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Geocaching and preserving of ancient sites

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:27 pm
by celticbadger
I think as gocachers we can be responsible for the preservation of ancient sites by 1 placing caches near them 2 researching the history of the site as the history may get lost so its important to get the oral history written down as well as reprinting what is known about the site 3 by bring pressure on local authorities to preserve these sites . By taking this type of action we will been seen in more favorable light by authorities and also be able to preserve the public right of ways

Re: Geocaching and preserving of ancient sites

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:04 am
by CluelessTwo
I Agree totally.

I was amazed at some of the sites your caches took us to on the ballycache rally. Many of these sites I would never of known existed. When you go to a new area to explore, you tend to follow brown signs and assume that thats all there is, but your caches brought me to places that arent being highlighted and brought to the attention of tourists etc. In particular that Medieval church, you did a sterling job getting permission off the farmer for that one. He was so nice and it makes all the difference when someone has went to the bother to get proper permissions. Plus the fact that I would of drove down the road and never of known that actually existed. Thats why I like caching.

Claire xx

Re: Geocaching and preserving of ancient sites

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:35 pm
by johnrm
One thing to remember is that caches should NEVER interfere with any structure, ancient of otherwise. If you come across a placement that could be regarded as sensitive, get in contact with the cache owner, and go further if you don't get any joy.
The last thing we want is to bring the game into ill-repute.

Re: Geocaching and preserving of ancient sites

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:30 pm
by CluelessTwo
Yeah, agreed, it kind of defeats the purpose if you ruin what your highlighting.

Claire xx