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Heads of the Rivers Trek - No 12 Maiden Hill

A cache by Dartmoor Dave Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/19/2011
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Heads of the Rivers Trek aka Walk on the Wild Side - The Sequel!

A trek of approx 11 miles around the heads of some of Dartmoor's greatest rivers. See the Tavy, West Dart, Walkham and Cowsic Rivers as little more than trickles.

Plan your route carefully around the bogs to find 16 caches, including 2 bonuses.


Heads of the Rivers Trek - No 12 Maiden Hill

An easy walk up from Cowsic Head brings you to the top of Maiden Hill. Look out for Beardown Man to your left on the other side of the river valley. I could almost say "It's all downhill from here", but I would be lying! Another difficult hide, so another hint and spoiler.

This cache may contain part coordinates for the bonus cache: Heads of the Rivers Trek - Inward Bonus

Next cache in this series: Heads of the Rivers Trek - No 13 Conies Down Tor

IMPORTANT NOTE: Most of the caches in this series are within the Merrivale 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 metal objects, they may be unexploded devices.
Click here to check out the FIRING NOTICES

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. (You won't need to scuba dive, rock climb, kayak or swim! But DO keep an eye out for Dartmoor's bogs )

I would like to thank the Dartmoor National Park Authority for their kind permission to allow me to place this series of caches.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va n ubyr va n tenffl onax

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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