On the edge of the Blackdown Hills
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Leave the A30 to the west of Monkton, once over the hump back bridge take a sharp left, your on your own after that but do please drive carefully as the lanes are very narrow. There is a small NT car park N 50° 49.872 W 003° 10.148 The climb to the top is short but quite steep and dogs should be kept on a lead as there are often sheep in the fields
This cache is reached by leaving the car park by the N path. A pleasant uphill walk to N 50° 49.784 W 003° 10.281 Note the interesting plaque on the triangulation stone. There is another interesting commemorative inscription if you enter the beeches through the gate only entrance and go to N 50° 49.750 W 003° 10.262 A stone commemorates the foresight of Rotarians to maintain this lovely hilltop. Now leave the beeches the way you came and look for the gate, its only a short distance to the cache. The 2-litre cache contains some interesting goodies, including Card light, notebook, Chinese man, calculator, pen, pencil sharpener, two rubbers, candle, two pencils and a hanky with sewing kit. An interesting note: - The majority of the beeches were planted in the middle 19th cent. However, there was an earlier plantation in 1804. These were mainly larch with some scots pine, the cost being £5.5.6d There are some leaflets in the cache box about the history of Dumpton Hillfort, do take one to read at your leisure.
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