From the M5, and indeed from everywhere within a huge radius, Ashclyst Forest can be seen on top of its hill, and Sprydon Beacon is the topmost part of that hill. From a distance the huge trees can be seen extending much higher than the canopy of the rest of the forest.
Who wouldn't want to climb them?!
To claim this cache, submit a picture of you at the Sprydon Beacon name sign in the car park, and ideally submit a picture of you at the top of one of the trees though this is by no means a requirement! The main trees are all in excess of 25m and they each pose their own particular challenges - especially the redwoods, with their downward-sloping limbs. From the top, of course, you can see so far that if you look through powerful enough binoculars you can see the back of your own head.
Virtual Reward - 2017/2018
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.
KING OF THE SWINGERS caches, in approximate order of difficulty: