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Little Bridges # 1535 River Lyd, Lichway

A cache by Dartmoor Dave Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/22/2018
2.5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The Lichway or Lych Way, also known as the Corpse Road or the Way of the Dead, is a track starting from Bellever and ending at Lydford. It is the route used up until the mid 13th century for the transportation of the dead from the eastern side of the moor for burial at Lydford, as that was the location of the parish church. After this period permission was granted for burials to take place at Widecombe. This cache is near the western end of the Lichway, close to Lydford.

  • How many horizontal planks are there on the top level of the bridge = AB
  • How many letters in the word on the north end of the bridge = C
  • How many letters in the words on the gate at the south end of the bridge = DE

The cache can be found at N 50° 38.(A+D)(B-E)(C-A-B) W 4° 06.D(E-D)(B+C-D)

Checksum A+B+C+D+E = 18

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. There is a stats listing run by Bloodsock, so you can see how many Little Bridges you have found, you can find it 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 # xxxx then the name” including spaces so it will get picked up and added to stats list.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs gur arnerfg gerr gb gur tngr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)