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South West Coast Path - Virtual Reward

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Hidden : 01/06/2018
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The Cache

NOTE!!! There are TWO waypoints to visit, and they are a long distance apart, please only log a "Found It" if you have visited both locations.

As this is a virtual cache there is no physical cache to find, however, there is a requirement that MUST be fulfilled before a valid 'Found It' log can be made.

To log this cache, you must take a photo of you, or your gpsr at both the listed co-ordinates (N51 12.660 W003 28.417, the start of the path) and the co-ordinates found in the additional waypoint on the cache listing (N50 40.768 W001 57.009, the end of the path). Please include the structure found at each waypoint in your photo. Failure to meet the logging requirements within 7 days of any "found it" log will unfortunately mean that your log will be deleted.

The D/T rating has been set as D1.0 / T1.0, as once you are at each location it will be an easy find and wheelchair accessible, this is only if you take the easy option . If you take the harder option and walk the trail, tell us about your experience in your log, how long did it take you, did you do it solo, in a group?

About The South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles, running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Since it rises and falls with every river mouth, it is also one of the more challenging trails. The total height climbed has been calculated to be 114,931 ft (35,031 m), almost four times the height of Mount Everest. It has been voted 'Britain's Best Walking route' twice in a row by readers of the Ramblers Walk magazine, and regularly features in lists of the world's best walks.

History of The South West Coast Path

The path originated as a route for the Coastguard to walk from lighthouse to lighthouse patrolling for smugglers. They needed to be able to look down into every bay and cove: as a result, the path closely hugs the coast providing excellent views but rarely the most direct path between two points. The South West Coast Path is no longer used by the Coastguard but it has been transformed from a practical defence system into a resource for recreational walkers. The path is covered by England's right-of-way laws, as amended by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, which keep historic footpaths open to the public even when they pass through private property. Sections of the path are maintained by the National Trust, which owns parts of the coast.

The path is a designated National Trail, largely funded by Natural England. It was created in stages, with its final section, Somerset and North Devon, opening in 1978. It is maintained by a dedicated South West Coast Path Team.

The South West Coast Path Association, a registered charity, exists to support the interests of users of the path. The Association was formed in 1973 and since then it has campaigned for improvements to the path and undertakes considerable fundraising to help care for and improve the path. Its services include accommodation guides and completion certificates.

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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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61 Logged Visits

Found it 27     Write note 33     Publish Listing 1     

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