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Bass Rock Windermere on Water (Cumbria)

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Hidden : 4/27/2006
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Size: Size: small (small)

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A pleasant easy journey along unsurfaced track beside lake, popular with families with strollers. Multiply accessible for walkers, bikers, horse riders and boats as National Trust land. Car access possible but private track. Can be found in snow. Boat access possible hence attribute. When I originally placed this GC there were no brambles and the tree trunks were newly cut. This was an open area with all cut tree trunks visible. Nowadays just follow the cachers trail.

This is one of a series of geocaches put out for the annual Windermere on Water event, which first took place over the weekend of June 24/5 2006. This is an easy cache to find hopefully to encourage people to find other caches.

It can be reached by boat, bike or on foot. Water users and cyclists will be able to get the closest before leaving their transport. When you fill in log book, please feel free to describe methods of transport used to find cache.

Free parking There was free parking at National Trust car park Red Nab, or National Trust at Ash Landing or free parking area north of Harrowslack, see additional waypoint below. SLDC pay and display car park at Millerground on opposite shore.

Launching: see Holme Crag and Windermere Station geocaches. Hand carried craft can be launched from Red Nab or Millerground car parks. Owner used to windsurf from Red Nab.

Boat landing. Small shingle beaches all along shoreline, with submerged rocks further out. Shore shelves steeply.

Incorporate other nearby caches into your route. Fairy Tale Castle, Wise End, Windermere Station, Councillor C B Ross, Rawlinson Nab and Latterbug. There may be others ;-) hint

Above co-ordinates will get to within a few metres. Precise location only possible after several minutes for gpsr to average result. Although in a clearing, signal may well be poor from surrounding woodland and rising ground behind. So once near, use clue if necessary.

Otherwise sit down admire the views and activity on lake, have a picnic and let gpsr average position. Bring sit mat, its a long wait.

When recording your visit feel free to describe nearby activity and what method your party used to get here. e.g. on foot, by boat, during MTB trip or on horseback, with keel boats racing round marker buoy.

The Bass Rock after which the cache is named is 240 metres north in the lake. About 5 metres off shore. A popular swimming spot to jump off.

Capped metal pipes buried in Red Nab car park are measuring post holes of southern marker for flying kilometre when powerboat records week was on Windermere.

Cache is sparse as a SOTAcache, containing:
Log book
Pencil sharpener
WoW card
None of which are swaps.

Cache is a plastic container with clear body. Size 15 x 9 x 5 cm internal. Room for small swaps and calling cards.

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Still looking for someone to arrive by horse, wheelchair or scramble bike.
Congratulations to duncscott on May 5 2006 FTF by bike.
CONGRATULATIONS on April 29 2006 Mule Skinner was FTF by sea kayak.
Congratulations to Jules123 on July 21 2006, for FTF for by sail and first to swim back to the boat.
Honourable mention to roboes for arriving by canoe on May 12, 2006
Have a look at Hallin's log on August 10, 2006 who drove and punctured.
For persistence read April 7, 2007 log.
 Sea kayak used to visit Bass Rock for FTF by kayak 29-04-06

Congratulations on April 28 2006 to achilles1964 for FTF on foot.

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)

fbhgurea raq bs 6gu bs 10 jbbq ybtf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



773 Logged Visits

Found it 713     Didn't find it 25     Write note 15     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 6     Owner Maintenance 13     

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