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The Kerry Way: Black'n'Bridia Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/25/2006
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Geocache Description:

A short to moderate mountain walk on the Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry.

The cache is a clear plactic box hidden beside the Kerry Way on a mountain gap between the Black Valley and the Bridia Valley. These valleys are remote, rugged and lonely ice carved glens on the Iveragh peninsula of County Kerry. The walk from the starting point to the cache takes about 45 minutes and involves a climb of about 200m. Strong walking boots are recommended.

Directions: The cache is located right between the Black Valley and the Bridia Valley and can be approached from both sides. The directions given here are for the Bridia Valley side. This is the more convenient side when doing both "The Highlands of Kerry" and this cache. The road into the Bridia Valley branches off the Sneem-Glencar (Ballaghbeama Gap) road and is signposted - see picture. There is space for two cars at the provided parking co-ordinates. There is no other parking space beyond this point! From the car park follow the road, go through the gate and pass the house on the left side. Behind the house go through the small gate and from there, follow the yellow markers for the Kerry Way.

At 215km, the Kerry Way is currently Ireland's longest signposted walking trail and also one of the most popular. The trail starts and finishes in the busy tourist destination of Killarney. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, the Kerry Way goes anti-clockwise, passing through some of the most isolated and dramatic countryside in the country. A fine example of this is the stretch linking the Black Valley with the Bridia Valley where the Kerry way passes the gap between Carrauntoohil to the North and Broaghnabinnia to the south. The cache is hidden right beside the Kerry Way at a height of about 300m.

If you like, it is worth to take a look at Curraghmore lake - see additional waypoint below. Carrauntoohil rises steeply behind it.

Please hide the cache well as this spot seems to be a favourite area for "Kerry-Way-Muggels" taking a break or seeking shelter.

Initial cache contents:
-Logbook, pencil, sharpener, pen
-CD "The Stolen Child" by local artist Clare Horgan
-Rubber bouncy ball
-Pack of 7 Princesses Pencils
-Flower stickers
-Pair of Celtic earrings
-magic towel
-Micro Photon Light keyring

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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