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 Log entries High Willhays    {{found}} 17x {{not_found}} 0x {{log_note}} 4x Photo 3x Gallery  

5368 2019-09-15 21:46 Dartmoor Dave (user activity144) - Note

Checked on this as I was passing today (to be honest I couldn't remember if I had already found it or not) and everything was fine.

5175 2019-04-23 14:30 Broyleboxers (user activity116) - Note

An unnecessary return visit, just over a year after finding the cache the first time.

Never got round to logging the original find but enjoyed finding it again on a breezy afternoon.

Nice to sign the relatively new logbook.

TFTC, again.

5056 2019-02-26 22:28 dave.johnson (user activity250) - Maintenance performed

Maintenance visit carried out.. cache in great condition.

4917 2018-09-02 12:00 recommendation Dartmoor Dave (user activity144) - Found it

I have visited High Willhays many times but have never checked before to see if it held an opencache and was very pleased to see that it did, and that the cache has recently been adopted and maintained.  This is a fantastic location for a cache, one of the best on Dartmoor with superb views in all directions.  Many thanks for adopting and maintaining this cache which certainly gets a recommendation from me.

4704 2018-07-17 23:05 NSCR (user activity119) - Found it

Another opencache find for me today. Very happy to get another one ticked off 


Thanks for the cache

4693 2018-07-14 13:15 ChudleighTraveller (user activity32) - Found it

Having an amble around the moor today, starting from West Mill Tor, heading over to Vergyland Coombe, up the Brim Brook over to Dinger Tor.  The plan wasn't to visit High Willhays today, but heartradio mentioned he'd like to visit, and who am I to argue that as it was such a beautiful day and my last visit a few months ago to High Willhays was very foggy.  I had found all the other caches up here, and so it made sense for me to completely clear the area with this one final cache to find.  After carrying out maintenance on one of my caches I headed to the top.  The cache was quickly found, and I signed myself in on the new log.  Thanks Dave for keeping this cache going, I certainly enjoyed finding it.


4535 2018-04-26 22:39 dave.johnson (user activity250) - Maintenance performed

New Container and logbook placed ... please try and keep the cache out of plain sight when replacing. Good luck and keep the visits coming!

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Replacing the cache
Replacing the cache

5174 2018-04-08 11:45 Broyleboxers (user activity116) - Found it

A quick and easy find on a fine and clear Spring day as part of a walk of 11.5 miles from Meldon Reservoir out to the high moor and back.

Apologies for the very late log - never got round to logging the find, but the hide seemed very familiar when I re-visited the cache just over a year later!


4496 2018-02-25 15:50 ed-don (user activity132) - Found it

After almost 7000 finds on various caching sites it is not often that I see something I have not seen before. Wet or damp logs are ten-a-penny but to have a logbook that is frozen solid is something I have not experienced before. Fortunately other cachers have left a temporary log so I could sign that to prove I was there. TFTC, pop up and give it some TLC Dave

4423 2018-01-26 17:46 wanderingwillies (user activity88) - Needs maintenance

Log is sopping.

4422 2018-01-26 17:44 wanderingwillies (user activity88) - Found it

Thanks, but this cache does need maintenance the log book is just soaked through.  A superb position. He-Va left a small piece of paper which we have signed.  Unfortunately was not carrying any spare logs today.

4323 2017-12-16 14:07 heartradio (user activity48) - Found it

I missed this one last time I was up here, and so it was one of my main aims for today to pick it up. Like others recently have said the log is in a bit of a state and will need some TLC, I couldn't sign it. Sorry I didn't have a spare. Any disappointment in the container dryness department was more than made up for by the terrific views from here, however unfortunately the rain came along to put a dampener on that! Ominous black clouds while I was signing the log so I made a quick start back down to the car, luckily I arrived back before the rain got too heavy! Thanks to Dave for keeping this cache going in a great place.



4301 2017-12-01 00:00 OC Team - OC Team comment

Cache of month Hello dave.johnson!

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


OC Team

4290 2017-11-18 15:07 hev-va (user activity35) - Found it

We planned a trip up Yes Tor and High Willhays for the great views.  On approach to the carpark, High Willhays was already in cloud but we hoped for the mist to lift.

Sadly it was not to be. By the time we were on West Mill, the cloud had dropped further and the wind was whipping up and conditions were a little unpleasant. We stopped but briefly here before dropping down out of the cloud over Fordisland ledge and Black Tor.

I hadn't read previous logs so I didn't know the cache was in need of TLC until we got there.  The box contained some water which we emptied out as best we could under the conditions.  Both logbooks were completely saturated and unsignable, so we added a small piece of paper inside a plastic bag which could keep it going a little longer.  Sadly that was all we had with us this time.

