To avoid you embarrassment, I’ll start off with a very useful tip – its pronounced Luck-silly-un. Fortunately we had this from a taxi driver early on which certainly helped!
The weather forecast forced us to change our plans for Day 2 and we opted for a shorter walk so as to not to be too far from the car should the worse occur. We decided to visit the Luxulyan Valley first and then to take in some more of the HALO series later.
The Luxulyan Valley was certainly the find of the week and somewhere we would never have found without the excellent Luxulyan Valley series of caches. We originally had no intention of bothering with the Earth Cache as well, but as soon as we saw the area, it became a must to do!
The Luxulyan Valley is probably the most fascinating area we have encountered since moving to the south-
west just over 3 years ago. There’s no point in me writing too much here but to point you to this site which gives an excellent overview: Luxulyan Valley The series of caches was brilliant and took us all around the Valley and the earth cache asked a few questions, both a real must for anybody visiting the area.
Having completed our walk around the Valley we took to the road to link up once again with HALO. No roads this time, but some nice footpaths through a lovely area. A total of 13 caches took us back to the car, only 8 of which were HALO, so not really a HALO day at all! Just before we got back to the car we crossed the Treffry viaduct, which carried the tramway high above the valley. However, this amazing structure is also an aquaduct as it carries a leat below the tramway!
We then drove to the pub at Luxulyan where the bonus cache is for the Luxulyan Valley series. However, we had two bonus letters missing so were unable to solve the bonus which will have to wait for our next visit to this lovely area. In total we walked 7.3 miles, taking 6 hours 20 minutes to find and log our 21 caches, plus 1 earth cache and 1 DNF on the Luxulyan Valley series.