This cache takes you on a walk through Luxulyan Valley. Though it`s now beautiful woodland, in the 19th century it was an area of intense industrial activity. The valley saw quarrying of granite, copper & tin mining, and china clay processing. Relics of this industry are still visible. There are several functioning leats, which fed water to waterwheels. The most obvious feature is the great viaduct & aqueduct, built by Joseph (Austen) Treffry between 1839 & 1842.
Parking is available at N50` 23.014 W4` 43.946
From the car park, walk up to the top of the viaduct. Cross to the far end & climb the wooden steps, then follow your nose (or GPS). The cache is a 5 litre box hidden among some boulders. You`ll need to get down on the ground & crawl a little way under a rock to reach the cache!
You may see signs warning of a plant disease called "Phytophthora", mainly present in Rhododendron & Bilberry. This walk does not involve entering affected areas, but it`s best to keep dogs on the lead.