Amberel Top Caches, Scotland and Wales
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Leaping Lemurs!

A well filled ammo can in an amazing location!

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Preseli
Powys
21 points
No. 485
No response
Nimbus master.

Multi-skills needed for this one, cross the loch and climb a tree. Very well presented.

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Mousekiller
Highland
21 points
No. 422
With owner
Ogof Clogwyn

Wow, what a great location, done lots of underground caches but never one quite like this!

Wizbit100 in Ogof Clogwyn. Click the images to expand them.

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Funk to Funky
Gwent
21 points
No. 409
With owner
A Lad and a Lassie

A great multi on the loch, maybe pick a less windy day than we did!

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Mousekiller
Highland
20 points
No. 424
With owner
Cetacea Odontoceti

A tricky puzzle and an enjoyable small boat trip :-). We had a whale of a time ;-)

Amberel and Wizbit100 flushed with success :-). Click the image to expand it.

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Mousekiller
Highland
20 points
No. 423
With owner
Stratton hotel

A very original field puzzle followed by a roped tree climb.

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Mousekiller
Highland
19 points
No. 420
With owner
Ogof Huw John Fychan

A really great location, superb beach, great views, some surprises and possibly the best hiding place I've seen in 5,500 cache finds :-).

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UrsusBear
Gwynedd
19 points
No. 119
Released
CC37 Cannon Balls a Likely Story

A neat puzzle, leading to a wholly unexpected final location!

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Write and Mane
Gwent
18 points
No. 488
With owner
Porth Sion Dafydd

A lovely walk along a wide, deserted beach, at low tide, to a fun cache placement :-).

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UrsusBear
Gwynedd
18 points
No. 118
 
Mountain Spring.

This wasn't the main part of our route, but it turned out to be the nicest cache of the day, a beautiful location perched on the side of the moutain.

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vincent1960
Mid Glamorgan
18 points
No. 317
With owner
Start Jumping at the Bryn

My goodness, stage 1 was tricky. Fun interaction with pub customers :-). Very original :-).

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martin&lindabryn
Gwynedd
18 points
No. 412
With owner
Terror on the ridge of death !

The cache that got us started on this crazy hike in a crazy place!


Wizbit100 on the final push up to the ridge
Looking back
That's the ridge part complete
and then it gets harder - dizzygirl already up there, I've still to climb it!
Another climb, never ends
Another top, with Cache U Nutter
mjcross, dizzygirl and Cache U Nutter - we went right along the top of that!
Dizzygirl looking back
Garnedd Ugain, the long ridge after Crib Goch
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leminem
Gwynedd
17 points
No. 387
Released
Six Kingdoms

A great location, shame we were in cloud and high winds when we were there, we had to imagine the view ;-).

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Chermione
Isle of Man
17 points
No. 552
 
Alva's Cliff Faces

The award also covers "D'Ye Ken Wee Torry?". A lovely walk with some spectacular views.

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Claxons
Central
17 points
No. 399
With owner
Rhobell Fawr

A superb walk in the mid-Wales mountains. Regrettably the caches appear to be visited far less frequently than they deserve.

Sheepfold through the clouds - click the image to expand it.

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DAEARYDDA
Gwynedd
17 points
No. 191
Released
Pickle House

Wow! We were most fortunate to arrive just after Pickle House had been redecorated :-).

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mushroom mike
Pembroke
17 points
No. 122
With owner
Sygyn Copper Trail

A varied walk, taking in the town of Beddgelert, industrial and other history, myth, great views, past rushing river and over rocky mountain.

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UrsusBear
Gwynedd
17 points
No. 114
With owner
Chip's Challenge

Nicely presented cache, up a tree, in a beautiful location :-).

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TeamBucki and HarpingMcCartan
Grampian
17 points
No. 419
With owner
Troglodyte's Treasure

A steep descent to the beach.

Wizbit100 prospecting a route. Click the image to expand it.

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MagicCarpet
Highland
17 points
No. 421
With owner
The "Extreme" Waterfall

A really silly place to put a cache ;-). And silly cachers for finding it :-).

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thehorcrux
West Glamorgan
17 points
No. 486
With owner
Loch Vrotachan

Beautiful views.

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perth pathfinders
Grampian
16 points
No. 397
With owner
The First in Wales

Classic cache in a great location :-).

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The Gecko's
Gwent
16 points
No. 318
With owner
Rock In A Hole

A lovely cross-country walk for us, as the sun was going down.

