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3, Hennock Trail "Airshaft"

A cache by dartymoor Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/17/2012
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A few steps off the path towards the safely-fenced airshaft.

This shaft joins a horizontal adit below which is driven in from the tramway down the hill where the adit emerges. There are several other fenced airshafts here, and several sinkholes where stopes and adits have collapsed below.

Next: Follow the path onwards and downwards to #4.

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: All sites comply with Dartmoor's Geocaching Code as well as the Forestry Commissions' Guidelines. At no point do you need to take more than four steps from the public footpath or road. Most are "Small" sizes, with a few Film Pots only where necessary.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gjb srrg bss gur tebhaq va gur phc bs n 5-gehaxrq orrpu gerr.

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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