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Start Point - OK007C
The southernmost cache in Devon
Owner: Lord Darcy
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altitude Altitude: 48 m. ASL.
location Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Devon
type Cache type: Traditional
size Size: Small
status Status: Archived
hidden Date hidden: 08-10-2008
creation-date Date created: 11-10-2009
published-date Date published: 11-10-2009
last-mod Last modification: 10-12-2010
Found 5x Found
Not found 0x Not found
Note 0 notes
watchers 2 watchers
visits 1 visitors
votes 2 x rated
score Rated as: n/a
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Start Point

Start Point is a promontory in the South Hams district. It is one of the most southerly points in Devon. It marks the southern limit of Start Bay, which extends northwards to the estuary of the River Dart.

The rocks of the point are greenschist and mica-schist, formed by metamorphism of Devonian sediments during a period of mountain building towards the end of the Carboniferous Era.

As a result of the many shipwrecks in the area, Start Point lighthouse was built in 1836 to alert ships to the danger of the point and its surrounding rocks. The lighthouse, and the area's birdlife, make it a popular spot for visitors, and Start Point is accessible to walkers from the South West Coast Path.

The name "Start" derives from an Anglo-Saxon word steort, meaning a tail. This root also appears in the names of birds with distinctive tails, like the redstart.

The Start Point transmitting station is located on top of the promontory.

The cache is a 670ml Click-n-lock style box just off the coastal path.

Until 2009-10-11 this cache was listed on Terracaching, now archived on that site. Until it is replaced, the logbook will still reflect the legacy.


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