REST IN PEACE THE HIGH CHAIR
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A nice easy walk along a footpath to where the high chair used to be sited!
This cache will take you to a very large wooden chair that appeared for the first time about a year ago. According to locals it just appeared overnight amidst speculation of how it got there, who put it there, and why! The chair was brought to our attention by another local cacher (thanks Dave) and can be viewed on Google earth. However after some research it turns out that the Dartmoor National Park Authority granted temporary planning permission for the sculpture which is due to expire in March 2009, although this may be extended. The 'chair' is made of locally sourced, hand hewn green oak and has been built using the traditional mortise and tenon method of jointing.
The stated aim of the sculpture was first and foremost to create a place to celebrate the natural environment, to provide an opportunity for the understanding and enjoyment of the area's special qualities and also to bring a sense of joy and laughter. The location was chosen to create a place where people might pause and appreciate the natural surroundings and although large, the creator stated that the sculpture had been designed to be harmonious with the landscape and not to compete with it.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HIGH CHAIR IS NO LONGER ON SITE - however the view from GZ is wonderful and well worth seeing, as well as finding the cache! 31.5.12 On checking this cache since recently adopting it, I remember that when I found the cache some years ago it was in the field side of the dry stone wall. HOWEVER THIS WALL HAS BEEN REBUILT AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO CLIMB OVER THE WALL OR TO HUNT IN THE WALL ITSELF WHICH IS ACTUALLY AGAINST DARTMOOR GEOCACHING RULES. If you are interested in helping save the High chair you may like to take a look at this link Link
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