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signyred: Alas I didn't manage to use this route on my last 2 visits to North Wales and so, as the reviewers have noted, the cache is still probably missing. Time to archive this one I think.

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B-Road Bedlam - Berwyns (Llangynog)

A cache by signyred Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/06/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


A drive -by cache on the outskirts of Llangynog at the start of the climb up the Milltir Cerrig mountain pass on the B4391. In Welsh this means "Mile of Stones" but road up the beautiful Tanat Valley from Llangynog is now well tarmacked.

The cache is a small 'clip & lock' box with log book, pencil and a couple of 'goodies', just by a parking / pull in space for one car. There is a seat nearby so please make sure the cache is well hidden with stones when you leave.

Nearby is the waymarked walk 'Pererindod MelangeIl' roughly translates from the Welsh for 'Melangell's Pilgrimage'. The legend of Melangell derives from two seventeenth-century transcripts of a lost medieval Life of the Saints. One day a prince named Brochwel was hunting at a place called Pennant. His hounds raised a hare that took refuge in a thicket.

On pursuit, the prince found a virgin praying, with the hare hiding under the folds of her garment. The hounds were urged on but fled, howling; their huntsman raised his horn to his lips and was unable to remove it.

The virgin informed the prince that she dwelt at this place, and that she had fled here for refuge. So impressed was the prince by Melangell's godliness that he granted the valley to her and here she founded a religious community.

A BIG THANK YOU TO Sir BFG FOR PERFORMING SOME MAINTENANCE ON THIS CACHE IN SPRING 2015, PUTTING A NEW BOX IN PLACE AS THE OLD HAD STARTED TO GET BROKEN. A GEOCACHING "HERO"!

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgbc bhgyrg inyir jngre (nant)

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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