2015 Six Tors Challenge

As promised we have organised an extra activity to coincide with our 2015 New Year Cream Tea Event which is being held on 1st January, 2015 at The East Dart Hotel, Postbridge.

At 8am on 1st January 10 new caches will be published on Dartmoor.  These consist of two caches in each of 5 areas.  Of the 10 caches, 8 are simple offset caches and the other 2 very simple puzzle caches.  Each of the 10 caches will contain bonus information for the bonus cache which has already been published.

2015 Six Tors Challenge Update
As promised these are the tors that need to be visited:
Huccaby Tor – 0.8 miles (easiest terrain)
Hockney Tor – 0.9 miles
Birch Tor – 1.3 miles
Welstor Rock – 1.4 miles (fairly easy terrain)
Sharpitor/Leather Tor – 1.4 miles (but fairly flat as you don’t need to climb either tor)
Bonus cache – 1.9 miles
All distances round trips from and back to recommended parking.
So a total of less than 8 miles with many hints and spoilers

7 of the new caches will be published on geocaching.com, the other 3 will be published on opencaching.org.uk.  The bonus cache has already been published and can be found here:

2015 Six Tors Challenge – Bonus

The bonus cache can be found at:
N 50° 3(C-H).(F-G)(A-I)(B+J) W 003° 5(A+D).(C-G)(I+J)(E-D)

There will be a FTF prize in the bonus cache of our new 2015 Dartmoor Geocoin.

Yes, this IS a race!  The race will finish at 5pm and all participants must return to The East Dart Hotel by this time.  If nobody has found all 11 caches then the prize will be awarded to the cacher with the most number of points:

  • 2 points will be awarded for each of the 10 feeder caches
  • 5 points will be awarded for the bonus cache
  • Total of 25 points, but the winner must have at least 12 points.

The 5 different areas will be announced on New Year’s Eve so that you can plan your route for New Year’s Day.

There is not a long list of rules, but please use ONLY ONE CAR for each team and do not swap bonus numbers with other teams.

So, how many are up for our Six Tors Challenge?  Please reply to this post to let us know if you will be taking part or to ask any questions.

There is, of course, no charge to take part in this activity, but we would hope that participants would consider a small donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust when they have finished.

Please note that you can participate in this activity without attending our New Year Cream Tea event and can attend the event without participating in this activity.

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Author: Dartmoor Dave


2 thoughts on “2015 Six Tors Challenge”

  1. I have just received this from elditton:

    Dear Dave,
    Well done on setting what I anticipate will be a lovely way to spend New Year’s day on Dartmoor. Regrettably, I will not be able to participate. My wife is currently undergoing chemotherapy and we have to stay here in Surrey close to her hospital.
    As I will not be able to maintain my caches as I would wish for quite a few more months, I wonder if perhaps I should transfer them to any willing volunteers. I thought perhaps you might like to take over those in and around Cut Hill as you like it so much there. Perhaps MuddyPuddles would like to take on those of my caches that contain clues for his excellent Dartmoor Forest trail. I see elloello is newly active on North Dartmoor, perhaps he would like to take on some of those up there. I wonder if you could find time to discuss this whilst at tea tomorrow with other cachers who might like also to take some over. If they e-mail me, I will effect the transfers.
    All the very best to all Dartmoor Cachers for 2015

  2. Well done Dave this sounds like fun, would normally be up for something like this but have been asked to take the letterbox out to Fur Tor for the day.. good luck

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