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May Hill

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Hidden : 10/13/2008
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Geocache Description:

May hill is a prominent feature in the West Midlands, visible from miles around. The views to be had from the easily accessible summit are excellent.

May Hill is one of the best vantage points from which to view the river Severn, snaking its way towards the sea. The Western edge of The Cotswolds is also visible to the East on most days. Views of the Forest of Dean are magnificent and a real sense of the geography can be seen looking South across from Longhope and Plump Hill through to Cinderford and the further forest. Views of Herefordshire, the bluffs up to Ross-on-Wye and beyond, into Wales can be magnificent on a clear day. The Malverns are also visible in a "consolidated" way from the Tree strewn northern flanks of the hill.

To successfully claim this find you will need to email me the answers the following questions:
1) What elevation are you at at the trig point? (if your GPS doesn't have elevation sensors, use the trig point for reference)
2) What metallic element is associated with the shorter trees found on the summit?

Also please post a photo of your favourite view from the summit, if you don't have a camera, use your creative writing skills to describe it in your log.

Science bit:
On the north-east edge of Dean the Silurian period is represented by the distinctive inlier of May Hill, which rises to some xxx feet, crowned with a pine plantation. This isolated hill lies on the north-south Malvern fault line and affords superb views from its summit of the Severn Vale, with the Cotswolds forming the horizon beyond. A high degree of faulting complicates the geology of the May Hill area, causing outcrops of Wenlock limestone and Downton Castle sandstone on its flanks, as well as a possibly Precambrian section of the core of the hill exposed at Huntley quarry. The hilltop is of Llandovery age May Hill sandstone. (source: various authors - Wikipedia)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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