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Hergest Ridge - OK00AF
A traditional cache high up on the top of a hill on the border of England and Wales.
Owner: The Hornet
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Altitude: 414 m. ASL.
 Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Cache type: Traditional
Size: Regular
Status: Archived
Time required: 1:00 h    Distance to travel: 5.00 km
Date hidden: 20-06-2009
Date created: 08-01-2010
Date published: 08-01-2010
Last modification: 07-04-2015
1x Found
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Long walk / hike  Available during winter  Parking nearby  Hilly area 

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Description EN
"Hergest Ridge is a hill on the border of England and Wales (the highest point being in England) near the town of Kington. The Offa's Dyke long distance footpath leads along the ridge, although not quite to the summit, nor to the trig point.Hergest Ridge is a hilly ridge which Mike Oldfield was able to see from his house (The Beacon)at the time of writing the album. He moved there after the success of Tubular Bells to escape the attention."

The cache is now a standard Tupperware style box which is large enough to take all normal swaps, TB's etc. If you park in Kington the way to reach is: From the Tourist Information Centre (Kington) cross the road to the east corner of the red brick Market Hall and turn left into Church Street. At the top of the hill follow the churchyard wall on your right its full length, to a stone cottage named “Wyche House”. Turn left, cross the road and enter a lane signed “Hergest Croft Gardens”: continue along this minor road, climbing steadily and passing Ridgebourne and then Hergest Croft on your left, for about ¾ mile to the gate at the top. This is a stretch of the Offa’s Dyke Path.
However, most people will park at the end of the public road just up from Hergest Croft Gardens. I certainly did (at 52°12.246'N, 3°03.227'W). From here, just follow the path over the hill to just past a small clump of Monkey Puzzle trees.
The place is very picturesque and you have many footpaths for walking. It is very popular dog walking country although if you have a dog be aware that there might be sheep running loose so keep you dog under control. On a clear day the views from the top are stunning!
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