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Holme Crag Windermere on Water (Cumbria)

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Hidden : 4/11/2006
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Geocache Description:

In a National Trust field at Waterhead, south of Ambleside, Cumbria, beside A591 road. Near a very popular walk and busy road. So discretion needed.
Cache was muggled early August 2006 and compromised November 2010. New hiding place, new co-ordinates, same views. Can be found in snow.


This is one of a series of geocaches put out for the Windermere on Water event taking place over weekend of June 7/8 2008. A simple easy cache to find to encourage people to find more. This series of caches can be reached by boat, bike or on foot. Water users will be able to get the closest to this cache before leaving their transport.

Here are some suggestions for cache dashers.
Park at Stagshaw Gardens. Parking with Honesty Box. Walk down the drive. On reaching A591 main arterial road you have a dilemma.
A) Straight across the road and climb the fence or gate and give caching a bad name. Follow GPSr. Avoid barbed wire?
B) Turn left (south) walk along pavement to corner of field where it meets woodland. Enter field by wooden stile. Follow GPSr. WM5702
C) Turn right (north) walk along pavement to Waterhead Marine. Enter field through stone stile in slate wall at corner of field. Follow GPSr.
D) From Stagshaw parking, walk part way down drive to rough lane on north side. Emerge from rough lane at Waterhead Marine. Cross road to stone stile in corner of field. Follow GPSr.
To get back, follow B C or D route.

For a leisurely walk one evening. Park at hidden road Additional Waypoint. Walk through Waterhead along the shore side pavement, continue through grounds of YHA (big black gated road) to Waterhead Marine. Enter field and follow GPSr. Return via Stagshaw gardens.

Windermere lake is a public highway, subject to rules of the road and rules of navigation at sea, with few public access points. Waterhead is one of them. Speed limit on lake is 10 mph, with 6 mph in Waterhead basin. Lake has its own bye-laws available from LDNPA.
Download multiple waypoints with GRABBER page.
When you fill in log book, feel free to describe your methods of transport used to reach this cache.

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None of above contents are swaps.
There is room for trading items.

Pay and Display Parking and Toilets
at Waterhead LDNP car park N 54 25.278 W 02 57.755

Please re-hide so not obvious something is there.

Slipway at Waterhead Marine (former filling station) and another opposite LDNP car park Waterhead Ambleside. Both chargeable unless you can launch off a jetty. If you can carry your craft try launching off beach in Borrans Park at head of lake.

Hidden free parking at N 54 25.354 W 02 57.799 for geocachers in the know.

Afterwards visit Stagshaw Gardens. Plenty of cafes and hotels in Waterhead.

Fell top weather forecast

Please follow the:

Congratulations to Jules123 on June 25, 2006 for FTF by sail boat, as part of WOW event.

Well done to HydrogenMan on May 1 2006 for FTF (Furthest to find) up till now :_0

Congratulations to Roboes on May 7 2006 for FTF by canoe :-)

Congratulations to The Bean Family for FTF.

Re-hide so not obvious.

Things to remove from a cache and not to swap in the first instance. Food stuff, sweets, batteries, coins, plasters (Band-Aid) anything in a sachet, anything liquid, marker pens.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

gerr obyr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



  • OLD SPOILER Not here any moreAfter muggle BBQ, some of hiding place was thrown on fire. Then later cache was muggled completely early August 2006. Rehidden in new place.

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