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Lady Mary's Walk - Mole's House

A cache by Crieff lass Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/26/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is one of several caches being placed along Lady Mary’s Walk in Crieff, which is a very peaceful and picturesque route through woodland and along the banks of the River Earn. It is a popular walk with both locals and visitors, and the first part in particular can be busy with dog walkers.

 

Lady Mary’s Walk was formed in 1815 by Sir Patrick Murray of Ochtertyre, a local landowner. It was a favourite walk of his daughter, Lady Mary, and was named after her. Sir Patrick gifted the Walk to the people of Crieff.

Parking is available at Taylor Park (N56º 22.640, W3º 51.030). Cross the bridge over the Turret Burn and on the left is a path signposted for Lady Mary’s Walk. This part of the route is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, instead continue up the hill and turn left along Laggan Road. Continue ahead on the narrow road, past the houses and you come to a ‘crossroads’. Turn left for Lady Mary’s Walk. The paths were upgraded a few years ago to make the route accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lady Mary's Walk proper begins just beyond the small sandy beach where the two paths meet.

‘Mole’s House’ is at the foot of an old oak tree near the end of Lady Mary’s Walk. There is a door and a house sign. There was a garden fence at one time, and there is always a number of small toys and other items left by children for Mole outside the door. 

The cache is not hidden at Mole's House but is nearby, near the end of the path. Watch out for muggles suddenly appearing from round the corner.

The cache is a 1.5 litre box. At time of placing it contains items suitable for children, including some small items they may wish to leave for Mole.

After finding the cache you have a choice of routes. Turn back the way you came or follow the path through the gap in the old railway embankment. You could follow the track left to find a further four caches on the way to the Baird Monument, or turn right and walk along the old Laggan Road back to Crieff, with one cache on this route. This was an ancient drovers road where thousands of cattle from all over the Highlands and islands were herded to the Crieff Tryst. For a more strenuous walk take the path up Laggan Hill which will eventually take you back to the ‘crossroads’ on Laggan Road. There are now several Haggis Highway caches on this route.

 
 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre ynetr ybt arne fghzc

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Last Updated: on 7/20/2018 12:28:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:28 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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