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 Log entries DC36 - Dartmoor Challenge - Red Lake Works    {{found}} 13x {{not_found}} 0x {{log_note}} 0x Photo 4x Gallery   Show deletions Show deletions

6621 2023-08-12 16:51 windrush cache hunter (user activity97) - Found it

A quick find whilst in the area today, a long time since I've been this way so good to get acquainted with it again.  tftc

6603 2023-07-19 08:23 Ecky (user activity105) - Found it

Cricket widow for the day. I think they should play at least once a week.

Found on my way back to the car from Red Lake. On the way out I've concentrated on a series and only on my way back did I start to search for others and a few letterboxes.

In the end I've walked 31 km (my GPS says). The weather held all day long, even though the forcast said loads of rain showers.

While looking for the cache a helicopter came along. I've tried to make a photo. He must have spotted it and hovered for me a bit. He then waved.

Noted the info by photo and not on a piece of paper. Hopefully I don't totally cock it all up with keeping my records, probably for years on this challenge.

Cache in good condition. Very slighly damp. I guess the heavy stone on top holds the seal. TFTC

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5890 2021-06-01 20:44 BoxHunter1991 (user activity18) - Found it

Found during a long day of groundspeak/opencaching from Scout Hut out as far as Broad Falls.  A stunning setting here.  The cache was in plain view as I arrived, and two of the clips on the outer container were broken off.  The contents were still dry though, and I tucked the cache back in a discreet spot at the coordinates, weighed down by the only available object.  The CO may wish to bring a new outer container next time he is out this way.  Thanks for the cache!

5452 2020-01-19 12:53 ed-don (user activity143) - Found it

It is always good to find a previous cache of the month. I had a brilliant walk from Shipley Bridge and ended up going as far as Ducks Pool and still getting off the moor just after sunset. I approached this one from Broad Falls and that meant that I avoided all the boggy bits in this area. TFTC

5383 2019-10-01 00:00 OC Team - OC Team comment

Cache of month Hello Dartmoor Dave!

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


OC Team

5350 2019-08-30 12:03 NSCR (user activity120) - Found it

Out for a stomp with Dixie Gooner today. We are aiming for Red Lake and then Nakers Hill.

A short wonder over to here and we neay went straight on pas. Another quick find. Nice to pick up an opencache.

Thanks for the cache


5363 2019-08-30 11:17 recommendation dixie_gooner (user activity128) - Found it

Today was the last day of my summer leave and there was no better way to finish it, than a nice walk up on Dartmoor. NSCR and me put this day in the diary weeks ago and were blessed with good weather as we headed out from Shipley bridge to take in Read Lake and head up to Fishlake Gully in a 13 mile round trip.


We headed over for this , which was our only Opencache for the day and made a nice quick find.  More bonus info has been recorded.



5322 2019-08-02 13:28 heartradio (user activity48) - Found it

Headed off the Zeal Tor Tramway route towards Redlake and this opencache first. Slowly but surely getting these Dartmoor Challenge ones ticked off! Again, my phone's GPS started playing up here - wherever I walked, the cache would be 53 feet away. It's been doing this quite a bit recently, not sure why. For the second time today my old trusty Garmin came to the rescue and I soon found the cache. Surprised I hadn't found it before then, as it was pretty much in plain sight. I tried to cover it over a little better when I left. Many thanks for bringing me to a lovely spot - it's so peaceful out here.




4683 2018-07-07 20:39 GoldenHaystack (user activity17) - Found it

 Found on the way back to the cachemobile having been for a swim Red Lake.
The end of an excellent day caching with Chudleigh Traveller and 'DanglyHotcakes'.

4681 2018-07-07 18:00 ChudleighTraveller (user activity32) - Found it

Three years old and only three previous visitors!  We were at Red Lake today, and after dipping my feet in the water to cool them down a little and caching up with fellow cachers, GoldenHaystack and I headed off to seek out this Opencache.  Initially I thought we might be in the wrong spot and I couldn't see anywhere to hide a cache, before walking one or two paces more then the cache was spotted.  I signed us in and returned the container to its hide.



4515 2018-04-07 19:02 hev-va (user activity35) - Found it

Our first trip out onto Dartmoor for some time and we made it a special one - right out into the wilderness at Dry lake.

On our return from wilderness, we stopped off here to find this cache. Only three finders previous to us (two logged). We travelled in circles a little trying to find the best route over the rough ground but an easy find once at GZ. Lovely to visit this special place again - the sun even finally came out and dried us off after a wet start this morning. Now for the return to Lud Gate and home for a well deserved rest!

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Red Lake
Red Lake

5223 2017-05-25 12:45 Broyleboxers (user activity121) - Found it

A rapid find while out on a 14-mile walk on the south moor, from Whiteworks to Hook Lake and back, on a sunny but breezy day.

Apologies for the extremely late log - making a determined effort to rectify our lax logging on Opencaches, using geocache logs from our aging Garmin and photographs from our archives if available.


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DC36 logbook 1
DC36 logbook 1
DC36 logbook 2
DC36 logbook 2

3214 2015-10-18 12:12 dave.johnson (user activity260) - Found it

Came here via Nakers, Fish Lake and Green Hill caches. The going was surprisingly easy from Green Hill so managed to get here around lunch time as planned. Nice to view the pyramid from a different position. loving it TFTC

3151 2015-08-11 18:45 wanderingwillies (user activity95) - Found it

Thanks, felt that if we left this one, it would be a long old haul back for it. As we came from Fishlake, it was a bit of a trudge, but a nice day all the same.