The Fish Caves Multi-cache
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Short walk across Meliden Golf Club, please respect golfers' right of way and beware low-flying small round white objects, from suggested parking, on footpaths, followed by a steepish walk uphill (possibly slippy) to cave.
Park at the main road end of the cul-de-sac (called THE PADDOCK) where there is a footpath thru a rusty steel gate (not well signed) at - N 53 19.291 W 003 24.350.
Once across the golf course, follow sign to Bryn Prestatyn (Eng. Prestatyn Hillside) up to fish cave, 0.27 miles from parking. See spoilers to help you - tree coverage may hamper signal in summer.
Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult . ***RECOMMEND DO THIS CACHE IN PAIRS.***
Things to take on this adventure cache:-
camera - for the views
torch - to light the way
lostnwet says take a Million Candle Torch (visit link)
wellies - to keep feet dry
short wire (6" long) - to retrieve micro (in cave)
notepad/pen - to note co-ordinates to cache
a fearless spirit of adventure.
This is a good one for 'hard-to-scare' cachers, to be done at night with a full moon .
To find the micro in the fish caves - walk into the cave until reach left passageway ( See photo ). Turn left, and the micro is hidden 15 - 30 large steps away from junction. Co-ordinates for the cache are in the micro.
Left you some wire at entrance of cave, on right hand side just under a rock ledge. ( See photo )
Please replace wire/micro in the same place, thanks.
If you have time, do take a walk around Bishopswood. There are lots of mature trees, oaks, cherries and various others, which are a haven for wildlife providing food and shelter for a wide range of different small plants and animals.
7/3/09 Fish Mine -
New plaque by the entrance to the fish caves, with this history on it.
These limestons hills held rich seams of lead and zinc. The Fish Mine in Bishops wood is just one of the many shafts and tunnels that remain from the old miness. It was named after the fish shaped spoil heap that once lay on the slopes below it.
The lead seams were worked upwards from the roof of the tunnel to the surface and the emptied seams supported by wooden props.
The London Lead Company first began mining here in 1724 and a few ton's of lead were also raised in 1755 when it was leased by the Bishop of St Asaph.
The workings were small, based around single passage running into the hillside. Small amounts of lead and calcite were extracted but it was never highly profitable.
Congratulation's to PhilPamAndRob who was the 1st to find this Geocache on 23/12/06.
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