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:
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.