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YOSM #1003 West Nab Traditional Cache

Hidden : 08/31/2007
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3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

West Nab stands at 500m above the Wessenden valley. The cache can be reached from a nearby road. The walk is short & steep.

For a little effort, West Nab summit gives great views in many directions - N to Wessenden, S to Black Hill, E to Meltham & W across Saddleworth Moor. As of 2024, this hide has been incorporated into the YOSM series which highlights trigpoints across the UK.

A faint path leads NNW from the road. Parking is possible in a layby further down the road towards Meltham.

Walkers perhaps frequent this summit less than anyone - as it doesn't really lead anywhere. A path from the summit follows the line of rocks leading off NW but peters out leaving you to the mercy of Featherbed Moss & monster tussocks! So it is probably better to drop down to Wessenden and follow the Pennine Way or the waterways leat above it.

There are many gritstone boulders around the summit, big enough for bouldering.

About Ye Ole Survey Monuments

Ye Ole Survey Monument (YOSM) is a captivating series of caches that pays homage to the remarkable legacy of OutForTheHunt's YSM series (GC45CC).

YOSM caches are strategically positioned at or near Trig Points. These triangulation stations have played a pivotal role as surveying landmarks, contributing to the mapping of expansive territories.

Some of these points, bearing historical significance, might now be situated on private land or have vanished with time. As a result, the caches are artfully placed in close proximity, reverently acknowledging the historical importance of these survey monuments.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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