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hill of the winds

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Hidden : 3/24/2009
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache and others along the Pennine Way are part of a
Multi-Cache trail that have been set up by the Yorkshire Dales
National Park Authority and Natural England with kind permission of
the landowners.

This cache is part of a longer series of Caches, located along the Yorkshire Dales section of the Pennine Way Footpath. There are 10 caches in total along the trail (8 traditional caches and 2 finale puzzle caches). The two finale caches need a combination code to access them. The only way to gain the combination for the final two puzzle caches is to find all of the other 8 traditional caches along the trail. Inside each cache will be a ‘cache code’ consisting of a word and a number. You must obtain these to open either one of the final two caches. The caches are as follows:

cave and karst (GC1P2JX)
cistercian miners (GC1P2P3)
sinkhole stash (GC1P2PT)
hill of the winds (GC1P3F6)
jackdaw hideout (GC1P2PT)
bridge over troubled water (GC1P2RK)
devils causeway (GC1P2R6)
peat and turbary (GC1PPAB)

final caches choose from either:

malham finale (GC1P3D4) or hawes finale (GC1PPAA)
Once the final caches have been opened follow the instructions to obtain your treasure!

Note: The final two caches have been designed, so they can be reached from either direction of the Pennine Way. You only need to visit one of the final caches.

Hill of the Winds

This cache is located near to the summit of one of Yorkshires great 3 Peaks. Like a crouching lion, the dark mass of Pen-y-Ghent towers over Ribblesdale and the head of Littondale on the western side of the Yorkshire Dales.
At 694 m this fell is actually the lowest of the area's famous
"Three Peaks" but it is by no means the least spectacular, with its towering cliffs and escarpments, caves and potholes. The addition of a secondary top, plover hill(680m) creates a long ridge with 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding dales landscape. The stepped profile of the mountain reveals its geology, with rocks of the Yoredale series underlying a Millstone Grit cap.

The meaning of the name penyghent is still uncertain, but many believe the name derives from the welsh language with the word Pen meaning hilltop. Others believe that the true name Penyghent is an old meaning for “Hill of the Winds”.

Pen-y-Ghent is most usually ascended from the
village of Horton in Ribblesdale (which forms a traditional
starting and finishing point for the whole of the Three Peaks
circuit). This route leads past several caves and potholes on the lower slopes of the mountain, including the quarry-like chasm of Hull Pot and the sinister slit-like pothole of Hunt Pot.

More information on the Pennine Way can be found at www.nationaltrail.co.uk

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