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Fort Series - Fort Houmet Herbe

A cache by The Vlad Pack Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/16/2014
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This series is designed to encourage local or visiting cachers to explore and discover the mighty and fascinating fortification remains that are dotted around Alderney’s majestic coastline.

Any exploration should be done with great caution. That said, these cache locations are not too outrageous: The Vlads have been frequenting these spots for years with very little trouble.


Fortification Series – Fort Houmet Herbe

One of four small Forts defending the French-facing coast of Alderney (along with Forts Raz, Quesnard and Hommeaux Florains), Fort Houmet Herbe stands proudly out in the sea. Finished in 1854, this was the only fort on the island where one officer was in charge at any one time. At low tide, you can see the remains of a causeway, which can be followed some of the way before you will have to scramble over some rocks and hoik yourself up into the fort. The fort is now empty and derelict, but great fun to explore, which is recommended, as this is one of our favourite forts. Watch out for the tides, and bring your own pen.

(Enter this fort at your own risk. This is the only cache in this series that is actually inside of a derelict fortification, and as such, you need to take care more than the others. In the extremely unlikely event of an accident, you will be the only person held accountable. This disclaimer s only as a caution, because really, it's a very safe place if you are sensible, which we know you all are. Thanks. Happy Caching.)

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