Dartmoor Tales - Childe's Tomb Traditional Geocache
Dartmoor Tales - Childe's Tomb
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Small container will take TB's and geocoins, small swaps. Shortish walk from Whiteworks if you dare to cross the mire.
The Legend of Childe's Tomb
Childe was Lord of the Manor of Plymstock and a keen hunter. He was happy roaming the moor alone hunting for game. One winters’ day he got caught in a blizzard; lost and overcome by the snow, unable to continue he stopped and huddled into his horse for warmth. The storm continued and he knew he’d have to take drastic measures in order to survive. Childe killed his horse and used its blood to write on a granite slab:
"The first that finds and brings me to my grave,
The lands of Plymstock he shall have,"
After this, and removing the horses insides he crept into the carcass to try and keep warm. As the remains of the horse froze so did Childe. Tradition says that monks from Tavistock found him, and so gained the lands.
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