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Pilgrim's Way Up - the Third

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Hidden : 9/18/2008
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Third edition of Pilgrim and the most hairy caper so far. The hairiest part being the final approach. The picture is a bit more appropriate this time,well.....the ice axes if not the ice. Satellite cover is atrocious so you'll have to deal with my atrocious descriptions.

In keeping with extreme caches some warning should be given and heeded. This challenge is NOT suitable for children and is taken entirely at your own risk. Balance and sure-footedness are the order of the day. This is a very loose,slippy, chalky and muddy surface which is slippy enough whilst dry - a definite 5/5 if wet. Much of the few available handholds will fall off, so don't rely on anything too heavily. If you slip or miss your footing on the slopey 'ledge' there's quite a drop. Not too many nettles this time. Bring someone with you or tell someone exactly where you are going.

If you decide to approach from above, remember that there is twenty to thirty feet of cliff to fall from if you come down too quickly.

A route that follows ancient trackways along the chalk ridges and wooded downland of Surrey and Kent through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, grazing the southern edge of greater London and ending at the celebrated White Cliffs, with an optional loop via Canterbury. It was opened as a National Trail in 1978. For much of its length the Way parallels the old route known as the Pilgrim's Way between Winchester and Canterbury. Much of the traditional route of the Pilgrim's Way is now part of the modern road network and walkers wishing to follow it are advised to use the North Downs Way as an alternative.

Nearest official parking is available off Holly Hill in the Holly Hill car park at N 51° 20.459 E 000° 23.757. If you approach from the Pilgrim's way, head up Birling Hill and head right at N 51° 20.158 E 000° 24.313, a small path with some logs at the side, and then head up the obvious path. At the large tri-trunked Yew (with rope) turn towards the right and traverse the slope towards the tree in the rather ropey pictures. The cache is found behind the roots that seem to have fallen out of the earth and are dripping down the cliff, the ropey pictures may help, about two thirds of the way up the slope.

You can pick off the following local caches by extending your visit/walk:
holly hill nice view
North Downs Amble
Found in ANTicipation
Knot found
Pilgrims 1 and 2
Trosley's Treasure
ColdDrum Long Barrow
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A fairly small tupperware type, snap and lock tub that contained, when placed, the following:
log book
FTF badge
Charity wristband
Trolley token
Compass zip pull

Have fun and please be careful!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh'ir tbg nyy gur vasbezngvba lbh arrq nyernql.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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