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 Log entries The Foggintor Hoard    {{found}} 16x {{not_found}} 3x {{log_note}} 6x Photo 1x Gallery   Hide deletions Hide deletions

5367 2019-09-11 20:35 AndreIsaPaul (user activity1) - Didn't find it

Spoiler picture is very clear but searched a while and had no luck today.

Great spot anyway - thanks - AndreIsaPaul and Luke on this year's UK trip... [:D]

4741 2018-08-03 18:20 ChudleighTraveller (user activity31) - Found it

As I was in the area today with theclosefamily I mentioned I'd like to come to look for this cache, in fact I'd mentioned to Dan I'd like to look for this on numerous occasions.  Today was the day, and after he had found a cache I'd previously found not to far away we headed over.  I mentioned that we take a particular route to this cache and it proved the right way.  Once in close proximity I used the photo to align where I needed to hunt for this cache.  I headed over, and after battling with fern within metres of the cache I was in.  A quick peak around the corner brought a smile to my face when I located this big container.  It's full of wonderful swaps, I didn't bring anything with me so I left everything in situ, and signed us in.  Many thanks Lord Darcy for maintaining this excellent cache, one which has been on my to do list for quite some time.  This, for me, is exactly what caching is about.

5186 2018-04-02 17:00 Broyleboxers (user activity74) - Found it

Pleased to find this after a brief search on a dank and misty afternoon, especially as I didn't have access to the spoiler and hadn't watched the YouTube video.

Apologies for the very late log - making a determined effort to rectify our lax logging of Opencaches.

TFTC.

4480 2018-02-04 16:46 NSCR (user activity63) - Found it

A giant cache and a good hide considering the size. we have watched the video on youtube and so new what to look for. 

 

A great cache, thanks

4325 2017-12-18 12:01 heartradio (user activity45) - Found it

My word, what a large cache! I'd heard about this one on the caching grapevine, but never been to Foggintor before. Today was the day and so I set off on my Geocaching/Opencache walk with this one loaded on. What I had neglected to load on was the spoiler photo, it didn't really cross my mind this morning. And anyway, how hard can a 12 litre marine flare bottle be to find? Surely it must stick out like a sore thumb with a bright pink and yellow plaster on? Nope, not here it doesn't! I started searching, but the area was a little too wide. I headed back to the top of the spoil heap where I had internet signal, and went back on to the cache page. Armed with the spoiler photo it was back down again and I managed to line it up to make a quick find this time around. Thanks for keeping this excellent cache going, I will award it my first reccomendation!

 

heartradio

3913 2017-04-01 00:00 OC Team - OC Team comment

Cache of month  Hello !!!

    I'm pleased to inform you that your cache became: Cache of the month


CONGRATULATIONS !!!

OC Team

3912 2017-03-31 18:27 hev-va (user activity35) - Found it

We were passing by and thought we'd see if we could find this cache on our way past.  The spoiler was very helpful and the wonderful cache was soon in hand.  We were quite keen on the DVD's but didn't have anything to swap them so TNLN

 

TFTC

3720 2017-02-15 20:32 recommendation retallickramblers (user activity35) - Found it

Been here before for the previous hide. Today we were back in the area for a circular walk from Princetown.

Lovely sunny afternoon until here where the heavens opened.

We were all clambering over the rocks before Mr R spotted the well hidden container.

So far, on this year's holiday, the Opencaches are by far the best caches we've found. This one is no exception.

3419 2016-11-15 23:11 Lord Darcy (user activity132) - Note

Video link added to cache description https://youtu.be/efaoHvdVX9Q

3693 2016-07-20 20:43 recommendation Dartmoor Dave (user activity84) - Found it

This was our second attempt to find this cache as on our first attempt we went to the coordinates listed on the Groundspeak site (now archived there) and didn't realise that at some stage it was moved.  This time, armed with the correct coordinates and the correct spoiler photo it was not too difficult to find.  And what an amazing cache !  This may not be the biggest cache I have ever found, but it is certainly the best with the biggest stock of swag I have ever seen.  Just amazing in every meaning of the word.  A truly great cache which gets the maximum rating and of course another recommendation. Many, many thanks indeed .

