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This cache has been archived.

Dartmoor Dave: This was one of my earlier caches when I was a bit naive and assumed that others would enjoy a field puzzle with a few twists and turns [;)]! However, apart from the obvious regulars there has been little interest and I am archiving it to make room for 31 caches in the new Skir Hill Trail series [:D]! I expect there will be more finds on those caches on the first day than there have been on this in over 3 years [:O]!

If anybody has started this series and had hoped to complete it, please do contact me.


Dartmoor Red Herring Trail

A cache by Dartmoor Dave Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/23/2011
3.5 out of 5
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Complete this multi-cache and you can log 3 different caches. Each of these 3 caches has its own log book. There is a Final cache at the end of the trail, a Bonus cache (you need to collect codes from some of the waypoint caches) and the Crossroads cache part way round the trail.

Please DO NOT log this cache as found until you have found the cache which is clearly shown as the "Final Cache" and signed the log book.

This is a multi-cache with a twist or two (or three), along the banks of the O Brook and around the Horse Ford crossing of the river.

This cache is particularly suitable for families or groups of cachers, but of course can easily be achieved by a solo cacher.

Please note: River (and leat) crossings are needed to complete this cache so care must be taken. I have set the cache during the winter and have crossed the river easily each time at the coordinates I have given. At this point the river branches into two so there are two crossing points. In the summer I would imagine it is easy to cross the river at many other places.

A first time for me - I am providing two spoiler photos . But I am not going to tell you where they are needed . I think you will discover that for yourself .

Please leave all the waypoint caches exactly as you found them and please do not remove the coordinates for the next stage.

Please do not leave any clues in your logs about this cache, but your comments are always appreciated.

For further information on the Bonus cache please see: Dartmoor Red Herring Trail - Bonus Cache

For further information on the Crossroads cache please see: Dartmoor Red Herring Trail - Crossroads Cache

I would like to thank the Dartmoor National Park Authority for their kind permission to place this cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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