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the_narrowboaters: I am sorry to have to archive this cache for this year. I know there are trackables in there and I will have a good search for it when I am on that canal again which won't be until next autumn. I am stuck in the south of england at the moment.


Shroppie - Audlem

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Hidden : 9/15/2007
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

One in a series of caches along or close to the Shropshire Union Canal. Most will involve a walk along the towpath so care is needed with young children close to the water

The 66-mile Shropshire Union Canal is a canal of two halves. North of Nantwich, the canal - built originally as the Chester Canal - is a wide waterway following the gentle rolling landscape of western Cheshire to Ellesmere Port.

But the southern half of the canal - built in the twilight of the canal age - is an astonishing feat of engineering. Its long embankments, deep cuttings and grandiose bridges frequently dominate the scenery.

In contrast to the winding contours of early canals, the Shroppie kept the same course across valley and through hills, speeding cargoes on their way from the North-West to Wolverhampton and the Midlands. Concrete 'pill boxes' are an artefact from later times, a reminder of how the line was defended in wartime.

This is a regular cache in a snap shut tub covered with camo tape. There is also a First to Find Certificate for FTF. Please don't overfill the tub or it will get damp if not closed properly.

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