A South Cumbrian walk with Caesar
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A short walk through an enchanting woodland. The cache can readily be reached from a number of locations with little chance of being disturbed.
In the Iron Age, when the Carvetii and, later, Brigantes tribes inhabited Furness, there was a great deal of activity around present-day Urswick. There are remains of a fort to the north of Great Urswick [OL6 274753], a settlement north west of Little Urswick known as Urswick Stone Walls [OL6 260740] and a homestead to the east [OL6 275734] as well as numerous tumuli and burial chambers in the area.
It is also thought that the Romans may also have been present during their occupation and recent archeological investigations, led by Steve Dickinson an archaeology tutor at Lancaster University, claims to have uncovered the presence of a Roman fort. It is also believed that the parish church of St Mary and St Michael contains remnants of a sub-Roman church which could have been the centre of a monastery.
Evidence of the Romans in Furness is rare and the finds and conclusions are disputed but the search goes on !
If the Romans did inhabit Furness they would have undestood how to find this cache!
You don't need another clue, only the title and this :
Needless to say the position at the top of the page is not that of the cache but it is not far away !
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum