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The Killy Willy Cache

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Hidden : 3/6/2005
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Geocache Description:

Ilston is one of the oldest villages on the Gower Peninsula. It is also one of the most tranquil. The hamlet is tucked amidst a beautifully wooded valley, through which runs the gently meandering stream known as the Killy-Willy.

From the Gower Inn car park an excellent walk can be undertaken by following the stream all the way to St. Illtyd's church in the tiny village of Ilston. This walk also passes the remains of Wales' first Baptist Chapel. The ruins are celebrated by a commemorative plaque which was unveiled by Lloyd George in 1928.

The easiest way to get to the Gower Inn is to follow the signs for Swansea Airport and continue along the road until you reach the Gower Inn on your right hand side. There are plenty of car park spaces at the far end, which is where the walk along Islton Valley begins but it's now a pay and display car park which is £1 for 3 hours.

Follow the path, or the stream, from the left hand corner of the car park and very soon you will come across the first of several bridges along the route. To the right you will see the remains of the Baptist Chapel and during Spring and early Summer the smell of the wild garlic is everywhere. Depending on the route you take (they all end up in the same place), you will cross another three or four bridges before getting very close to the cache!

From the car park to the cache is approximately 0.55 of a mile.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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