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Mull:The Ross:Pottie

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Hidden : 03/21/2014
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Pottie

Follow the road from Fionnphort  past Fidden Farm, where the road turns a corner past a house on the left walk through a gate and follow the track past ruined houses towards rocky granite hills surrounded by woodland.


At the start of this track is the remains of a black house dating from the first half of the 19th Century and is built form granite stone. The house was divided into two by a wooden partition.  Immediately to the east of the cottage is evidence of lazy beds, with a low turf wall enclosing it. The hills nearby were often used as hiding places for fugitives. One such fugitive was Duncan MacKechnie, a local man accused of stealing and slaughtering sheep who is thought to have hidden out in the caves in the wooded hill area.

This route forms part of a circular walk, for more details see the booklet ‘Discover the Ross...Fidden and Poit na h-I – A Guide to Walks in the District of Fidden’ available locally from the Ross of Mull Historical Centre in Bunessan, or the Ferry Shop in Fionnphort.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ba gbc bs tenavgr obhyqre haqre n gerr ebbg.

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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