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Quarryman & The Monkey Puzzle Tree Letterbox Hybrid

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Geocache Description:

Quarryman's trail to the Bryneglwys slate quarry, Snowdonia.

Allow 2 hours to explore along the old horse drawn track ways and wagon inclines, returning alongside the fast flowing Nant Gwernol (Alder stream) distance 3 miles, height gained 700ft.
An easy walk with a just few short mildly strenuous sections.

In the letterbox hybrid cache will be found a unique rubber stamp NOT FOR SWAP
Please remember to bring along an ink pad and paper if you wish to take an impression .

For your safety please do not cross any fences or enter any underground workings.

Best parking N52 38.638 W003 57.354 is in the village of Abergynolwyn (Mouth of the river with whirlpool)
Take the footpath for the Nant Gwernol Station, terminus of the Talyllyn Railway, one of the “Great Little Trains of Wales”

From the buffers , take the incline path to the Alltwylit winding house...... The "Tal-y-Llyn Adventure" cache GC1E84 is close-by.
Continue the trail marked with purple blazed posts which climbs to the quarry at the head of the valley.
From the Monkey Puzzle Tree N52 37.810 W003 56.048 take the Cwm cwm incline to be on the correct quarry level for the cache.

For magnetic compass the clues are as follows :-
Monkey Puzzle Tree below 322.5*
Water powered chain hoist 110.5*

Have fun!

Your return route is on the opposite side of the valley!
Take the forestry road across the quarry which later joins a surfaced road.
At a kissing gate (signed Gorsaf /Station) access the forest below for a delightful river side walk with its pools and tumbling waterfalls.

“Not many people know that"
The stories of “Thomas The Tank Engine” and his friends at the Skarloey Railway are based on the real life experience of it’s auther the Rev.W. Awdry, a volunteer at the Talyllyn Railway .

The Monkey Puzzle Tree?.... it marks the spot of a prehistoric stone circle removed for quarry workings.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)