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Cache High Willhays hidden by dave.johnson

United Kingdom (UK) > Devon

Star Amberel:

Logging in January after having found this cache as a TerraCache in July last year. I was on a three day caching trip from London on my motor-cycle, and this cache was one of my primary targets.
I had spent the night at a B & B near Bodmin after having done Brown Willy yesterday, so had only about 50 miles to ride on my motor-bike this morning, to the parking area near Maldon Reservoir.
I set off over the dam, then headed directly up the hill following the arrow. The car park at Maldon was full of people and I thought I would see walkers everywhere, but the moor was deserted. I saw no-one at all throughout my climb up to High Willhays until I was about 100 metres from the cache, when my path converged with a young couple walking from Yes Tor.
And they stayed on top of the Tor chatting on their mobiles for a while, which meant that, incongruously, I had to employ stealth to recover the cache Laughing. Luckily this was easy to do. The hiding place was obvious, and I was able to settle down on the grass, have a drink and eat my sandwiches, after which I could feel round for the cache with my actions concealed by the rocks.
I could have sat there for ages, out of the breeze and enjoying the spectacular view, but I had more caches to do today Laughing. This was the last of my four primary targets, but I had a few Groundspeak caches I wanted to do on the way back. If you also cache using Groundspeak, the caches in the Red-a-ven Brook valley are excellent.
Thanks for an truly great cache, one I'll never forget, and one which has earned a recommendation from me.
Rgds, Andy

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