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The Devils Jump

A cache by George&Mildred Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/5/2004
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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This is a traditional ammo box cache  placed in Maulden, Bedfordshire.

Maulden may be a village but there are a lot of interesting places to visit.

The church of St Mary the Virgin, which dates, back to the 14th century was rebuilt in 1858. The churchyard, which features a mausoleum, has many fine trees including redwood, Corsican pine and lime.

The church Meadow that has always been closely associated with village life. In mediaeval times a manorial home farm stood on the southern part of the meadow, and farm buildings remained here until the mid-nineteenth century. The meadow has probably been grazed since mediaeval times, and this management has kept the meadow floristically rich - it is essential for the survival of the wildflowers that grazing continues.

You can get to this cache from several directions all by public footpath except from the direction of the church but it is a well-used footpath by locals.

My father informs me that many years ago the place the cache is hidden was known as the Devil’s jump but he cannot tell me the reason why, so if anyone knows I would be very interested.

I reccommend you try and find My Birth Place before you find Devil’s Jump, you will see why, if you have not already found it.

This is an excellent night cache!!! If you dare. House of Boo found the following out about the rock, It has also been claimed it is sandstone but i noticed it was rusty and hence contained ferrous material and this is not normal for sandstone, Anyway i prefer the "local folklaw" The Times & Citizen leads with a report about a huge rock lying in a crater in Maulden, which is being examined to see whether it might be a meteorite. This rock has been shrouded in folklore for hundreds of years is being examined by scientists from the Natural History Museum in London. A local resident claims that it has been known as the Devil's Rock for at least two hundred years and that when he was a child he was told that if people ran round it one thousand times the devil would come out and chase them!

 

 

 

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