3692 2016-07-02 20:43 Dartmoor Dave (user activity84) - Didn't find it

This was our first attempt to find this cache and was a complete disaster as we went to completely the wrong place! I saw that it had been listed on the Groundspeak site and for some reason went to that site for the coordinates and spoiler photo.  What I didn't realise was that at some point it was moved to a new location with different coordinates and a different spoiler photo.  So I am afraid a DNF today but we will certainly be back.

3367 2016-06-05 05:22 Lord Darcy (user activity132) - Record deleted

Record of type [Note] deleted.

3229 2015-12-04 13:10 dave.johnson (user activity223) - Found it

After watching the COs video I just had to make a slight diversion today to visit this cache. Excellant spot and container- a real treasure chest, many TFTC  TNLN but had a go on some of the toys lol.... Now off to Kings Tor area.

3164 2015-08-19 18:00 Lord Darcy (user activity132) - Note

This cache has now been re-activated.

 

3165 2015-04-09 15:00 abanazar (user activity41) - Found it

Almost 4 years to the day of our DNF, we found this opencache at last! This time we had more 'tech' so could see the spoiler photo, which made it a doddle! Four years ago, we didn't have the tech and looked under every other boulder, I reckon. There was a musky fox smell in the vicinity, but the cache was all OK and still full of swag. We’re glad it was re-enabled as it allows us to support this listing site with another find :)
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2255 2012-03-24 19:34 recommendation Stevenson20 (user activity63) - Found it

Parked at Princetown and ended up at Hucken Tor.We met Joyce and Eric Green who lived in the now ruined house just up from the cache.Thanks for bringing us to this lovely spot.Stevenson20.

2119 2011-11-19 14:17 dartymoor (user activity24) - Found it

I did the GC cache very close first, then decided to take a direct route here - not one of my better ideas, this slope is not so friendly.

Took ages to find, and if it wasn't so favourably reviewed I probably would have given up. I even tried to get my new smartphone working so I could see the spoiler pic, but that wasn't playing ball. Took over half an hour, and I'd been over the spot several times. Knowing from the logs I was looking for a monster container, I gave it another go, and remembered another of Darcy's caches near Haytor and how he likes to make people approach in a humble way... And I found it!

And wow, definitely the best stocked cache I've ever seen. So much stuff in there, an amazing effort. Must've been quite amusing stuffing that into a rucksack to carry to site!

Took Lord Darcy's pathtag and will log in a mo, and a plastic ducky for the bath. :)

Definitely worth the effort to seek out - good hunting around here for letterboxes and other GC's, a productive day for me. Thank you Lord Darcy, good work.

Also nice - saw a large dog fox near GC when I was walking along the spoil ridge (and a half eaten sheep a short distance away...) - and got to within 10 feet of a buzzard perched at the end of the spoil surveying the valley below, before he saw me. Lovely spot.

1745 2011-05-18 13:23 Lord Darcy (user activity132) - Note

Maintenance visit - all safe & sound!

 

1683 2011-04-19 17:15 abanazar (user activity41) - Didn't find it

We looked for ages for this cache. We even had our picnic here, so that we could look longer. The problem was that I had assumed the great GPS reception on Dartmoor would get us right to the spot; however, no cache was found at GZ and there were scores of potential hiding places every couple of metres, all but one of which I think we examined (the one remaining place probably being where the cache is). Over lunch we re-read the logs previously downloaded on the GPSr; It seemed that the Spoiler photo was most useful and unfortunately we didn't have that, nor any fancy smartphone etc. We even phoned Nana Abanazar at her home to get her to "describe" the Spoiler photo; that didn't really work either -- ever tried to get someone to describe an arrow in a sea of boulders! Took consolation in the tiny and easy GC up on top of the slope, but by then we'd had enough. A really interesting place though -- it was just a shame that we ran out of time to actually explore the quarry lake over the other side! (Now that I've seen the Spoiler while logging back at base, we definitely looked left, right, below, above and beyond that area (there were 4 of us too). I guess we could still have missed it though. Unfortunately we're staying 1 hour's drive away from there, and I don't think I'll be able to convince the rest of the family to return for a while!)

