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Plymouth Hoe - OK00A7 Cache of month
A traditional micro with outstanding views out across Plymouth Sound.
Owner: Spannerman
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altitude Altitude: 38 m. ASL.
location Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Devon
type Cache type: Traditional
size Size: Micro
status Status: Ready to be found
time Time required: 0:30 h    wayTo Distance to travel: 1.00 km
hidden Date hidden: 27-12-2009
creation-date Date created: 27-12-2009
published-date Date published: 27-12-2009
last-mod Last modification: 28-12-2009
Found 11x Found
Not found 1x Not found
Note 2 notes
watchers 2 watchers
visits 23 visitors
votes 7 x rated
score Rated as: Excellent
recommended 2 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: NSCR, Stevenson20
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Listed on Opencaching only  Parking nearby  Point of interest  Available 24/7  All seasons 

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Plymouth Hoe is the Jewel in Plymouths Crown and is full of history with outstanding views on a clear day.

At the far eastern end is the Royal Citadel which was built in the 17th Century and has been in continuous use ever since.

The Royal Citadel

Dominating the skyline is Smeatons Tower which was a revolutionary design in it's time and is still used for todays lighthouses. It was built on the Eddystone and would probably still have been there today had its foundations not started to crack. The people of Plymouth collected enough money for the tower to be transported block by block to the Hoe to be re-erected as a permanant reminder to the skill of Smeaton.

Smeatons Tower


One of the more macabre sights to be found is a small granite block set into a footpath which has a cross and a number 3 incised in it. It marks the spot where three Royal Marines were executed in 1797 in front of tens of thousands of local people and soldiers. It was to be Plymouths last public Execution

Public Execution

On the city side of the war memorial is a sensory garden and depending on the time of year is worth the time to visit.

The Hoe is busy all year round so stealth will be needed to retrieve the cache. It is well hidden and you may find a thin coin or similar will help with retrieval. Parking is available all around the Hoe but is Pay and Display only I'm afraid. Motorcycling Opencachers though can park free in several marked bays along the Hoe esplanade, one of which is quite close to the cache.

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Log entries: Found 11x Not found 1x Note 2x All entries