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REALLY SideTracked - Halkirk

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Hidden : 12/26/2015
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Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Cleverly hidden custom magnetic. This cache is a quick cache and dash heading into Halkirk.

BYOP. There is no need need to climb fences or go onto any property to retrieve this cache. It is accessible from the main road passing place. Log must be signed to claim this cache or entry will be deleted.

Halkirk is known to be Scotland's first planned village and sits just outside Thurso in Caithness. At one time Halkirk housed two distilleries, a Cathedral and a Poorhouse.  Today there are still signs of some of these within the Parish.  In September 1222 a group of husbandmen  forced Bishop Adam of Caithness, into his kitchen where they burned him to death in a vat of fat because of his continually increasing the tax on butter from the impoverished tenants. The station was closed in 1960 as a casualty of the Beeching cuts.

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