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Fish Heaven - OK01FF Cache of month
Cache on Dartmoor
Owner: Ky Devas
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altitude Altitude: 381 m. ASL.
location Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Devon
type Cache type: Traditional
size Size: Small
status Status: Ready to be found
hidden Date hidden: 06-11-2010
creation-date Date created: 06-11-2010
published-date Date published: 06-11-2010
last-mod Last modification: 06-11-2010
Found 9x Found
Not found 0x Not found
Note 2 notes
watchers 1 watchers
visits 10 visitors
votes 2 x rated
score Rated as: n/a
recommended 1 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: Amberel
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description Description EN

The largest of Haytor quarries is now partly flooded and provides a home for dragonflies, frogs, waterlilies, goldfish and the odd adder or two.

It was mainly worked from the 1820's to the 1860's, the granite being transported on a granite tramway to the Stover canal near Bovey Tracey and then on to Teignmouth. The granite was used in the building of The British Museum and London Bridge (now in Arizona).  The last quarrying at Haytor was in 1919 when it was reopened to build the Exeter War Memorial. An old winch and parts of a derrick can still be seen.

Information from http://www.ilsingtonparish.co.uk/quarry.htm

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Symbol Type Coordinates Description
waypoint-icon Parking area N 50° 34.853'
W 03° 44.714'
Suggested parking
waypoint-icon Interesting place N 50° 35.018'
W 03° 45.146'
Suggested route - through this gate to the quarry.
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