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A Fine Pair # 589 ~ Carlops Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 05/26/2016
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Number 589 in a series of caches where a red telephone box is in close proximity to a post box. The only rules are that they have to be able to be photographed together, be not more than 100’ apart and the phone boxes have to be red.

A nice and quick cache and dash in the village of Carlops, Scottish Borders.

A Fine Pair cache exhibits locations where there is a ​red phone box and a Royal Mail pillar box. One such example is here in Carlops, across the road from the Allan Ramsay Hotel. Beside it also stands a bus shelter and a gritbin.

Carlops is a small village in the Pentland Hills, in the Scottish Borders, close to the boundary with Midlothian.

The village was founded in 1784 and developed cotton weaving, coalmining and limestone mining.

The name derives from "Witches' Leap" (Scots: "Carlins Lowp") as near the south of the village there are two exposed rock faces about 20 metres in height facing each other with a similar distance between them. Folklore maintained that witches would leap from one face to the other, over the chasm, for entertainment of an evening.

You will need a pen and tweezers for this cache. It is a magnetic nano. Parking available along the village at the Carline's Loup cache (GC1QXXX). Stealth is required.

The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum but is now managed by mattd2k.

If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own please do. I would just ask that you first visit to request a number to avoid any duplication.

mattd2k also keeps a public Bookmark List of this series. Once your cache is published please contact him via to have yours added.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onpx bs gur fznyyre erq guvat.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)