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Craggis of Gorgin

A cache by Haggis Hunter Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/13/2004
In Southern Scotland, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


There are 3 reasons why I have chosen this site.

1. It has a great view of the whole of Edinburgh.

2. There is a trigpoint in close proximity to the cache. Good if you are a member of Trigpointinguk.com. Which is Geocachinguk.com’s sister site.

3. It has a history going back to the Iron age.

During the 13th century this hill was known as Craggis of Gorgin. It is now known as Wester Craiglockhart Hill

Lying 2½ miles (4 km) south west of central Edinburgh, Wester Craiglockhart Hill rises to 175m (575 feet). Today it is occupied almost entirely by the larger part of the Craiglockhart Golf Course, with the Craiglockhart Campus of Napier University (previously the Craiglockhart College of Education, but built as the Craiglockhart Hydropathic Institution), occupying its western flank. On the summit there are the remains of an Iron-Age fort, but its structure was largely obliterated when gun emplacements were built on the hill during the First World War. The hill has a known history of nearly 800 years. To learn more about the history of the hill click on my users web page at the top of this page.

Please stick to the paths, the cache is located within close proximity to the trig pillar.

Please ensure that you hide it again properly, Thank You.

This is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a registered Ancient Monument, therefore this cache is placed with full knowledge and permission from the Natural Heritage Service, City of Edinburgh Council.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgnaq vafvqr gur byq tha rzcynprzrag snpvat gur gevt cbvag, ybbx sbe n ynetr rzorqqrq fgbar jvgu n tnc haqrearngu vg.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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