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RTN 00 Tomdoun

A cache by Chris & Deirdre Baker - Kingie3 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/31/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

150ml cylindrical container

Welcome to the Road to Nowhere series.

This is a series of 8 caches of various sizes all within easy reach of the road, there is room in some of the caches for TB, Geocoins and swaps. Enjoy the series, it doesn’t matter what order you do these in, just take your time and enjoy the fantastic views.
A mile or so before the Glen Garry viewpoint, where the A87 begins to leave the shores of Loch Garry, is the turning left for the road through Glen Garry to Kinloch-Hourn, described as the longest and most beautiful cul-de-sac in Britain. The little single-track road turns and twists for 22 glorious miles along the shores of Loch Garry and Loch Quoich all the way to Kinloch-Hourn, a sea loch on the west coast. The road passes the tiny hamlet of Tomdoun, once the junction of the main road to Skye, until the massive post-war hydroelectric schemes changed the landscape. Beyond Tomdoun the road passes a huge dam, built in the 1950s, which raised the waters of Loch Quoich by over 100 ft, flooding many of the old settlements. Also flooded was Glen Quoich Lodge, the road passes through the old gardens including rhododendron which are now growing wild. The road then reaches its highest point, at 1,200 ft, before descending to Kinloch-Hourn, once a thriving fishing village but now remote and isolated.
There is parking near each cache and at the end of the road where you can go on to do our Bridge too far series.
There are lots of deer and highland cattle along this route, at certain times of the year walks in the area are restricted to the footpaths only. The road is narrow with passing places and towards the end is not suitable for caravans or large motor homes.

During the summer months, depending on the weather, some areas in the Western Highlands suffer from midges so be prepared.

Other caches in the series are:
RTN 01 Silver River
RTN 02 I'll Be Damed
RTN 03 Island View
RTN 04 Over The Bridge
RTN 05 Split Rocks
RTN 06 Ford
RTN 07 Sea View

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va gbc bs zrgny cbfg

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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