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Welshvlad
Gwent
16 points
No. 319
With owner
Bardsey View

A spectacular cliff-top walk.

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UrsusBear
Gwynedd
16 points
No. 117
 
Cilan Cliffs

A fairly straightforward puzzle followed by a lovely cliff-top walk, in a strong gale, through heather and gorse. A slightly "heart in mouth" hiding place!

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UrsusBear
Gwynedd
16 points
No. 116
 
Pickle Tower

A really great location, and a fun hide :-).

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mushroom mike
Pembroke
16 points
No. 121
With owner
Precipice picnic

A lovely walk and great views - and a tricky approach to the cache.

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Bedfordj and Woody
Gwynedd
16 points
No. 411
No response
Grid Filler Challenge Cache

A most unusual cache location, with a beautiful view to boot :-).

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malbowsier
Mid Glamorgan
16 points
No. 484
With owner
The Cairnwell

A stiff climb under the chair lift cables. The ski lifts, so useful in winter, do blight the landscape somewhat in summer.

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IamAJMiller
Tayside
16 points
No. 396
No response
Phones 4 U - Carn Aosda

A gentler gradient to this one.

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IamAJMiller
Grampian
16 points
No. 398
No response
Cateran Link

A pleasant walk, if little boggy in places, and some great views.

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Dair Mor
Tayside
16 points
No. 395
No response
The "Extreme" Rock

A fun abseil - but we made he same mistake as everyone else ;-).

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thehorcrux
West Glamorgan
16 points
No. 410
With owner
Lest We Forget #(??) Stobo

The first and only TOP CACHE coin for a virtual cache. What I found here was completely unexpected, and the more I looked, the more was to be seen. If you only ever do one virtual, make it this one :-).

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Caledonian CacheFest
Scottish Borders
15 points
No. 500
With owner
Canaston Wood

A series of amusing and beautifully engineered caches in some lovely woods.

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mushroom mike
Pembroke
15 points
No. 120
With owner
IT HAS IT ALL! #1

A hard slog over boggy ground and felled trees, a descent through the bracken and a wade in the river :-).

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J@cobite
Strathclyde
15 points
No. 418
With owner
North Wales Mega Ascent

A couple of good tree climbs during the Welsh Mega.

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alfieo
Clwyd
15 points
No. 413
 
Elan Valley

A lovely walk on the hills above the Caerwen Reservoir, though the going is difficult and energy sapping in many places.

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Jaughan
Powys
15 points
No. 190
With owner
Scotland's First

An iconic cache in a great location.

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Jock Scott
Central
15 points
No. 384
No response
...wombling free (Great Uncle Bulgaria)

A first stage that was great fun :-).

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monkeydestructor
Strathclyde
15 points
No. 385
With owner
Yr Wyddfa

Done the hard way, along the top of Crib Goch.

Lots of photos on this page, see entry for "Terror on the ridge of death".

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Black Tulip
Gwynedd
15 points
No. 386
With owner
Reviewer's 25 Challenge - GOLD

A fun placement.

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martin&lindabryn
Gwynedd
14 points
No. 390
With owner
Vertigo - MACC29

A fun cache placement, well hidden - though I did get saturated by the wet moss ;-).

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malbowsier
Mid Glamorgan
14 points
No. 408
With owner
Clambering with the Classics

A series of tree free climbs, of which I found just #7 and #8. The trees were well chosen to be challenging (for me) but possible.

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Funk to Funky
Gwent
14 points
No. 483
 
Summit or Submit

A quiet walk along the top of Crib Goch to join the thousands thronging up the Pyg track and the path from Llanberis.

Lots of photos on this page, see entry for "Terror on the ridge of death".

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scottpa100
Gwynedd
14 points
No. 388
No response
Coed y Gedrys #4 Rusting Hulk

I'm not generally a fan of nanos, but this was an excellent hiding place.

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Ffion's friends
Mid Glamorgan
14 points
No. 487
With owner
South Goes Northwest (Betws Beech Ascent)

All the way to North Wales to find a tree cache set by a cacher local to us :-)

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alfieo
Gwynedd
14 points
No. 389
With owner
Cache on a Bare Mountain

A good hiding place in a beautiful cliff-top location.

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wumsandi
Gwynedd
14 points
No. 115
No response
Cuckoo

There's not much that is new under the sun, but in 5,500 cache finds I'd never come across one like this before :-).

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mushroom mike
Pembroke
14 points
No. 123
With owner