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1, Hennock Trail "Start" Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 06/17/2012
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

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NEXT: Follow the track down for 100yards then turn off, following the finger sign, across the Beaden Brook footbridge. Following the signs. You may wish to collect the two other Geocaches along the way to #2 once over the bridge.

NOTE: There is a pleasant detour available by turning left once over the brook which takes you in front of three grilled-off adits and remains of wooden launders from Great Rock Mine.

Extra! GPS reception is poor on much of this walk - thick tree cover, steep valleys and high iron content in the geology(?!) seem to affect coordinates, therefore the clues are clear and detailed! You'll be lucky to keep phone signal for the whole walk too!

THE WALK: A clockwise walk of around 3.5 miles around the Parish of Hennock including some of its mining heritage comprising of 17 relatively low-stealth Geocaches, over a mixture of forest walks, the Village and Pub, a muddy and rocky trail and a quiet country lane. Some nice views across the Teign Valley to Haldon. Most caches have space for plenty of swaps but few initially placed.

GOING: Parts of this walk will be muddy, steep and hard going.

PARKING: Free limited parking Waymarked from #1 and #8, as well as on-street parking in the Village.

SUITABILITY: Dogs (there are no stiles!) and older kids fine, but keep control of both! There are some uncapped mineshafts away from the paths in Beadon Copse. Much of this path will be very unsuitable for wheelchairs or prams, although some individual caches can be grabbed from the road.

CACHES: Cache placed in accordance with the GAGB Forestry Commission Peninsular District agreement

PLEASE be a little more inventive with your logs than "TFTC!" Most of the enjoyment I get out of placing caches is hearing your stories as you go around the trail - and will ensure I keep placing them!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)