526 2010-04-22 00:00 Brentorboxer (user activity74) - Found it

What a great place for a cache, I have never seen such a large container filled with so much goodies, well worth the visit. TNLN TFTC

365 2010-03-28 00:00 veedub-girl (user activity6) - Found it

WOW WOW WOW!!!!

WONDERFUL CACHE.

Now i was obviously a bit dim or my gps was having a bad day as i found myself rock climbing. Then decided to sit down and have some lunch before thinking again, while having a bite to eat i logged onto the site to have a look at the spoiler pic, and funnily enough i was pretty much sat right on the cache. 

Mum loved this one she took a torch for her caching bag and i took a pathtag bag will come in handy for the tags ive collected along with a tape measure, i left a puzzle and a game, two flower poppers, some sticky badges and a necklace and 50p.

Signed the log. Thanks for the best cache in a log time, if only more caches were this size and interesting. Will look forward to doing more Opencaching caches as this is only my second. TFTC

341 2010-03-18 00:00 Lord Darcy (user activity132) - Note

You may be right, Andy. But with a 12 litre container, there was room for a little more. See the video for the extent of the 'problem'. 'Problem' - What am I talking about - it's a pleasure to be able to hide such a container.

 


Oooh Look! I can even embed the video clip.

340 2010-03-18 00:00 Amberel (user activity547) - Note

Sorry for the flippant comment, but of all the 2150 caches I've visited, listed on 4 sites, if I had to pick just ONE where the swag didn't NEED to be topped up, this would have been the one Laughing . I've never seen such a large and well stocked cache either before or since my visit Laughing .

Top cache,

Rgds, Andy

338 2010-03-17 00:00 Lord Darcy (user activity132) - Note

Checked on this cache today. Topped up the geoswag.

 

Features in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87yWsEmbCac

Paul

 

241 2010-01-29 00:00 Spannerman (user activity191) - Found it

Our third visit to this cache, Geo,Terra now Open. I was worried the army may be nearby as they use this area alot but there was no one else in sight today. Again, this was a nicely sheltered spot out of the wind but as I was signing the log, hailstones started to fall through the rocks which was a strange experience.

The cache is still well stocked and all is dry and in good condition.

T4TC.

218 2009-09-23 00:00 windrush cache hunter (user activity69) - Found it

Found this great cache whilst it was listed on Terracaching, hope you don't mind the log here from the same visit, it was a memorable cache.

75 2009-09-09 00:00 recommendation Amberel (user activity547) - Found it

I found this cache while it was still a TerraCache. Rather like one of the caches I had done the day before, my first attempt found me close to the cache, yet far away. I did consider the direct route, but (wisely, I think) decided against it Smile.

After backtracking, I eventually found it. And what a cache - a truly great cache in every sense of the word. The description says "Marine flare bottle". Well, I have a boat, and inside it I have a marine flare bottle full of marine flares and smokes. But it's not the same size as this one. This one wouldn't have disgraced itself on the QE2 Surprised.

TerraCaches have a wider range of cache ratings than OpenCaches. This cache earned my first ever maximum TerraCache rating of "superb", and it gets the top rating here of 6 out of 6 - if I could have given it 7 out of 6 I would Laughing.

It seemed almost curmudgeonly to not trade anything, given the extraordinary selection of items in the cache, but regrettably I had nothing left to leave in their place.

Thanks for a truly "superb" cache,

Rgds, Andy