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Traditional Geocache

the end of the road is nigh

A cache by TheManbys Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/27/2013
In Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is a long 8/9 mile round trip. it takes you out onto the moor to some old disused sheilings. not for novice walkers. The cache should be clearly visible under a rock. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE ANY STONES TO LOOK FOR THE CACHE. A stunning spot.

This is a lovely spot out on the moor down a track accessible by tractor or 4 x 4. Its also a lovely walk with lots of wildlife and birds to be seen.
Its often very waterlogged so wellies are recommended in winter. 
The end of the track are some disused sheilings. some with visible alcoves and fireplaces still in tact sitting quietly by the river.
a stunning spot. 
should be easily visible if in the right spot.YOU DO NOT NEED TO MOVE ANY STONES/ROCKS FROM ANY WALLS TO FIND THE CACHE. please leave the cache clearly visible under the rock to prevent damage to the structures.
In the past the crofters' cattle were taken away from the villages and out onto the moorland pasture in the centre of the islands for the summer months. Due to the distances involved, the older generations and children would walk the animals out in May and then take up residence in small stone and turf bothies out on the moor called sheilings, only permenantly returning to the villages in August. The middle generation mainly stayed in the villages to work and tend crops. Throughout the summer, when necessary, supplies would be carried between the villages and the sheilings on foot.

This transhumance more or less died out in the 1950s but their time on the sheilings in the interior of the moor is remembered with great fondness and nostalgia by the generation who spent their childhood summers there. Although many sheilings have now fallen into ruin, others have been maintained or quietly restored, while in some areas new sheilings have been built on the original sites. Many people still use their family sheilings not out of practical necessity but as a place of peace and tranquillity, for holidays, or to rest for a time.
 
a small box with a few swappables and log book.

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Last Updated: on 2/3/2017 5:32:05 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:32 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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