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ryme-intrinseca: Sadly time to archive this one. I've been in touch with Matrix, who has maintained it for us since we left Swansea, but apparently there is still work going on in the area.

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Mine, all Mine - Dunvant, Swansea

Hidden : 4/24/2005
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

G:UK cache rating

This cache is located in Dunvant, Swansea.


The 1.5 terrain rating given refers to the path to the cache – if you decide to explore beyond, the terrain is more tricky, with smaller paths, hidden tree roots, etc.


Park in the car park close to Dunvant Square (N51º 37.535, W004 º 01.893) – or, for anyone (like myself!) who can’t drive, take the bus from Swansea City Centre to Dunvant Square.

From the car park, walk along the cycle path towards Gowerton (North East). About 0.2 miles along the path is a bridge over the stream to the right – take this path, and follow it around to the right: the path passes within ten feet of the cache site. The area is popular with dog walkers, so please be discreet.

Because of tree cover and the nearby hills, GPS cover can be patchy, especially in the last 20ft or so before the cache. Therefore please feel free to use the clue given below.

Although the cache is located close to the path, it is worth exploring a little further if you have time. Dunvant, like much of South Wales, has a history of coal mining. About 100m past the cache site is an old tunnel which was used to transport carts through the hill. Around the cache area itself is the remains of an old brickworks and a large pond.

A few warnings: the path can be a bit muddy in the winter months. If you have children with you and explore the woodland beyond, keep them close by at all times as there are still remains of high walls and air vents from the brickworks.

When we set the cache in Spring 2005, the tunnel was open (see photo). However, it has since been closed off as it is home to a bat colony. The brickworks are still accessible though.

Note addded 22-11-2006: Thank you very much to Matrix, who has offered to maintain this cache for us from now on - we are moving away from Swansea.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[This clue will give the site away completely!] Jurer gur cngu qvivqrf, gnxr gur evtug-unaq sbex. Ybbx oruvaq gur ovttrfg gerr arkg gb gur oevpx jnyy ba gur evtug.

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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