The Rufus Round 6 - Ormstons Farm
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This was originally a standalone cache but has now been incorporated into The Rufus Round. Stealth is required as this is a popular walking and horse riding area. A good path goes by the farm but is a little steep in places and rather stoney. Watch out for nettles. Please re-hide cache well.
In 1513 Richard Urmston was granted land in Horwich by John Barton of Smithills. This is now known as Ormstons Farm. Near the farm is a small bridge, a tramway once ran under this bridge and supplied the John Crankshaw pipeworks lower down the hill with coal and clay mined higher up the slope. The pipeworks was known locally as the "Klondyke" but was demolished in the 1980's, there is now a housing estate on the site.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum