Need a break from puzzle caches, hours spent on the Internet or looking for Red Herrings?
Want to get out on to the moor and do some real walking?
Then this is the series of caches for you!
There are 14 caches which can be found on a single walk of a minimum of 13 miles (and in reality will be between 14 and 15 miles) and which will take you into the deepest and wildest part of Dartmoor! 12 caches are traditional caches, the other two are bonus caches - one to be found on your outward trek, the other on your return trek.
The challenge is to travel to these remote locations, rather than to search for hours finding each cache (you won't have the time anyway) so, surprise, surprise, I am including a spoiler photo for every cache!
Plus, of course, all are proper caches with no micros and no gorse bushes!
These caches don't all have to be done on the same day, and you don't have to start at the parking place indicated, but if you want to find both bonuses you need to find the caches in the numbered order.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to complete this series of caches you will need to enter the Okehampton Military Range where live firing occurs. You must check out the Firing Notices before entering the range. DO NOT ENTER THE RANGE WHEN THE RED FLAGS ARE FLYING. Never pick up any objects, they may be unexploded devices.
Click here to check out the FIRING NOTICES
Please also note: None of the caches are located within the Merrivale Range and you can complete this series even when the Merrivale Range is active. However several caches are close to the Merrivale Range and care must be taken not to wander into the range when it is active.
The weather on Dartmoor can change suddenly and unexpectedly and ALL types of weather conditions can be experienced. Please ensure that you have the correct clothing and map & compass (and know how to use them). Please do NOT rely solely on your GPS.
Each cache has been rated individually up to a maximum terrain rating of 4.5. (I still don't consider that any normal location on Dartmoor deserves a 5 for terrain.)
Walk on the Wild Side - No 1 Powder Mills
This is a simple cache to get you started and is not near any of the military ranges. Only 0.7 miles to get here.
This cache contains part coordinates for the bonus cache: Walk on the Wild Side Outward Bonus
I would like to thank the Dartmoor National Park Authority for their kind permission to allow me to place this cache.