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the_narrowboaters: Sorry to all those that tried to find this since my last note. Now archived until I can get back in the area next Autumn to set another.


Shroppie - Gnosall

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Hidden : 11/12/2007
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

One in a series of caches along or close to the Shropshire Union Canal. Some 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.

The area of this particular cache is really lovely, with a pub and plenty of interest by the canal.

This is a small cache in a camo bag. Some nice original craftwork goodies plus a First To Find Certificate for FTF. Please don't overfill the box and ensure that is is closed properly to stop it from getting damp.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no access to the towpath from either the bridge to the north, nor from the bridge to the south via the public footpaths that cross them.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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