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Dartmoor Mega Challenge

A cache by Dartmoor Dave Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/27/2012
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Geocache Description:

In order to qualify for this challenge cache you will need to visit every part of the Dartmoor National Park and to find (or own) 70 caches.

The Dartmoor National Park has been divided into 70 4km squares (with smaller and irregular areas at the edges) and you need to find (or own) a cache in each of these squares or areas.

The following rules apply:

  1. Caches must be Found in 2012 or later
  2. Caches must be of type Traditional or Letterbox Hybrid
  3. Caches owned by you and which were Published in 2012 or later also qualify for this challenge, but they must be available at the time you log your find
  4. Archived or disabled caches OWNED by you DO NOT qualify
  5. If a qualifying cache FOUND by you has been disabled or archived, this will still qualify as this is beyond your control
  6. The boundary of the Park is as shown on OS Map OL28
  7. Caches must not have been placed on any road or verge of any road that marks the boundary of the Park (eg A30, A38, A386, etc)
  8. The CO of this cache will be the sole judge of which caches qualify
  9. To log a find you must publish a Bookmark List of your qualifying caches
  10. You can log a find on this cache on the same trip that you complete your qualification, but you cannot count this cache as one of the 70.

You do NOT need to register to take part in this challenge. However, it would be very helpful if you can add this cache to your watchlist, so that if I need to make any announcement you will see it.

Restricting qualifying caches to those found in 2012 or later attempts to set a level playing field for everybody attempting to qualify for this challenge. Caches found prior to 2012 DO NOT qualify.

The map above shows the location of the 70 squares and areas. Each area is labelled with the 4 digit OS grid reference of the south west corner of the square. The suffix indicates that each square is 16 square km.

I would like to thank Phil of the LympstoneBogtrotters for the inspiration for this cache.

Phil has kindly offered to maintain a Bookmark List of the qualifying caches for this challenge cache.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although this cache is not within a Military Range where live firing occurs, some of the caches you need to find will be. You must check out the Firing Notices before entering any 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.

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

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