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Rippon Tor Ramble 4 - Under Rippon Tor

A cache by dartmoor strider Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/10/2014
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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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.


Head to the summit of Rippon Tor.


There are fantastic views from Rippon Tor on a clear day down to the coastline of Torbay in one direction and expanses of moorland in the other.There are some cairns of and a trig point. Just below the summit on the north west slopes there is a recumbent granite cross cut out of the bed rock - maybe to keep away the evil spirits from the nearby ancient graves or as a memorial to someone? There is also an almost circular piece of granite intended for the base of a cheese press. You can also find HAYTOR VIEWS (1) - RIPPON TOR (GC11KHY) if you haven't already done so whilst you are here.


After admiring the views and exploring the tor follow the clear path down towards the cache and then to the little gate that leads to Hemsworthy Gate.

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)

Gevpxl npprff!

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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