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Steeperton Brook

A cache by Dartmoor Dave Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/30/2013
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A traditional cache placed in a remote Dartmoor location on the banks of Steeperton Brook.

Steeperton Brook is a tributary of the River Taw and has its head below Hangingstone Hill a kilometre to the south of the cache.  This is a delightful spot as the stream tumbles down between rocks below Steeperton Tor. The OS map indicates both a blowing house and a tinners hut at this point on the stream, but I could only see the very well preserved remains of the tinners hut.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This cache is located in the Okehampton 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 objects, they may be unexploded devices.

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 place this cache, which has been placed according to the new geocaching guidelines.

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