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Capital Punishment

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Hidden : 2/13/2009
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A challenging cache that will take you to the top of Great Hangman, to mines that produced silver for the Crown Jewels and the highest cliff in England. The last 50m are very exposed and not particularly suitable for young children or those who don't like heights - But what a view!

Although accessable from Knap Down, the demanding coast path from Combe Martin via Little Hangman is far more rewarding and strongly recommended. Using this route, a climb of 318m (more than 1000ft) makes this a cache for the relatively fit.

Parking is available at N51° 12.415 W004° 02.240 - you will need at least 3 hours. From the car park, follow the coast path over Lester Point and then round and up to Little Hangman – an excellent place to consume any provisions packed for the journey.

The remaining climb to Great Hangman is a much more steady affair with improving views of the North Devon coast and, on a clear day, South Wales.

At the summit your GPS will be telling you to go north - ignore it. The only way to the cache is to continue along the coast path to Blackstone Cross, N 51° 12.709 W 004° 00.012 (not the cache co-ordinates), and then follow the GPS to the cache co-ordinates N 51° 12.967 W 004° 00.146.

The cache, a ½ litre clear container with a red lid, is located on the left of a wide grass path, away from the cliff edge, and is a relatively easy find. The cliff to the right is the highest in England and should be treated with respect. Near the cache is the entrance to one of many mine shafts in the area. To the best of our knowledge these are all capped but treat with caution.

Almost entirely downhill, the return journey will take a fraction of the time and provides an ideal opportunity to unwind and appreciate the area.

Thanks to the National Trust for permission to hide the cache and for making such places available to the public.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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