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Rippon Tor Ramble 5 - Seven Lords Lands

Hidden : 08/27/2014
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is one of a series of caches on a walk of around 4 miles in the Rippon Tor area.  Most of the walk is on moorland path/track and a little alongside the road. Please use the clearer paths rather than cutting across the gorse and bracken.

Please be aware of livestock and take care crossing the road to this cache.


When you go through the large gate before going towards the cache if you follow the wall along in the corner you can see Stittleford's Cross, a boundary stone marking the bounds of the Manor of Dunstone in Widecombe parish. The engraved RM stands for Rawlin Mallock, a late eighteenth century Lord of the Manor of Dunstone. To get to the cache head to the guide post marker stone near the cattle grid sign and then follow the path keeping the wall to your right. The letters on the granite pillar represent the places that the side of the stone faces - Bovey Tracey, Ashburton, and Manaton or Moretonhampstad.

On the way to this cache you will see the Seven Lords' Land - a prehistoric barrow - a burial place dating back to the Bronze Age. It got its name from being the central point of the boundaries of seven local manors such as Ilsington, Blackslade/Dunstone and Natsworthy in medieval times.

Please replace in its correct position.Thank you.

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 and 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 their geocaching guidelines.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Abg znal cynprf vg pna or! Cyrnfr ercynpr va vgf pbeerpg cbfvgvba. Gunaxf.

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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