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Little Bridges # 1157 Prince Hall Rocks

A cache by Dartmoor Dave Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/20/2016
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2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

I had no idea this bridge existed (it is not marked on the OS map) until I came upon it whilst exploring a new area of Dartmoor almost a year ago. I placed the cache then, but have only just revisited to check on it and now to get it published.

This bridge over the Blackbrook River was built for fisherman to enable them to cross the river whilst fishing the nearby West Dart. The cache is on the south side of the river which doesn't need to be crossed if you are approaching from that direction.

The coordinates are for the centre of the bridge and to find the cache you will need to count some very simple parts of the bridge.

  1. How many horizontal planks are there on the top level of the bridge = PQ
  2. How many vertical poles are there supporting the handrail = R
  3. How many horizontal poles are there supporting the bridge itself = S

The cache can be found at N 50° 32.(P*Q-3)(P)(R-1) W 003° 57.(S-P-1)(R+1)(S+1)

I would like to thank the Dartmoor National Park Authority for their kind permission to place this cache, which has been placed according to the geocaching guidelines.

The Little Bridges series was started by Stanthews in 2009 to highlight small footbridges in remote parts of Wiltshire. Since then the series has been expanded by others all over the country and starting to spread fast, Damian from Winter Foxes has created and updates a list of cachers who has found 10 or more little bridges and can be found here, if you would like to add to the series, please contact Stan on and he will give you a number for your bridge, to qualify, the bridge must be a foot bridge too small for vehicles, please make sure your title exactly matches “Little Bridges # xx then name” including spaces so it will get picked up and added to Damian’s list.

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