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05 Cliff Walk Series - Julskatten
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This is number five of a series of ten Geocaches placed along the Cliff Walk between Bray & Greystones. The cache was orginally placed by kimitski in December 2005. Julskatten means The Christmas Treasure.
The Greystones to Bray Cliff Walk is a beautiful scenic walk that meanders along the east coast of Wicklow between Greystones & Bray. The walk is approxmatly 6K in legnth and is level most of the way. End to end the walk should take approximatly two hours to complete. The walk can be either started at Greystones Harbour, or from Bray at the southern end of the promanade. At the end of the walk you can get the train back to your starting point.
The Cliff Walk was initaly developed in the 1840’s to facailate access for materials and workers to the cliff face during the construction of the railway between Bray & Greystones. Lord Meath provided the route along the Cliff Walk to the railway company for free as he didn't want the alternative route to devide his land. As a reault, this streach of railway is one of the most expensive in Ireland due to the engineering complexatly required to build it.
At the site of GC43 lies the ruins of Lord Meath’s Lodge. At the lodge there was a toll gate and the public was charged a penny for entry. The cliff walk was closed each Friday when it was reserved for Lord Meath’s own use. Just past Lord Meath’s Lodge is an area called the Brady Hole, which was cave notorious for smugglers.
As well as the beautiful scenary the Cliff Walk is home to different types of seabirds and various types of colourful wildflowers. Dolphins, black harbour porpoises and basking sharks are known to swim in the waters around the Cliff off of Bray Head.
Here is a complete list of the caches in this series:
There are also a number of caches along the walk that are not part of the series:
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Last Updated: on 3/18/2018 10:45:21 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:45 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum