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The Magic Walk

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Hidden : 09/29/2010
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the above co-ordinates,but within the bounds of Haldon Forest.

Remembering the Magic Walk
A mystical forest walk that inspired thousands of people in Devon was created Jamie McCullough.
If you lived in Devon in the early 1980s and visited Haldon Forest as a child, parent or grandparent, you probably have fond memories of a mesmerising mile and a quarter long interactive walk deep in the woods. You might remember it as the 'Butterfly Walk', the 'Magic Walk' or simply 'Jamie's Walk', but its creator Jamie McCullough called it 'The Beginner’s Way'. In the few years of its existence, 'The Beginner's Way' attracted more than 500,000 people to Haldon Forest. 'The Beginner's Way' used art to create a completely new way of experiencing a forest and engage the public in exploring its multiple facets.
As a result, his spellbinding maze of bridges, stepping stones, optical illusions, tree ladders and tunnels drew people of all ages into the forest.
Visitors often described an instinctive sense of wonderment, which adults claimed they hadn't previously experienced or only as very small children.The walk inspired thousands of people
McCullough refused to have 'The Beginner’s Way' advertised or promoted in any way, insisting that those who walked it for the first time did so by chance and then came back again with friends.
The many offers from TV and magazines that caught wind of the phenomenon were simply refused.
Despite its popularity with the public, the walk slowly disintegrated through lack of funding and eventually disappeared into the fabric of the forest for good.As it’s creator wanted no publicity you will have to find the Magic Walk by word of mouth or just good luck.You will need to find some information before you set out and some near the cache location
.What year did Jamie McCullough create the Meanwhile Gardens.?ABCD

When you find the arch walk downstream;-

How many supports are there around each stepping stone?E

Jamie's age when he died=?? FG

Final co-ordinates N50 3B. AC(F-G) W003 3F. DG(B-E-F)
PLEASE NOTE- THE STEPS AND STEPPING STONES AREN'T ALWAYS OBVIOUS AFTER HEAVY RAIN SO HAVE THEREFORE MADE THE HINT EASIER. Clues amended 18/04/13 due to erosion of steps!
"Cache placed in accordance with the GAGB Forestry Commission Peninsular District agreement".

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fghzc arne jngre nccebk 12sg.njnl sebz raq bs ynetrfg cvcr.

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)