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Fish Heaven - OK01FF Cache of month
Cache on Dartmoor
Owner: Ky Devas
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Altitude: 381 m. ASL.
 Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Devon
Cache type: Traditional
Size: Small
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 06-11-2010
Date created: 06-11-2010
Date published: 06-11-2010
Last modification: 06-11-2010
10x Found
1x Not found
2 notes
watchers 1 watchers
15 visitors
3 x rated
Rated as: Excellent
1 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: Amberel
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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

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