Amberel - North

The Bear Grylls Challenge

The Magna Defender

Lancashire

21 points

No. 796

 

An unusual puzzle, a great location and a large, clean, well stocked cache box 🙂.

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NineSquared

stonefielders

Cumbria

20 points

No. 547

Released

An awesome view over Blea Tarn. And a challenging spot to reach. Great cache 🙂.

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Unloved cache challenge

duncanhoyle

Northumberland

19 points

No. 499

With owner

Best cache of the trip - a lovely walk to a great location, a long search for tricky hide, ultimately successful 🙂.

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Down The Valley. Just For Fun)))).

Bxgeo

Lancashire

19 points

No. 785

With owner

A challenging descent into the valley, but a beautiful location.

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Sick Clanger

Davieses

Cumbria

19 points

No. 783

No response

A cache that had been on my to do list for years, so pleased when I got to go for it and even more pleased when I found it, despite dreadful conditions on the day 🙂.

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No response from c/o

Ring of Fire...Summit #9 - Devil's Waterfall

Hillgorilla

West Yorkshire

18 points

No. 673

With owner

Picturesque and challenging, but not TOO challenging 🙂.

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Ring of Fire (Rooley Moor)

meltdiceburg

Greater Manchester

18 points

No. 501

With owner

Rooley Moor is a great place for walking, and this series of caches, mostly in tricky to reach locations, makes the most of it.

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Ring of Fire...Gorpley Loop #6

The Magna Defender

West Yorkshire

18 points

No. 762

No response

A beautiful waterfall on the moor above Gorpley Reservoir.

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No response from c/o

Packwoman's Grave

High Mountain Wanderer&duncscott

Cumbria

17 points

No. 667

With owner

A great location and a poignant story.

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Ring of Fire...Portsmouth

Hillgorilla

Lancashire

17 points

No. 690

With owner

Not the longest walk, but a most enjoyable one 🙂.

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Portsmouth

The Big Walk...Bonus Ball Series No 4.

Hillgorilla

Lancashire

17 points

No. 645

No response

A short climb up a gully. Beautiful views from the cache location.

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No response from c/o

Blow your horn !

harrogate hunters

North Yorkshire

17 points

No. 614

With owner

I wasn't expecting much from this cache, but got a lot 🙂. An interesting history lesson, delivered pretty much first hand.

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By The Brooks

KEG88

Lancashire

17 points

No. 670

With owner

A lovely location on the moor, but mostly impressed by the condition of the cache compared to all the others we found that day - regular maintenance despite very few finds.

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ByTheBrooks

Citizen's Grand Cache.

Citizen Smith

Lancashire

17 points

No. 275

With owner

A steep, stiff climb up from the river - but what a view at the top 🙂.

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Alien Landing

bluewhitereg

West Yorkshire

17 points

No. 689

With owner

A lovely walk round the moor, and a final in a most beautiful setting.

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Ring of Fire...Dearden #14 - Devil's Hole

Hillgorilla

Lancashire

17 points

No. 672

No response

Beautiful and interesting location.

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No response from c/o

Coronas Folly

coronasv

Greater Manchester

17 points

No. 797

 

A most unusual location 🙂.

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Darwen Moor

L E G E N D

Lancashire

16 points

No. 273

With owner

A number of caches on a great walk across the moor. A rather unusual one to award because it covered more than one cache owner, and I've had to select the c/o with the greater number of caches.

As far as the linked cache is concerned, that too is a rather arbitrary choice. It has a great view of a spectacular chimney that I had seen Fred Dibnah climb during a television program, and it was great to see the chimney "for real" 🙂.

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Anglezarke Moor

PopUpPirate

Lancashire

16 points

No. 274

No response

A great walk across the moor. Most of the caches were set by this c/o, and the choice of the one linked to is based on a tricky but good hiding place that took us quite a long time to ferret out 🙂.

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No response from c/o

6x666 - Just a Devilish Challenge

Just-Us-Two

Durham

16 points

No. 498

With owner

What an excellent place to hide a cache 🙂. Challenging 🙂.

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White Coppice Bucket Challenge

meltdiceburg

Lancashire

16 points

No. 671

With owner

WhiteCoppice

Sleeping with the fishes

micky n dave

North Yorkshire

16 points

No. 612

With owner

A varied puzzle, followed by a pleasant walk and a fun finish 🙂.

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WWWRT - The Bowels

L E G E N D

Lancashire

16 points

No. 644

No response

A beautiful location between rolling green grassy slopes and the canal winding along below. And a fun placement for the cache 🙂.

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No response from c/o

Whins Brow

Langden

Lancashire

16 points

No. 784

No response

A lovely location out on the moors 🙂.

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No response from c/o

Way Around Dearden

Hillgorilla

Lancashire

15 points

No. 225

With owner

Wonderful walking country on the Lancashire moors, especially beautiful on the section up the river valley. Several hides in challenging locations. If the cache containers had been better quality and the logs dry it would have scored very high marks.

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Matts Cache.

Dynamic Duo 2012

Humberside

15 points

No. 496

With owner

An unusual cache placement! And trickier than first expected.

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The Big Walk

Hillgorilla

Lancashire

15 points

No. 226

With owner

More great walking on the Lancashire moors. No set route, and few tracks means thinking hard about picking the best way round, both when planning and when walking. Many hides are offset into river valleys, waterfalls, steep scrambles etc. - interesting as well as scenic.

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Round Top Summit, Yealand

martlakes

Lancashire

15 points

No. 400

With owner

The award also covers "Cringlebarrow and Deepdale". An interesting location.

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The Tups Bottom...Hidden Waterfall.

Hillgorilla

Greater Manchester

15 points

No. 795

 

Not many earthcaches in this list - but this was a great location 🙂.

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The source of the River Skell

harrogate hunters

North Yorkshire

15 points

No. 613

With owner

A very short walk on the moor, but a nice one 🙂.

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Rivelin Walk

iancnp

South Yorkshire

14 points

No. 695

With owner

A walk in unexpectedly beautiful country, well maintained caches. The walk also included the "Troglodyte" cache, though this was set by a different c/o.

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RivelinWalk

Beevers Bridge.

Dynamic Duo 2012

South Yorkshire

14 points

No. 497

With owner

Great placement, very tricky for a solo cacher.

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MagDef's Big One

The Magna Defender

Lancashire

14 points

No. 480

With owner

An enormous box in a lovely location on the moor.

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