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Tranquil Bridgwater & Taunton Canal

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Hidden : 5/8/2004
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a short (about 500m) level canal-side walk from Lower Maunsel Lock on the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, which could be muddy after heavy rain. The cache is a cylindrical plastic container (about 500ml).

Compared to other canals the Bridgwater & Taunton is short at just 14.5 miles (23.3km). The entire length is easily navigable by boat, on foot and by bicycle. It is possible to cycle along the canal towpath for most of its length but you can't cycle right up to the cache location because at that point the cycle route is along a country lane parallel to the canal.

The canal was opened in 1827 and was used mainly for the transportation of coal, timber and limestone, which was carried in barges and small tub boats. Commercial traffic ceased in 1907. Restoration started in 1980 and was completed in 1995.

There is a car park at Lower Maunsel Lock Canal Centre, N51° 03.800' W 002° 59.340' (ST 30795 29805), which is signposted from the A361 Taunton to Street road, to the east of Durston. It's about a mile to the car park along a narrow lane - keep following the signs. At the Canal Centre there are picnic tables, toilets (inc. disabled) open from 1000-dusk, and a tea shop, opening hours vary according to season.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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