into the wild Atlantic waves can be disorientating, the cache is nestled in a safe and approachable location. Rain boots are strongly recommended in wet weather.
One geocacher who recently embarked on this adventures writes, “When planning our trip through Ireland, Reisegern and I also planned to visit some interesting caches. This one looked very interesting, so we visited Slieve League today. We didn’t expect that it would be that great! We walked along the high cliffs and watched the seagulls and the sheep. The sun was shining so we earned a sun-brand as a souvenir. We enjoyed several hours with the fantastic scenery. Thank you for guiding us here. We wouldn’t have found this great place without the cache. At the cache container everything is alright.”
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