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Found it The Wildleys found CC18 Waun Pen-y-garn (Raven4)

Saturday, May 14, 2005South Wales, United Kingdom

Today, we took on the Raven Walk challenge! We left the Cwmcarn Visitor Centre at 10.00 and found this fourth Raven cache at 17.15.

From the second Raven post, we continued along to the Ynys Hywel Countryside Centre and made a slight diversion to find the information at VC1. From here, we strolled along a gorgeously bluebelled path through lushly green deciduous woods to a forest track. Turning off the forest track and up the hill took us to the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk, along which we backwardly retraced the route that we took two weeks ago between CC4 and CC5. The long ascent eventually took us steeply up the west flank of Mynydd Machen and past its long coal tip, crossing the steel cables of the old aerial ropeway embedded in the ground. From the trig point, we had very hazy views, and we didn't linger, as the chilly wind was whipping us mercilessly. We hastily descended the eastern slope, the gusts easing as we went through another sheep-filled field to the edge of the woodland.

Here, we found a sloping field awash in bluebells -- truly a beautiful sight. We sat here, by the third Raven post, for examination of the cache's contents and a short break. E was surprised she didn't feel more tuckered out by now -- is she really getting fit? S said, "What hike? This has been a mere walk!"

After making our third brass rubbings, we traded the razzily patterned gecko for a yo-yo.

Thanks for the fourth cache on this excellent Raven Walk!

Bluebell Lined Path Through the Woods

Additional Images Additional Images

Bluebell Lined Path Through the Woods Bluebell Lined Path Through the Woods

Ynys Hywel Farm Ynys Hywel Farm

Spoil Heap on Mynydd Machen Spoil Heap on Mynydd Machen

Bluebell Filled Field Bluebell Filled Field

Meerkat Bracken Meerkat Bracken

Elizabeth Ponders Elizabeth Ponders

Third Raven Post Third Raven Post

Elizabeth and the Raven Elizabeth and the Raven

infoA multi-cache ("multiple") involves two or more locations, the final location being a physical container. There are many variations, but most multi-caches have a hint to find the second cache, and the second cache has hints to the third, and so on. An offset cache (where you go to a location and get hints to the actual cache) is considered a multi-cache.
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