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Maen y Clochydd Virtual Cache

Hidden : 07/18/2022
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Geocache Description:

This is a Virtual Cache – No container with a log book to sign but, instead, you need to complete a task in the cache page for logging requirements. If I don't receive answers to comply with the log, the log entry will be removed.

Maen y Clochydd - The Ringer's Stone

This is a very dear to us place. We visit it many times thought the year. When we received this virtual reward, we're very excited to invite our geocaching friends to visit it too.

Maen y Clochydd

Carved in Welsh slate by Den Dearnley, this sculpture illustrates the legend of the kingdom of Cantre'r Gwaelod, which was lost to the sea, and reminds us of the submerged prehistoric forest on the foreshore between Borth and Ynyslas.

Looking towards the sea through the hole at the top, you can see the waves crashing on the shore and think of the great forest and submerged kingdom that stretched far out to the horizon. At low tides of below 1m you can walk among these preserved trees.

The test is translation of J. J. Williams' poem Clychau Cantre'r Gwarlod:

"Under the sea and waves
Lie many a fair city"

The ringing of the bell acts as tribute to all those lost to the sea and is a reminder to be ever watchful of our present environment.


This is a virtual cache

There is no physical container or log book to sign, to log it, you need to complete a task.

To log this cache:

  1. Post a photo proof of the visit. Your face doesn't have to be in the photo but, ideally, something unique to you – geotag, your dog, or GPS for example.
  2. Message me through the Geocaching HQ’s Message Center and Email system:
    • What illustration is on the stone? Is it the same on both languages, Welsh and English? What is it?
    • At the waypoint 2 – message me the date on the stone

Please do not post answers in the log, use message centre to send them to me.

Borth Coastal Defence Scheme

Virtual Rewards 3.0 - 2022-2023

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2023. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 3.0 on the Geocaching Blog.

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