I am defining popular caches purely on the number of times that they have been found. It is not recommending these caches or suggesting that they are of any particular quality – either good or bad.
Before I compiled this list I would have thought that it would have been dominated by easy cache & dashes placed by the roadside. But this is not the case. Possibly two reasons may explain this – first, we don’t have that many cache & dashes on Dartmoor and second, many of those we do have were placed later in the year and haven’t had the same chance as those placed earlier.
The surprise to me is the huge popularity of the South Brent Trail and the Dewer Ramble. Together, the 31 caches in these two series account for 46% of the total caches found on Dartmoor this year! Please note that I have only included one cache from each series in this list, as otherwise hardly any other cache would get a mention!
So, if you want to place caches that are going to be popular, forget the cache & dash, and place your caches around a fairly easy but beautiful walking route somewhere to the south of the moor. Congratulations to both Silky & Saucepan Man and muddypuddles for these very good and enjoyable series.
|1||South Brent Trail No.1||Silky & Saucepan Man||187|
|2||'Take Moor Care' #2||HappyHockings||136|
|3||Dewer Ramble 1: Cadover Cross||muddypuddles||127|
|4||Rock Around the Cox 4||sonatellas||115|
|5||'Take MOOR Care' #1||HappyHockings||106|
|6||Foggintor School||The Celtic Jedi||103|
|6||Dartmoor Travel Bug Hotel||Dartmoor Dave||103|
|9||Goz on the Moor||Goz Family||88|
|11||Dartmoor Exploration 2 - Hound T||MarcusLee||87|
|12||Just Another Bridge - Lydford Ra||veedub-girl||82|
|12||The Joy of Caching - No. 10||The Forgetful Elephants||82|
|14||The Indian in the Leat||Simcki||75|
|16||Mortar By The Water||Keturah||68|
|18||Sam's 9th Birthday Cache||popplegriff||61|
|18||Wrangaton cross log||wellbeloved747||61|
|18||14 Miles from Plymouth TB hotel||wellbeloved747||61|
|21||Walk on the Wild Side - No 1 Pow||Dartmoor Dave||60|
|23||Take Courage||Hobo and Miss||58|
|23||Beano & Lilly's Box.||andystoze||58|