4281 2017-11-10 13:16 Amberel (user activity598) - Ready to be found

The cache is ready to be found. Good Luck!

4280 2017-11-10 12:28 OC Team - OC Team comment

I have unarchived this cache and set it to temporarily unavailable.  As you have stated this cache does need some tlc and I assume that the new owner will do this soon.  The listing also needs updating as there are photos which are no longer available, etc.  In the meantime, this cache is now available to be found and logged.  And thank you Dave for adopting this cache to keep it active - a great location indeed.

4279 2017-11-10 12:27 Dartmoor Dave (user activity144) - Temporarily unavailable

The cache will be temporarily unavailable.

4278 2017-11-10 12:12 dave.johnson (user activity250) - Note

Cache is now relisted after successful adoption-(thanks LD). I am aware cache needs some TLC- new log book etc - this will be put in place on my next visit to the area- in the meantime cache will be made available for logging.. 

4277 2017-11-10 12:11 SYSTEM (user activity0) - Note

The adoption process has been completed. The previous cache owner was Lord Darcy . The current owner of the caches is dave.johnson.

4264 2017-11-05 13:25 dave.johnson (user activity250) - Found it

I had visited this one before- and didn't log it- not knowing what is was. Today I was out on a brisk walk with my daughter and I happened to find it again. This time I took a photo to help identify it.. The container is fine but the log book wet - what a great location and so close to the summit.. I nearly removed the container but thought better of it- would rather try and adopt it if possible. Great find - thanks for placing all those years ago... 

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2929 2014-09-28 11:45 elloelloello (user activity15) - Found it

9:45 am<br /> TFTC Yipee, knew it was still here, log a little wet but another find to add to my small collection.

1634 2011-03-12 17:11 ELDITTON (user activity26) - Found it

Climbed up in the early morning mist and found the cache straight away.  Sat down for a cup of tea and the clouds parted to reveal Dartmoor's grandeur.


1597 2011-02-19 08:52 recommendation Brentorboxer (user activity94) - Found it

We made our way up the tor in the thick fog collecting a few letterboxes on the way, only the ones on gps were possible. We got to the top and the fog cleared to a lovely sunny day! Cache was quickly found, safe and dry. We also got a total of 28 letterboxes, so a good day out on Dartmoor's highest hill.


1298 2010-09-10 18:27 muddypuddles (user activity16) - Found it

A quick find on a very misty and blowy afternoon on the moor.

1219 2010-08-29 18:38 windrush cache hunter (user activity95) - Found it

Originally found this in it's previous incarnation so today it was time to visit again.  A group of lads and lasses undertaking their D of E Gold qualifying trip had set up stoves on site but they were happy to retrieve the cache and signed the log for themselves.  There may just be some new cachers amongst them now!  Still a great place to visit,  Thanks again for the cache.

538 2010-04-24 00:00 sonatellas (user activity33) - Found it

Found on a really good circular walk from Meldon Resevoir. Great views from the top today as the sun was out. TFTC

489 2010-04-17 00:00 poole dolphins (user activity35) - Found it

Parked at Meldon Reservoir walk over to Yes Tor and High Willhays also found an Geocache put out by Muddypuddles. Over to Black Tor and back to car park a total of 7 miles, back to the caravan site of a ice cream lovely jubbly. TFTC

231 2009-07-08 00:00 recommendation Amberel (user activity598) - Found it

Logging in January after having found this cache as a TerraCache in July last year. I was on a three day caching trip from London on my motor-cycle, and this cache was one of my primary targets.

I had spent the night at a B & B near Bodmin after having done Brown Willy yesterday, so had only about 50 miles to ride on my motor-bike this morning, to the parking area near Maldon Reservoir.

I set off over the dam, then headed directly up the hill following the arrow. The car park at Maldon was full of people and I thought I would see walkers everywhere, but the moor was deserted. I saw no-one at all throughout my climb up to High Willhays until I was about 100 metres from the cache, when my path converged with a young couple walking from Yes Tor.

And they stayed on top of the Tor chatting on their mobiles for a while, which meant that, incongruously, I had to employ stealth to recover the cache Laughing. Luckily this was easy to do. The hiding place was obvious, and I was able to settle down on the grass, have a drink and eat my sandwiches, after which I could feel round for the cache with my actions concealed by the rocks.

I could have sat there for ages, out of the breeze and enjoying the spectacular view, but I had more caches to do today Laughing. This was the last of my four primary targets, but I had a few Groundspeak caches I wanted to do on the way back. If you also cache using Groundspeak, the caches in the Red-a-ven Brook valley are excellent.

Thanks for an truly great cache, one I'll never forget, and one which has earned a recommendation from me.

Rgds, Andy