The Isle of Man Steam Railway Douglas to Peel line started way back in July 1873 and was the first railway line on the Isle of Man. Its history has been well documented over the years and some interesting reading can be found at Isle of Man Railway Supporters Association Isle of Man Railways and Isle of Man Disused Railway Station
In Geocaching terms this trail was first planned, set and placed by Happy Humphrey in December 2007 and consisted of 16 traditional and a Mystery Bonus cache (the coordinates for which are in 4 of the traditional caches along the route) covering a distance of 10 miles from Peel to the Quarter Bridge near Douglas. This is a very popular walk for locals and tourists alike and well worth doing by Geocachers just for these caches alone, as well as the beautiful scenery and interesting pieces of railway memorabilia along the route.
However, with “Power Trails” becoming very popular with Geocachers around the world, two local caching teams (twoofnine and Stillroaming) decided, as a tribute to Happy Humphrey and the Heritage Trail, they would expand the series and place an additional 63 caches along the route as well as keeping the original caches where possible and therefore making this the first official “Power Trail” on the Isle of Man with a possible 90 plus caches en-route.
Hopefully local cachers will enjoy the challenge and maybe some of our visiting Geo- tourists will be encouraged to have a go at this and all the other great caches on the Isle of Man.
The hides are a mixture of 35mm film containers, 150ml tubes and a few larger caches, which can be used for trading and swapping trackables. If you use the hints then the finds will be very easy, but the real challenge here is how many can you find in a day. There are other caches en route too which may add to your total.
For those who complete the whole series twoofnine have designed a badge for your profile page, details of which can be found in the first and last listing in the series.
Good luck and happy caching.
This is an extra Heritage Power Trail cache - so the coordinates above are simply an indicator of the general area (within half a mile or so).
Along the Heritage Power Trail are eighty other caches, and there are 2 clues to this bonus cache hidden in 4 of the power trail caches. These are written at the top of the log sheet: check carefully as they are not obvious. It doesn't matter which end of the trail you start from to find the 2 clues.
To obtain the location from the clues, use this formula:
and A,B,C,D and E replace NN WWW above, in the order given by the clues.
The cache is a round container in a camo bag. There's a tricky scramble up a steep bank involved, but this gets easier just beyond the cache site so explore a bit rather than try a bee-line. GPS signal may be poor as well, so use the hint.