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Thornproof: I think the time has come to archive this cache. I'm no longer in South Wales often enough to mainatin it, given its tendency to be muggled. I hope someone else will find a better spot on the Billy Wynt and set another cache as the view is definitely worth the walk.


Billy Wynt

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Hidden : 11/6/2004
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Billy Wynt is a regular cache hidden near the path to Hen Felin Wynt.

Hen Felin Wynt

On a high hill beside the town of Llantrisant can be seen a stone tower known locally as the “Billy Wynt”. It is the remains of a 13th Century windmill. The windmill is said to have been destroyed during a battle in the middle ages. By the early 19th Century the tower was in ruins and in 1893 it was restored as a folly. Today the path up to the Billy Wynt is a popular local walk and on a clear day the views from the top extend as far as the Brecon Beacons.

The closest car parking is at N51 32.458 W003 22.643 Ignore what looks like the obvious path on to the hill, as this is a private road to a house. Walk downhill, right along the front of the row of cottages known as Heol Y Graig and through the kissing gate on to the hillside path.

The path is fairly steep in places and not really suitable for toddlers and push chairs. There is another car park in the middle of the town. It’s less than half a mile from the nearer parking spot to the cache.

It’s well worth going the extra few yards to explore the Billy Wynt itself after you’ve found the cache.

More information about Llantrisant can be found at

The cache is a camouflaged 1 litre plastic box. It can be found without leaving the path.

The cache contents are mainly items with a Welsh theme including:

Log book and pencil
Welsh Dragon cross stitch kit
Leek fridge magnet
Spinning top
Welsh farm animals book
Museum of Welsh Life pencil
Museum of Welsh Life rubber

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx haqre gur fznyy ebpxl bhgpebc orfvqr gur cngu

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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