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Luxulyan Valley 2 ( Granite) - OK0073 Cache of month
A pleasant walk through some of Cornwall`s mining heritage.
Owner: Gribben
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Altitude: 109 m. ASL.
 Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Cache type: Traditional
Size: Regular
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 02-10-2009
Date created: 02-10-2009
Date published: 02-10-2009
Last modification: 02-10-2009
10x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 1 watchers
7 visitors
6 x rated
Rated as: Excellent
2 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: Amberel, dixie_gooner
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Listed on Opencaching only  Cliffs / rocks  Abandoned mines  Parking nearby  Point of interest  All seasons 

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Description EN

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!

HAVE FUN!

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.

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